• My mom had only one eye.I hated her.
    She was such an embarrassment.She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.
    There was this one day in school when my mom came to say hello to me.I was so embarrassed.How could she do this to me?!?
    I threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school, one of my classmates said, "Gross! Your mom had only one eye!"

    I wanted to bury myself.I also wanted my mom to disappear. I confronted her that day and said, "if you're only making me a laughing stock, why don't you just die?" My mom did not respond. I didn't even stop to think for a second about what I had said because I was full of anger. I walked out of that house. I had nothing to do with her. So I studied hard to get a chance to study abroad. Then I got married, got a house of my own and three kids. I was happy with my life especially with my family. Then one day, my mom came to visit me. Unable to know my children, she was laughed by her grandchildren. I screamed at her, "how dare you come to my house uninvited? Get out of here!" Then my mom answered, "oh sorry, I may have the wrong address" and she disappeared. One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old church and asked our friends about my mother. My neighbors told me that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter.

    "My dearest son, I think of you all the time. I'm sorry that I came to your house and scared your children. I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. I may not even be able to get out of bed to see you. I'm sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up. You see, when you were very little, you got into an accident and lost your eye, So I gave you mine. I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me."

    With all my love,