101 Happy Mother's Day messages and wishes to send her the best of your love

When it comes to thanking your mom for everything she's done for you, one day a year hardly seems like enough time to express your necessary gratitude.

With that in mind, make the most of Mother's Day because whoever the special woman is that you're celebrating, she deserves to be remembered on Mother's Day and every day.

However you plan to spend the second Sunday in May, don't forget to recognize your mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, aunt, stepmom or other important lady with a token of your love.

It doesn't need to be expensive or epic. In fact, a sweet Mother's Day message from you is all she needs to warm her heart.

Of course, it doesn't hurt to take her out to dinner, indulge her with a spa day or honor her with another special Mother's Day activity.

But what means the most is hearing just how much she matters to you, which is why we've gathered a variety of Happy Mother's Day messages to celebrate every kind of mom.

Whether you're hoping to keep things short and sweet or are searching for just the right words to let her know how thankful you are, you're sure to find the inspiration you need in the collection below.

Customize your Mother's Day wishes to fit whatever you want to say about your relationship or use them to craft your own message. Either way, let her know that to you, she's the queen; today and every day.

“Happy Mother's Day” wishes for all moms

  • Happy Mother's Day to one person who does it all. Thank you for everything.

  • If moms were flowers, I'd pick you.

  • Thank you for always bringing the sunshine.

  • You were my first friend and will forever be my best friend.

Mother's Day Messages
Mother's Day Messages
  • To the woman who always put her family first — Happy Mother's Day!

  • Moth·er (noun): the single most loved person in the world.

  • I'm sure it wasn't always easy being my mom, but you never let on for a minute.

  • A mother's love is always there.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Of all the gifts I've ever received, your love is the one I cherish the most.

  • I may not remember everything you’ve done for me throughout the years, but your love and support are things I will never forget.

  • Sometimes it takes becoming a mother to realize what it truly means to be one. Now that I’m a parent, I want you to know how grateful I am.

  • A day to relax. A day to remind you that you’re valued. A day all about you. A day to say, “You mean everything.” I hope it’s a good one.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Let today be a reminder of just how special you are and how much joy you bring to everyone in your life.

  • Lovely. Beautiful. Cherished. Those are just a few of the many things you are to all of us. We love you so much. Happy Mother’s Day.

  • For all the times I didn’t express how much I appreciate everything you’ve done for me; I want to thank you now from the bottom of my heart.

  • I remember you saying that one day I’d thank you and you were right. Thank you for everything.

  • Mom, thank you for always being with me, even during the times I didn’t know you were there.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let you know how much I love and appreciate everything you bring to my life.

  • Sometimes I simply can’t believe where I am in life, then I remember it’s all because of you.

  • It may feel like a lot of what you do goes unnoticed. But I want you to know how much I appreciate all the things you do, big and small. All the time. Thank you.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Now that I’m a mother myself, I understand why you could never sleep until I was home safe and sound. Thank you for always waiting up for me.

  • Thank you for always encouraging me to be myself and believing that I could do anything.

  • Thanks to your support, I’ve never backed down from a challenge or faced an obstacle too big to surmount.

  • I know that acceptance isn’t always easy, but you’ve been there for me, without judgement, every step of the way and I’m grateful.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • For all the times I lost myself, thank you for helping me find my way back.

  • When I was younger, there were plenty of times that you had to talk some sense into me. Thank you for all the times you didn’t.

  • Even though I know it wasn’t, you always made everything look easy. Thank you.

Short Mother's Day wishes

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Sometimes God sends angels. When he can’t, he gives us moms.

  • When my kids say that I’m a good mom, I tell them I learned everything from you.

  • Everything I am is because you loved me.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Home is where your mom is.

  • To find you, Mom, I need only look in my heart.

  • The best things in life aren’t things. They’re moms.

  • The true gift this Mother’s Day is that you’re my mom.

  • If a mother’s love is measured in stars, then you are the universe.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Today I wish for you to feel loved, supported and treasured, because that is exactly how you make me feel every single day.

  • Moms are patient gardeners who plant the seeds of love in their children, then watch them bloom.

  • There are so many memories that I hold close to my heart and just about all of them include you.

  • I love and value you not just today, but each and every one of the other 364 days of the year.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • I hope this Mother’s Day is as special and wonderful as you are.

  • You may not know it, but you make the lives of everyone around you better just by being you.

  • Moms and friends aren’t always the same thing. I’m so happy that in our case, they are.

  • I wish Mother’s Day was every day because that’s how often you deserve to be celebrated.

  • For as long as I live, nothing will ever smell as good as your food cooking in the kitchen.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Moms are made up of fuzzy bathrobes, hot chocolate, snow days and hugs. You’re all those things to me and more.

  • I wish everyone was as lucky as I am to have you for a mom.

  • I’m the best version of me because of you.

  • Our relationship is far from traditional, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. You mean the world to me.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages

Funny Mother's Day wishes

  • I’m sorry about all the stuff that I accidentally wrecked, then blamed it on someone else.

