Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mother's Love and Sacrifices

After having reached the peak of his career, a man felt an urge to repay back to his mother for all that she had done for him.

So he asked her, "Mother, what can I give you? What can I do for you? I sincerely want to repay you for all the sacrifies you have made for me and for all the love you have showered upon me."

She looked surprised and said, "Why do you think about it. It was my duty, so I did it. You don't have to repay me. Even if you want to, there is no way a man can ever repay his mother."

Despite her continuous refusal to ask for anything, he continued to persist. To put an end to the discussion, She said, "All right. If you must, then tonight you sleep on my bed with me, just as you used to when you were a baby."

He said, "That's a strange thing to ask for, but if it pleases you, I will."

As soon as he fell asleep, the mother got up and brought a bucket of water. She poured a mug full of water on his side. Feeling disturbed of wetness under him, In his sleep he moved away to the other side of the bed. As he settled down, his mother poured another mug of water on the other side. In his slumber, he tried to find space towards the foot of the bed.

Sometime later, he woke up feeling that this part of the bed too was damp. He got up and saw his mother, with the mug in her hand. He asked angrily, "What are you doing, mother? Why don't you let me sleep? How do you expect me to sleep on a wet bed?"

She said, "I slept with you when you wetted the bed in the night. I changed your nappy and moved you to the dry part of the bed, while I slept on the wet side. You wanted to repay me. Can you sleep here even for one night with me on a damp bed? If you can, I'll take it that you have repaid me."

How true it is that of all the debts in the world, the one that can never be repaid is the one you owed to your mother. You can never repay the love, the care and the time your mother gave you to bring you up. You are a part of her flesh and blood. Don't forget this, because she never ever forgets it.

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