My Mom Eats Late at Night

Pictured by wmscog, Mother with kids
There is an old saying, “Every child is dear to his or her parents,” and it is totally true. To a mother, there is not a single child who is not precious or dear. While I was peeling a melon, the point of the knife grazed against my little finger. I didn’t feel any pain, but blood came out from the finger and started to drip. There was so much blood from a short little finger!

It was just my pinky, but so many things became inconvenient. As I was unable to use my hand freely, it was difficult to wash my hair or do the dishes. When I was working on a document on the computer, I felt a twinge of pain in my finger whenever it touched the keyboard. A little finger, which seemed to be trivial among many parts of the body, was giving me many troubles. My mind became complex, and I was suddenly reminded of my mother.

“Mom, do you like your son or me?”

“That doesn’t make any sense. Both of you came from my tummy. There’s no preference.”

My mother gave a soft answer to my immature question. Just as she said, she always treated my brother and me equally. When my brother enlisted in the army, my mother did not act any differently than usual. I heard that some mothers would hold their sons and sob, but my mother did not even follow him to the base when he enlisted.

About a month later, when I woke up, there was a light on in my brother’s room. Through a slight opening in the door, I saw my mother’s back. She was crying as she ran her fingers over the picture of my brother in an album. She did not express her feelings, but  his absence  must  have  made  a  big  hole  in  her  heart.

“Ah-ha, that’s why!”

My mother had not liked instant noodles, and usually had eaten nothing before going to bed. I don’t know when, but she started to look for something to eat at night, saying that she felt hungry and filled her stomach. That night, I realized that she did so, not because she was simply hungry but because she felt empty after my brother had gone away.

“To me, you and your brother are both precious. But  today, I miss  him  more because he’s far away.”

Upon seeing me, she confessed to me as if she committed a sin. I found out later that she could not express her longing for her son because she did not want to cause any misunderstanding that might make her daughter think that she preferred her son to her daughter. So, she soothed her loneliness only by writing a letter to him once a month.

I was able to realize more deeply the anxious heart of a mother toward a child who is far away when I was staying in Spain for a while. When she called me, her first question was always, “Are you eating well? How have you been?” I could feel her concerns and worries about her daughter in this short question. Whenever I heard her voice, I came to think she might be eating at late night to ease the emptiness  of  not  having  her  daughter  near  her.

There is an old saying, “Every child is dear to his or her parents,” and it is totally true. To a mother, there  is  no t  a  single  child  who  is  not  precious  or  dear. There must be a big hole in the heart of Heavenly Mother, too, because of Her children who were lost and are wandering in far off places. I would like to fill Heavenly Mother’s emptiness as quickly as possible. That  is  why  I  live  today.

K J-E from Korea
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  • April 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm
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    We are dear to our heavenly parents Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother.

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  • April 20, 2016 at 10:14 pm
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    Even I’m very small to God the Father n God the Mother, They still give same love from their heart. So, I feel so sorry to them when I commit sins in God. Sorry n Thanks !!

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  • April 21, 2016 at 1:39 am
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    We must realize that there are God the Father and God the Mother through the Bible. It clearly testifies that and we can feel Elohim God’s love. Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother really want to give us the water of life, the Passover to take us to the kingdom of heaven.
    Thanks to God the Father and God the Mother.
    We love you.

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  • April 21, 2016 at 11:33 pm
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    Our Heavenly Mother pray for her Heavenly children everyday. Many our lost brothers and sisters are still wandering in the dark world with sorrow life. Because we are children of Elohim God, I will diligently preach the word of God and bring them back to our Elohim God’s arms.

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