This story begins when I was a child. I was born poor. Often we hadn’t enough to eat. Whenever
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 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 onmy chopstick but she immediately refused it and said, “Eat this fish, son! I don’t really
like fish.” This was Mother’s SecondLie.
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 tocover our needs. One wintry night I awoke to find Mother filling the matchboxes by 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 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 oncegave her my glass and asked her todrink 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. Sheheld 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 andgotten a job, it was time for my oldMother to retire but she carried on going to the market every morningjust 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 enough money.” 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 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 Seventh Lie.
In her dotage, Mother was attackedby 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 shewas so thin and feeble 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!
M – O – T – H – E – R
“M” is for the Million things she
“O” means Only that she’s
“T” is for the Tears she shed to
“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
Put them all together, they
“MOTHER” a word that means
the world to
write, “I LOVE YOU MOM” if you
proud of her ♥
Remeber jannah lies under the feet of your mother and she is given more importance even when compared to your father. So always think wisely whenever you use your words and always help her ♥
by:Dua to Allah