Short Stories » Unconditional Love
Rishi was a 10 year old boy. Just like any other boy of his age, he had the usual tantrums with his mother. Sometimes he obeyed what she said and what his father said, and sometimes he would completely ignore them. Since this was very common in kids, Rishi’s mom did not worry a lot.
It was an unexpected holiday announced by the school of Rishi and he had 5 holidays. He spent a good time with his mother. She took him for outings, they went to beach and amusement parks, had delicious dining, she cooked his favourite foods and played with him. Three days were left and Rishi’s mother wanted to clean the house and she wanted to involve
Rishi in cleaning.
She asked him to help her and as a surprise, he also accepted.
Everything was done to perfection. Rishi’s mummy was surprised with his act. While she was cooking the dinner meal, Rishi gave her a piece of paper, written by him. Since his mom was busy cooking, she asked him to place the paper on the dining table.
After cooking the meals, she took the paper left by his son and was shocked to see what he wrote!
The piece of paper contained this list:
For cutting grass in the garden – Rs. 300
For Cleaning my Room – Rs. 250
For helping you in the kitchen – Rs. 200
For buying milk and fruits for you – Rs. 50
For taking care of my sister when you were shopping – Rs. 250
For removing the garbage – Rs. 100
Total you owe - Rs. 1150 /-
She was literally shocked!
She didn’t speak a word and wrote in a paper and gave it to her son.
For carrying you nine months – No Charge
For getting severely sick when you were growing inside me – No Charge
For sleepless nights taking care of you for several months – No Charge
For soothing you without getting annoyed whenever you troubled – No Charge
For heartfelt prayers and passing through those dreadful days when you met with an accident when you were 3 years – No Charge
Innumerable days spent without calmness and peace of mind thinking about your present and future – No Charge
For taking care of you like a precious gift I never had in my life – No Charge
You Owe: -------------------------------
The boy was in tears and rushed to his mom and gave a tight hug that he had never done before.
Rishi, unable to look at her, told, ‘Mom I love you! I’m sorry for everything!’
She kissed on his forehead. Rishi crushed the paper he wrote and threw into dustbin.
We don’t understand the love of a mother, the unconditional love!