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8 Lies From Mother ---must Read by Oluwajemberun(m): 2:59pm On Aug 29, 2012
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EIGHT LIES OF A MOTHER
This story begins when I wasa 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, shecould
give me a little bit more
nutritious food for my growth.
Once she had caught just twofish, she would make fish soup.
While I was eating the soup,mother would sit besideme 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."
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 matchboxesby
candle light. 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 nottired."
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 thatshe
had prepared in a thermos. The tea was not as strong as my
Mother's love, Seeing Mothercovered 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 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 neighbours 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."
This was Mother's Fifth 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 stead fast and even sent the money back to
me. She said, "I have enoughmoney."
That was Mother's Sixth 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 jumpin 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 Seventh Lie.
In her dot age, Mother was attacked by cancer and had to be
hospitalized. Now living far across the ocean, I went home to
visit Mother who was bed ridden
after an operation. Mother tried to smile but I was heart broken
because she was so thin andfeeble but Mother said,"Don't cry,
son! I'm not in pain."
That was Mother's Eighth Lie.
Telling me this, her eighth lie,she died.
YES, MOTHER WAS AN ANGEL!#crying#
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 meansthe world to me.
Hit LIKE
and
write, "I LOVE YOU MOM" if you are proud of your mother...

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Re: 8 Lies From Mother ---must Read by nuelobi(m): 3:15pm On Aug 29, 2012
indeed mums r pivotal 2our colectiv sense of blesings!
Re: 8 Lies From Mother ---must Read by Knight1(m): 4:03pm On Aug 29, 2012
this is just too good!!!
Re: 8 Lies From Mother ---must Read by ajibo11: 3:12am On Aug 30, 2012
God pls bless my mum.@poster nice one
Re: 8 Lies From Mother ---must Read by Nobody: 3:26pm On Aug 30, 2012
Yea,mothers r d best
Re: 8 Lies From Mother ---must Read by Cherish100(f): 9:03am On Sep 01, 2012
I wish all mothers were this caring. Mine abandoned me at barely 4 months old and now that we have a chance of reconciling, she doesn't even want to see my face.
Re: 8 Lies From Mother ---must Read by friendl: 7:41am On Sep 11, 2012
Your mother was a wonderful person,

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