If you text your mom every hour on the hour and tell her you love her, and tell her why, that might approach the level of love and appreciation she deserves from you. She gave you life, protected and cared for you, supported you, taught you, tolerated your less-than-cute moments, and is still your biggest cheerleader and closest confidante. So whether you have an occasion or not, there is no wrong moment to remind your mom that you love her. If you’re at a loss for words, never fear: here are 35 messages to dedicate or send to your mom to let her know you get it, you love her, and you’re thankful for her.
11 A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
-Diana, Princess of Wales
No matter how old you are or where you’re at in life, a hug from your mom is like nothing else in the world. You are NEVER too old to feel this way, and never too old to hug your mom!
1. A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.
22 A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us…
…when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
Serious writers devote serious effort to verbalizing the depth of a mother’s love, and every time they do, it sheds new light on the subject. Washington Irving’s quote here reminds us that a mother is always devoted to one thing: stilling an unsettled heart.
2. A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy an...
33 The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.
Kinda dark, but also, remember that no matter who else comes into your life, your mom loves you more deeply, in a purer, stronger way.
3. The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love f...
44 The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms.
-Jodi Picoult, House Rules
It was where you cried as a child, and there’s no expiration date on her accepting you in your weakest, most vulnerable moments.
4. The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms.
55 I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
-Mitch Albom, For One More Day
We should all realize this, and recognize our moms for it, too. Sometimes, when we’re young, we fail to understand, but the great thing is that as we ourselves get older and wiser, we’re better able to express it. And the desire to express your love is what brought you to this list, no?
5. I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at...
66 I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.
Omg, how proud would you be if Mindy Kaling were your daughter? Her choice of words here is strong because it’s unusual, and yet it makes perfect sense. How better to describe the most amazing woman ever?
6. I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model...
77 When I think of home, I think of mom.
This applies no matter your age, I think. Having your mom around always imparts a sense of safety and comfort, one we may even think of more often as we get older and more independent.
7. When I think of home, I think of mom.
88 She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she ives instructions with kindness.
Admiration for your mom: the most timeless, universal sentiment there is.
8. She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs wit...
99 Mother by birth, friend by choice.
Take a moment to reflect on the fact that not everyone has a great relationship with mom. If you do, you’re lucky. Becoming friends with your mom is an awesome part of growing older, but not everyone gets to do it, so appreciate it.
9. Mother by birth, friend by choice.
1010 The more I grow, the more I realize, that my mom is the best friend that I ever had. PS- I love my mom.
And if you do find yourself becoming friends with your mom, you will also find that she beats out everyone else. She loves you more and knows you better than any of your friends ever could.
10. The more I grow, the more I realize, that my mom is the bes...
1111 My mother: she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.
Yes, Jodi Picoult appears twice on this list, but are you surprised? Who writes more intimately and eloquently about the bonds between women?
11. My mother: she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tem...
1212 My identity rests solely and firmly on this: I am my mother’s daughter.
We all have days we try to escape this truth, but my friends, it won’t happen. You will find yourself resembling your mother more and more every day. But your mom is awesome, so resemble her proudly!
12. My identity rests solely and firmly on this: I am my mother...
1313 She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.
When you were a kid, you definitely thought your mom was a superhero, and invincible, and that she could do anything, make anything happen, fix everything. You did not, however, think of how hard she was working and how much pressure she was under raising you. Now that you’re an adult, acknowledging that balance is a winning way to tell her you love and appreciate her.
13. She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. ...
1414 The best medicine in the world is a mother’s hug.
You thought this was literally true when you were a kid, and actually, your strong belief made it true. Didn’t her attention always make you feel a lot better?
14. The best medicine in the world is a mother’s hug.
1515 A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.
There was nobody you loved more when you were a kid, nobody you’d rather spend your time and play with as a kid. And even though as you got older you found playmates and friends in school, she was still there. She always will be, even when you’re not home with her every day.
15. A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forev...
1616 To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.
How is it that moms are at once the most important thing in their families’ lives, and at the same time taken for granted by society at large? They do the most important work in the world, so don’t ever let your mom forget that you appreciate it.
16. To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are t...
1717 My mother gave me life and never once asked for anything in return…
…That is her secret you know; always giving without expectations. She is as constant as the sunrise, the moon, the stars, and I count on her. She helps me find my way through the years and makes me laugh while doing it. There are some things that only a mother can do.