  • This Mother’s Day, I only have one question: If you knew Sharpie markers were permanent, why were they in the house?

  • Just so we’re on the same page, “Because I said so” wouldn’t hold up in court.

  • For Mother's Day I added up all the times you said we’d do something “later” ... and you owe me.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • When they’re toddlers, it’s impossible to get them into bed. When they’re teenagers, you can’t get them out. Enjoy the years in between.

  • You were right. I was fine. Except for the one time we actually had to go to the emergency room. Then, not so much.

  • I’m sorry for all the times I pretended not to know you when you came to pick me up from school.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • I might not have made it easy for you, but at least you can say it was never boring.

  • Today is all about you, Mom! Of course, tomorrow it’ll be about me again, so enjoy it while you can.

  • Yes, I actually am planning to wear it out of the house. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • This Mother’s Day, I want to let you know that I forgive you for all the times you got mad at me for something that [insert sibling name here] did.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Money may not grow on trees, but thankfully there was always plenty in the bottom of your purse.

  • Is my timeout over yet? Happy Mother’s Day.

  • No matter what you say, I still think there was room in the basement for a pony.

  • I’d offer to clean out the refrigerator this Mother's Day, but Dad says you’re the only one who knows how to do it.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • We all know that I’m your favorite. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

  • Even though I’m no longer living at home, I’m sure all the stuff I left behind in my bedroom makes it feel like it. You’re welcome.

  • I think we can both agree that we deserve our own reality show.

  • Now that I’m a parent, I understand why you accidentally called me by the dog’s name when you were mad.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages

Mother's Day wishes for stepmoms

  • Sometimes moms come into our lives later in life and we love them as if they’d been there all along. I’m thankful each and every day for the road that led you to me.

  • We may not have been together from the beginning, but we will be until the very end. I’m so glad you’re a part of my life.

  • It’s not always easy bringing two families together, but thanks to you, it has been.

  • Being a mom requires love, not DNA. Thank you for showing me exactly that.

  • You stepped up when I needed you most. I can't thank you enough.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages

Mother's Day wishes for your mother-in-law

  • How lucky am I to get to know and love you? Very lucky, indeed.

  • Having you as a mother-in-law is like being blessed with two moms, and I couldn’t be more thankful.

  • You’ve always me feel like I’m one of your own, so thank you for giving me a new place to belong.

  • You've become a second mom to me. Thank you for loving me as your own.

  • Your son/daughter is proof of the incredible mother you are.

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages

Mother's Day messages for your wife

  • I'm in awe of you today and everyday. Thank you for being the best mom to our kids.

  • Being a parent isn't easy, so I'm thankful to have you by my side through it all.

  • What would we do without you? Seriously, I ask myself this question every single day.

Mother's Day wishes for your grandma

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • Grandmothers are moms who get to do all the fun stuff, then send them home. How lucky are you?

  • So much of what I love about my mom comes from you. I’m beyond grateful to have you both.

  • Grandmothers are just moms who don’t have a problem handing out popsicles for breakfast.

  • You have shown me what unconditional love looks like. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Mother's Day wishes for friends and other family members

  • To my sister on Mother’s Day — we’ve lived a lifetime of memories together and I look forward to the ones yet to be made.

  • Happy Mother’s Day to a friend who never ceases to amaze me with her thoughtfulness and generosity. I’m grateful for you and all that you bring to my life each and every day.

  • To my favorite aunt on Mother’s Day — thanks for all the fun we’ve had and for the pieces of cake you snuck me when no one was looking.

  • Friends come and go throughout our lives, but some are there for every step of the journey. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.

Mother's Day wishes for your daughter

  • It’s a joy to see the beautiful person you’ve grown up to be and the wonderful mom that you are.

  • Being your mom has been one of the greatest joys of my life and that’s what I celebrate the most today.

  • I’ve watched you grow from a kind, happy little girl into a warm, loving mother and I couldn’t be more proud.

Mother's Day wishes for expecting moms

  • Knowing the kind of person you already are, I can’t wait to see the mom you’re going to be.

  • The journey is just beginning. Enjoy every moment along the way. Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day!

  • Motherhood suits you well. I can't wait to watch you (and your little one) grow!

Mother's Day wishes for long-distance moms

Happy Mother's Day Messages
Happy Mother's Day Messages
  • No matter where I go in this world, home will always be where you are.

  • The miles that separate us aren't nearly as important as the love we share.

  • Even though I wish we could spend this special day together, I want you to know that no matter how far apart we are, I'm only just a call away.

  • The miles between us will never change the memories we’ve made and the closeness we share.

  • We may be in different places this Mother’s Day, but you are always close to my heart.

  • I wish we could be together today so I could tell you in person that I think you’re the loveliest, kindest person I’ve ever known and I’m so lucky you’re my mom.

  • It’s hard to be apart this Mother’s Day, but I know there will come a time when we can spend the day together. Until then, please know that you’re always in my heart.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com