Love from Mom

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
I used to get very uncomfortable and even upset with the fact that my mom always woke up early each morning to ask me if she could help make me some breakfast or prepare a drink for me to take to work. She wanted to see me off to work each morning and to wish me having a great day. To me, these kinds of mornings seem very heavy and boring. One time, I told her: “Mom, I am old enough, I know how to take care of myself. Why don’t you go to sleep so I can have a free and quiet morning before I head to work?” My mom was quiet and walked to her room sadly with red eyes…..

Many years later, my son was at the age of entering his middle school. He wanted to be independent by taking the bus to school. I understood his need of wanting to be separate from his mom and learn how to be independent, but I still tried to hold onto him as much as I could. I woke up early each morning, tried to cook breakfast for him, made sure he had a special drink that he liked. Then, one day, he looked at me and said “Mom, don’t do these things for me anymore. I am old enough and I can take care it by myself.” I looked at him and did not want to believe what I just heard. How could he say these kinds of things to me? Why did he not want to receive the love I have for him? I felt like I was losing something intangible that I was unable to describe. I sat there, quiet and feeling tears dropping down on my face. Right at that moment, the picture of my mom with her red eyes came up in my mind. “Oh Mom, I felt so bad for rejecting your care and love, I felt so guilty for taking you for granted during that time.”

Now, each time whenever I miss my mom, I wish I could live near her, I wish I could be more loving to her. I miss all of the care and love that she had for me. I wish I did not take her for granted and treasured her love for me instead of saying hurtful things like I did in the past……

For those who have your mom living around you, please enjoy the love that your mom gives you and treasure her.

Submitted: May 15, 2012

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I used to get very uncomfortable and even upset with the fact that my mom always woke up early each morning to ask me if she could help make me some breakfast or prepare a drink for me to take to work. She wanted to see me off to work each morning and to wish me having a great day. To me, these kinds of mornings seem very heavy and boring. One time, I told her: “Mom, I am old enough, I know how to take care of myself. Why don’t you go to sleep so I can have a free and quiet morning before I head to work?” My mom was quiet and walked to her room sadly with red eyes…..

Many years later, my son was at the age of entering his middle school. He wanted to be independent by taking the bus to school. I understood his need of wanting to be separate from his mom and learn how to be independent, but I still tried to hold onto him as much as I could. I woke up early each morning, tried to cook breakfast for him, made sure he had a special drink that he liked. Then, one day, he looked at me and said “Mom, don’t do these things for me anymore. I am old enough and I can take care it by myself.” I looked at him and did not want to believe what I just heard. How could he say these kinds of things to me? Why did he not want to receive the love I have for him? I felt like I was losing something intangible that I was unable to describe. I sat there, quiet and feeling tears dropping down on my face. Right at that moment, the picture of my mom with her red eyes came up in my mind. “Oh Mom, I felt so bad for rejecting your care and love, I felt so guilty for taking you for granted during that time.”

Now, each time whenever I miss my mom, I wish I could live near her, I wish I could be more loving to her. I miss all of the care and love that she had for me. I wish I did not take her for granted and treasured her love for me instead of saying hurtful things like I did in the past……

For those who have your mom living around you, please enjoy the love that your mom gives you and treasure her.


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