Seven lies of a mother


මට ලැබුනු විද්‍යුත් ලිපියකින් උපුටාගත්තකි.

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.
This was Mother’s First Lie.

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 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.
This was Mother’s Second Lie.

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.
This was Mother’s Third Lie

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!“.
This was Mother’s Fourth Lie.

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.
That was Mother’s Fifth Lie.

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.
That was Mother’s Sixth Lie

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.
That was Mother’s Seventh Lie.

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.

  1. ‍ෆා ද බ්ලොගී
    July 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Though how many centuries passed, MOTHERS will keep lying on these 8 things or even more…

    Thanks for sharing….!

  2. July 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    this story really touched… thanks 4 sharing bro

  3. July 25, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I might not that serious kind guy to lecture you about love, but when you think of your mum do you feel anything but love? she don’t care you don’t love her back as she does. because she unconditionally love you for who you are. no matter how big you screw up, you know she’ll always be there for you. just spend a minute to show her your love to her, or you might be too late…

  4. Ansh Lucky Sri Jay
    July 25, 2010 at 6:14 am

    this is really touching and yes, 100% true. I remembered my amma, she too used these 8 lines very often.

  5. හෙළයා
    July 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Another great post brother. Parents sacrifice their whole life on their children without any complain. But the most amazing thing is they still love them from the bottom of their hearts.
    Nt only mother bt also father.
    Great work mchn

  6. January 31, 2012 at 3:27 am

    no comment at all,,,,,,,i have nothing to say about this,,,,,,you really touch the readers hearts,,i told you,,some lives of other people will turn around if they will read this!!!!!!!!!

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