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EIGHT LIES OF A MOTHER. (A touching story) Happy Mother Day

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EIGHT LIES OF A MOTHER..... (A touching story)

1)This story begins when I was a child: I was born poor. Often we hadn't enough to eat. Whenever we had some food, Mother often gave me her portion of rice. While she was transferring her rice into my bowl, she would say ..


"Eat this rice, son! I'm not hungry."

2)As I grew, Mother gave up her spare time to fish in a river near our house; she hoped that from the fish she caught, she could give me a little bit more nutritious food for my growth. Once she had caught just two fish, she would make fish soup. While I was eating the soup, mother would sit beside me and eat the what was still left on the bone of the fish I had eaten. My heart was touched when I saw it. Once I gave the other fish to her on my chopstick but she immediately refused it and said, "Eat this fish, son! I don't really like fish."

3)Then, in order to fund my education, Mother went to a Match Factory to bring home some used matchboxes which she filled with fresh matchsticks. This helped her get some money to cover our needs. One wintry night I awoke to find Mother filling the matchboxes by candlelight. So I said, "Mother, go to sleep; it's late: you can continue working tomorrow morning." Mother smiled and said

"Go to sleep, son! I'm not tired"

4)When I had to sit my Final Examination, Mother accompanied me. After dawn, Mother waited for me for hours in the heat of the sun. When the bell rang, I ran to meet her. Mother embraced me and poured me a glass of tea that she had prepared in a thermos. The tea was not as strong as my Mother's love, Seeing Mother covered with perspiration, I at once gave her my glass and asked her to drink too. Mother said .. "Drink, son! I'm not thirsty!".

5)After Father's death, Mother had to play the role of a single parent. She held on to her former job; she had to fund our needs alone. Our family's life was more complicated. We suffered from starvation. Seeing our family's condition worsening, my kind Uncle who lived near my house came to help us solve our problems big and small. Our other neighbors saw that we were poverty stricken so they often advised my mother to marry again. But Mother refused to remarry saying..

"I don't need love!"

6)After I had finished my studies and gotten a job, it was time for my old Mother to retire but she carried on going to the market every morning just to sell a few vegetables. I kept sending her money but she was steadfast and even sent the money back to me. She said, "I have enough money!"

7)I continued my part-time studies for my Master's Degree. Funded by the American Corporation for which I worked, I succeeded in my studies. With a big jump in my salary, I decided to bring Mother to enjoy life in America but Mother didn't want to bother her son; she said to me .. "I'm not used to high living!"

8)In her dotage, Mother was attacked by cancer and had to be hospitalized. Now living far across the ocean, I went home to visit Mother who was bedridden after an operation. Mother tried to smile but I was heartbroken because she was so thin and feeble but Mother said, "Don't cry, son! I'm not in pain!"

Telling me this, her eighth lie, she died ..


M - O - T - H - E - R

"M" is for the Million things she gave me

"O" means Only that she's growing old

"T" is for the Tears she shed to save me

"H" is for her Heart of gold

"E" is for her Eyes with love-light shining in them

"R" means Right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER" a word that means the world to me.

For those of you who are lucky to be still blessed with your Mom's presence on Earth, this story is beautiful. For those who aren't so blessed, this is even more beautiful.

Happy Mother Day.

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Reply oluwabunmi oloke
2:52 PM on October 8, 2011 
oh, so touching a story, how l appreciate my mother the more.
Reply MsRich
5:01 PM on October 8, 2011 
This is very touching and very true in a lot of families, even to this day. I don't have my Mother anymore, in the physical sense that is, and I miss her terribly. I'm a single parent of two children ages 15, and 11. I'm preparing a nice package of clothing to send to my people in Senegal. I haven't outright shopped for clothes in years, and the last items I purchased were under 8dollars. I am sending the clothes to Senegal because 'I don't need that many clothes'.
Reply Abubakar Tenimu
7:11 PM on October 8, 2011 
Reply Cent-Ralph Enisan
11:15 PM on April 29, 2012 
Good Job Guys
Reply Debolina Raja Gupta
2:10 AM on December 27, 2012 
Hi, I am from India, and I came across this story while researching something online. I can relate to this story, as my childhood was also strewn with hard times, all of which was taken care of by my parents, so that my brother and I could get a great future, and today, with their hard work and blessings, we are blessed in life. I wanted to thank you for sharing this wonderful story and putting it so aptly in words. Truly, no one can love you as a mother, as a parent! Thanks again.
Reply yk
2:50 AM on December 13, 2014 
Dear,Reunionblock family,Mother is thy name is only sacrifice and sacrifice,who can afford to offer life saving milk out of her breast,,birth of a baby is always second life of the mother,mothers sleep in wet beds to offer dry bedspread to child ,they keep fast to offer to their siblings in all odds of climate ,social,or any unseen they are iron castle around her children,No body is rich enough to repay THE MOTHER,Thanks for this inspirational thought,may god bless you and your family.
Reply Yen Yen Ramos
7:11 AM on February 11, 2015 
Very touching stories. :(
Reply john robert michura
12:37 PM on July 5, 2016 
great,touching story
Reply R
1:03 AM on August 6, 2016 
This story of a mother is so true. A MOTHER is irreplaceable ! I am grateful to GOD for having me a great mother. She sacrificed her life for her children.
GOD bless all mothers
Reply khamis abujeres
6:02 AM on September 2, 2016 
she is the only one in my dream. thak u mum for everythings u did to me.