Money before Mom

He held her trembling hand. Her nails were curling and textured. He felt them gently with his finger tips. He sighed and looked at her lovingly, one last time. He wanted to save her. But couldn’t. ‘I know you love me Mom!’ he said. She nodded and smiled weakly beneath her oxygen mask. She gestured for a pen and paper and scribbled, ‘Its OK if you let go Son, I know you need the money badly.’ He looked at the paper with shock and then towards her. She closed her eyes, smiling, to never open them again.

For Moral Mondays ‘ Money is the root of all evil’

Alka Sharma. All rights reserved. seal


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Nortina S. says:

    Very selfless of Mom, but those are some haunting final words to leave her son with… “I know you need the money…” Will he be able to live with himself after?
    Great story!


    1. Alka Sharma says:

      I agree Nortina, maybe not! And yes this is to all Moms who are helplessly selfless! Thanks


  2. Lynn Love says:

    A very moving story Alka. I don’t know why, but so many Moral Mondays stories this week have been heartbreakers. I’m afraid mine was a bit darker. Heartbreaking story 🙂

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    1. Alka Sharma says:

      Thanks Lynn. Ya unfortunately, it’s stings. Your stories are always well written, you inspire me.

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      1. Lynn Love says:

        Ah, thank you, Alka! What a really lovely thing to say. Thought your story was very strong – a great write 🙂

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