People say there’s no love like a mother’s love. I wholeheartedly agree. Those of us who are lucky enough to still have our mothers with us need to show our appreciation more often. I’m sure we’re all guilty of the same thing — taking our mother’s love for granted, not saying how grateful we are to have her with us, not appreciating everything she is and everything she does.
But telling our mom how much we love her — because we do, we really do — can sometimes be hard. Whenever I go to tell her seriously how much she means to me and how lost I’d be without her, my heart clenches, and a lump appears in my throat out of nowhere. Perhaps you have the same problem as I do? I solve it by leaving my mother love letters and sending her cute I love you messages for moms that range from profound quotes to cutesy notes. She loves and keeps all of them.
If you think that’s a good idea, or if you’d just like to show your appreciation for your mom, here are the best I love you messages for moms.
25 Best I Love You Messages for Moms That Will Bring Tears to Their Eyes
I Love You Messages for Moms That Will Brighten Their Day
#1. “Thank you for being my heart’s first home. I love you, Mom.” ― Anonymous
#2. “The best medicine in the world is a mother’s hug.” ― Anonymous
#3. “Dear Mom, you can be my friend, sister, teacher, and counselor. But none of them can be you.” ― Anonymous
#4. “Mom, I wish I could tell you how much you mean to me. But there are no words to describe how much I admire you, how much I appreciate you, how much I thank you. For everything you’ve done. I love you.” ― Anonymous
#5. “Sweet Mother, I owe the totality of my life to you for the countless things you have sacrificed to bring me this far in life. You are the sweetest mommy ever! My love for you goes beyond the grave!” ― Anonymous
#6. “Mom, thank you for understanding me as no one else has. You have been my best friend, counselor, and confidante. I’m so lucky to have you!” ― Anonymous
#7. “I may never be able to be exactly like you, but just the thought of filling the shoes of a woman like you makes me a better person. I love you, mom.” ― Anonymous
#8. “I never appreciated the things you did for me all these years. But now that I am a parent, I am in awe of the sacrifices you’ve made to bring me up. Better late than never. Mom, I love you!” ― Anonymous
#9. “I love you, mom. I am forever grateful for your love and guidance, your kindness and courage, your passion and generosity.” ― Anonymous
Best Quotes to Send to Your Mom That Highlight Just How Awesome Moms Are
#10. “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.” ― Washington Irving
#11. “No man is poor who has a Godly mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln
#12. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” ― N.K. Jemisin
#13. “My mother
is pure radiance.
She is the sun
I can touch
― Sanober Khan
#14. “May each of us remember this truth, ‘one cannot forget mother and remember God; one cannot remember mother and forget God.’ Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one.” ― Thomas S. Monson
#15. “Without you there would be no me.
I am everything reflected in your eyes.
I am everything approved by your smile.
I am everything born of your guidance.
I am me only because of you.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich
#16. “Everyone needs a woman who’ll listen, take your side, tell the truth — or not, as you need it. A woman you can count on, no matter what, and who’ll love you no matter how much you screw up. That’s what a mother does.” ― Nora Roberts
Heartwarming Quotes That Can Serve as I Love You Messages for Moms
#17. “No place in this world is as safe as my mother’s womb, and nobody in this world is as loving as my mother.” ― Luffina Lourduraj
#18. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” ― Agatha Christie
#19. “I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don’t you think?” ― Jodi Picoult
#20. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” ― Gail Tsukiyama
#21. “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” ― Marion C.Garretty
#22. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired; it need not be deserved.” ― Erich Fromm
#23. “I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine — she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” ― Terri Guillemets
#24. “You loved me before seeing me;
You love me in all my mistakes;
You will love me for what I am.”
― Luffina Lourduraj
#25. “All the forces on this planet will never beat that of my mother’s love.” ― Elle Smith
Send your mom one (or five) of these quotes and notes, and show her your love! She’ll never get tired of hearing it, and trust me — you’ll never get tired of saying it. So send a letter or even a simple text to show your appreciation. Better yet, buy some flowers, visit your mom, and tell her in person that she’s the light of your life.