December 17, 2010


A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: N500.00

For cleaning up my room this week: N1,000.00

For going to the store for you: N200

Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: N500

Taking out the garbage: N250

For getting a good report card: N2,500.00

For cleaning up and raking the yard: N750

Total owed: N5,200

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me:

No Charge

For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you:

No Charge

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years:

No Charge

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead:

No Charge
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:

No Charge

Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is:

No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL".


• You will never how much your parents worth till you become a parent

• Be a giver not an asker, especially with your parents. there is a lot to give, besides money.

Advice: IF your mom is alive and close to you, give her a big kiss and ask her for forgiveness. If she is far away, call her.


Natural Nigerian said...

His mum is so sweet. I would have charged his naughty self for room and board! Lol!

cheap essay writers said...

She is a very wise mother! And she's absolutely right . Nobody counts the hours we spend at their beds, holding them, drying their tears, getting their mistakes as just mistakes and nothing more...

Emy said...

This is quite touching. I guess nothing equals a mother's love

Jordy Juniady said...

Ah,, this is sad, I am far away from my parents. Missed them.

Jovie Onyema said...

thats a great way to look at a parent's love...we are generally selfish, but our parents do so much