A little boy came up to his mother in
the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and he 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: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: .50
Babysitting my kid brother while you went shopping: .25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75
Well, his mother looked at him standing there,
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
For 9 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, "Mum, I sure do love you".
And then he took the pen and in great big letters
he wrote: "PAID IN FULL"
"Your Lord ( ALLAH ) has
decreed that you should worship nothing except Him, and show) kindness
to your parents, whether one or both of them attain old age (while
they are) still with you, never say to them 'Shame! nor scold either
of them. Speak to them in a generous fashion. Protect them carefully
and say: 'My Lord, show them mercy, just as they cared for me as
a little child'"