days go by, years changed
I can imagine
how you have become a handsome young man
energetically in do your dream
you know, in life… nothing is perfect
and regret always comes at the end
I do not expect what I have done
to you and your mother would be forgiven
and I am sure that if one day I come or meet you
you will kicked me away
but deep in my heart…. I know
you still remember me
so the want to see you
continued bubbling in this old chest
I currently watching a photo of us
the day I taught you to fishing
oh dear…. wish I could turn back to that time
but the rice has become porridge
at least I’ve taught you how to fishing
please remember son
if there is a chance to see you
I would fight to grab it
– few days later –
I still have not been able to catch a fish,
please teach me again.
– mei –
My mom only had 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 during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to 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, ‘Eeeeee…, 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,
shared from Moral Stories
– mei –
gave birth to you was beauty
raising you was my liability
leading you is my duty
loving you is a loveliest pleasure
your hopes are my prayer
your struggle is my pain
your tears is my anguish
your wound is my suffering
in your dark I will be the eyes
in the drought I will become the rain
in the storm I will become the shelter
in your battle I will be the shield
for you …. I willingly sacrifice
for you …. my love is unconditional
because of you….. my breath has meaning
– mei –
Dedicated to my beloved sons Romeza, Rolanzi and Ronizar
with all the shortcomings I will always try to give my best …
though I knew perfection only belongs to Allah SwT.
With all my love,
One day, a rich dad took his son on a trip.
Wanted to show him how poor someone can be.
They spent time on the farm of a poor family.
On the way home, dad asked,
“Did you see how poor they are?
What did you learn?”.
“We have one dog, they have four,
we have pool, they have rivers,
we have lanterns at night, they have stars,
we buy foods, they grow theirs,
we have walls to protect us, they have friends,
we have encyclopedias, they have Bible.”
Then they headed,
“Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are.”
It’s not about money that make us rich,
it’s about simplicity of having God in our lives.
by : Believe In Your Self & What Other Thinks Won’t Matter
– mei –