══●══ I found this heartbreaking story. ══●══
My Mother Only had one eye. I hated her…She was such an embarrassment, She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. One day during elementary school where my mom came to Support me, i was so embarrassed, how could she do this to me ? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.
The next day at school one of my classmates said, ‘EEEE, your mom only has one eye!’ I wanted to bury myself, i also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, ‘ If you’re only gonna make 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 was oblivious to her feelings. I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her.
So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study. Then, I got married, I bought a house of my own, I had kids of my own, I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts. Then one day, my Mother came to visit me, she hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her grandchildren. When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, ‘How dare you come to my house and scare my children!’ GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!’ And to this, my mother quietly answered, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry, I may have gotten the wrong address,’ and she disappeared out of sight.
One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity. My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have. ‘
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. But I may not be able to even 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. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine. I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye. With all my love to you, Your mother.’
══●════●══This story made me so sad.══●════●══
I remembered a Japanese proverb “Oya-no-kokoro-ko-shirazu（親の心子知らず）”,which means “Child resists parents with shallow thoughts, not realizing their deep affection”. Moral : Parents Always Give Sacrifice For Their Children But Unfortunately They Can,t Understand. Despite they love us, but sometimes we forget them why ?
Your Lord has decreed that you shall not worship except Him, and your parents shall be honored. As long as one or both of them live, you shall never say to them, “Uff” (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout at them; you shall treat them amicably.[Quran 17:23-25]
And lower for them the wings of humility, and kindness, and say, “My Lord, have mercy on them, for they have raised me from infancy.”
Your Lord is fully aware of your innermost thoughts. If you maintain righteousness, He is Forgiver of those who repent.
“O John(Yahya), you shall uphold the scripture, strongly.” We endowed him with wisdom, even in his youth.[Quran 19:12-15]
So parents teach your kids to hold scripture strongly and strictly so that they dont disapoint you in you old age and be dutiful to you and you lord .May God bless our parents Ameen. Oh Lord have mercy on them Ameen.