How do you express your awe at your mother’s love and dedication to you? This message right here does the trick.
17. My mother gave me life and never once asked for anything in...
1818 No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.
It’s practically a reflex for me to text my mom whenever ANYTHING happens in my life. I don’t see this habit going away any time soon, no matter how old I get.
18. No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs h...
1919 A mother’s heart is a special place where her children are always home.
Sometimes home isn’t a location, it’s a feeling, it’s the love you get from a certain person. That person? Your mom, for sure.
19. A mother’s heart is a special place where her children are ...
2020 God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
Who is more your protector, your guide, your teacher, and your moral compass than your mom?
20. God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
2121 My mother was my first country. The first place I ever lived.
Every word she writes is such beauty, such wisdom. I’m so glad she penned this line about mothers. It hits on how deeply your mother inhabits your soul and identity.
21. My mother was my first country. The first place I ever live...
2222 Always my mother, forever my friend.
One by chance, and one by choice.
22. Always my mother, forever my friend.
2323 You are a blessing to many people, but I am especially grateful for your amazing work you have done being my mom.
Your mom has an identity and strengths and love and passion outside of you, outside of being a mom. They inform who she is as a mom, too, so use this message to recognize both.
23. You are a blessing to many people, but I am especially grat...
2424 Not to get sappy, but now that I’m not 13, I truly and totally appreciate everything you’ve done for me. Thank you. I love you.
Have you ever, as a grown up lady, tried to get through to a thirteen year old? They’re impressively passionate and hard-headed. Your mom? Had to try and do that every single day. You had better appreciate all that work she did trying to reel you in as a kid! Didn’t you turn out pretty great?
24. Not to get sappy, but now that I’m not 13, I truly and tota...
2525 Your love has always been my anchor.
Seriously, whenever you’ve gone through a big change, a big transition in life, isn’t your mom you turned to for strength? Hasn’t she stood strong beside you whenever you needed an anchor?
25. Your love has always been my anchor.
2626 Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.
Not just a little turn of phrase, this one. A loving mother starts your life off right, is truly the driving force of your early development. And once you’re old enough to appreciate it and are a fully developed person on your own? Somehow her love still makes you feel stronger and fuller.
26. Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is...
2727 OMG my mother was right about everything.
This will be music to her ears. Say this loud. Let her bask in the glory of being right and waiting sooo long for you to admit it.
27. OMG my mother was right about everything.
2828 Everything I am, you helped me to be.
From the tiniest habits to your greatest values, your mother helped to form who you are. And you have an amazing life, so thank her for it.
28. Everything I am, you helped me to be.
2929 Mom: being told that I’m just like you doesn’t terrify me. Thanks for that.
I’m super sick of jokes about how turning into your mother is the worst thing that could happen to a woman. My mom raised three super cool, well-adjusted kids, started her own business after being out of the work force for like 25 years, has an amazing sense of style, and is everyone’s favorite hostess. My mom is awesome. I HOPE I end up just like her!
29. Mom: being told that I’m just like you doesn’t terrify me. ...
3030 All of my crazy comes from you, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
On the other side of that same coin, looking back on the stuff your mom used to freak out about is looking into your future. But that’s okay. Better the devil you know than the one you don’t, right?
30. All of my crazy comes from you, and I wouldn’t have it any ...
3131 It’s scary how much we are alike at times, but you’re the best, so it’s a fabulous thing.
It’s always the tiniest similarities that get me, like when I use a phrase that I only ever heard my mother say. There’s actually a lot of comfort and pride in resembling your mother.
31. It’s scary how much we are alike at times, but you’re the b...
3232 Mom, thanks for never rubbing it in my face that you were right about everything.
Let’s be real, she only doesn’t do this because she knows we’d flip out all over again if she did.
32. Mom, thanks for never rubbing it in my face that you were r...
3333 My best feeling is that I’m a little piece of you.
A little piece, but still very much your own unique woman. Her influence is still there guiding you, and it’s also what allowed you to become your truest self in the first place.
33. My best feeling is that I’m a little piece of you.
3434 The ribbons of your love are tied around my heart.
Tied around your heart to hold it together when you need it most, yes?
34. The ribbons of your love are tied around my heart.
3535 Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
It’s because of how she loved and supported you so fully when you were a child that you get to be the adult you are now. Her influence will never leave you, and her love will give you the strength you need long after you have left her nest.
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