My Mama


Dear Mom,

I love you thank you for everything you have done and I couldn't have made it to where I am now. You raise a good son and I hope you know I love you

Struggle is real

In my family both my parents are factory workers even though they went to college in the Philippines my mom was a bs math graduate as well as a teacher back home but didn't count here which forced her to work in a factory building chainsaws she works hard to provide for me and my sister as well as my 92y/o grandma who lives with us she tries her hardest to make ends meet.


One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a large company. He passed the first interview; the managing director did the final interview, made the final decision.

The managing director discovered from the resume that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score good marks.

The managing director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "none".

The managing director asked, "Was it your father who paid for your school fees?" The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees."

The managing director asked, "Where did your mother work?" The youth answered, "My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The managing director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The managing director asked, "Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?" The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me."

The managing director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning."

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the youth.

The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother. That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the managing director's office. The managing director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked: "Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered, "I cleaned my mother's hand and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes."

The managing director asked, "Please tell me your feelings?"

The youth said the following:

  1. I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today.
  2. By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.
  3. I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The managing director said, "This is what I am looking for to be my young manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement mentality" and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent's efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the child instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, play games, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.


From this story I learned what my mom really does for m she works her hardest for me to do better she puts up with my yelling my bad moods and anger she put s up with me going out late coming home at 2am she puts up with all the bad choice I have made and still makes sacrifices for me. I am proud of being her son and I hope you could go home and say I love you to your mothers