Robert hailed from a poor family background. He lost his father in his childhood in an accident. Therefore, his mother brought him up with so many hardships. She was penniless when Robert’s father died. But she worked as a servant maid in few houses and brought up Robert. Robert’s mother wanted to provide good education to him so that he could lead a comfortable life in future. Unfortunately she had only one. The reasons for the same were not known to him. Whenever his mother used to bring lunch pack to him Robert’s friends used to ridicule because she had only one eye. Robert as a child began developing aversion against his mother. He told his mother why she did not die instead of living with one eye. She felt very bad about such comments from Robert. All she replied was only to smile. Robert studied well and became an officer and lived comfortably. His mother used to be happy with Robert’s achievement. But Robert still disliked his mother because of one eye. After his marriage, Robert’s children got scared and Robert did not like her mother coming to his house. She stayed in a hut only in a different place in order to avoid embarrassment to Robert and his children. Once she came to see the house enquiring the address of Robert, and Robert even after seeing her said that it was not the house she was looking for and his mother went away. He thanked God that his mother did not recognize him. After few days, Robert got a letter from unknown address and opened and read the letter. It was written by his mother. She wrote that when Robert’s father died in accident Robert lost one eye. She did not like Robert living with one eye through out his life. Hence, she donated her eye to Robert so that Robert could see the world with both the eyes. Having realized this, tears rolled for Robert and he deeply regretted. He went to his native place to see his mother and shocked to know that she was no more. He wept deeply for his folly and aversion against his mother. He was very rude with his mother and did not give her any happiness. He did not fulfill her dreams. He repented a lot for his misdeeds. From the above story the message is clear that it is necessary to empathize and the importance of the individuals is known only after their departure. It is a message for all the children across the world to love their mother whether she was beautiful or ugly because mother is supreme.
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