Sweet Messages for Mom Because the Woman is a Saint

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Your mom is perhaps the most pivotal person in your life, and when Mother's Day comes around the second Sunday in May (heads up, that's May 12 this year), it's time to shower her with love and gratitude. It can be hard to put into words just how much she means to you, but we're here to make it easy with 100 Mother's Day messages to choose from.

You're sure to find just the right short yet touching message here. Write it in a card to go with a gift (either homemade or thoughtfully selected from a retailer), or make it the caption of your Mother's Day Instagram post.

There are so many inspiring, beautiful things you can say in a unique way to the mother figures in your life, whether you are writing to them as a son, daughter, grandchild, in-law, or friend. We have plenty of sweet and funny messages for all moms, as well as stepmoms, grandmas, mothers-in-law, and more, plus quotes and Bible verses too.

You can select one straight from our list, but you may just find that reading through these ideas gets your creative juices flowing. Should you find your inner wordsmith inspired, then feel free craft your own message—it will be all the more special for the personal touch you add.

While you're at it, consider rounding out your Mother's Day plans with one of these ideas:

And now for those Mother's Day messages...

Sweet Mother's Day Messages for All Moms

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  • Today I hope you feel as supported, believed in, and loved as you have made me feel every day of my life.

  • Your love as been there for me, always. What an incredible gift!

  • Of all the memories I hold dear, the ones I treasure most are the ones with you.

  • You bring so much sunshine to my life, and my greatest is hope is to in turn share that sunshine with others (and you too of course).

  • You deserve for every day to be Mother’s Day.

  • If there’s anything good that I have become, it’s because of you. Thank you!

  • I hope you know how incredibly loved you are, Mom.

  • You’ve always been my number one fan, and it’s given me the confidence I needed to step into hard things in life. I’ll value that always!

  • I admire all you did to raise me so well. Thanks, Mom!

  • As a child, I didn’t fully grasp all big and small things you did to care for me and the excellent example of how to live life you gave me. The more I grasp it, the more grateful I am for you.

  • No matter how old I get, I will forever and always need my mom. I can’t imagine life without you.

  • You are my rock and my hero. Thanks for always having my back!

  • You’ve loved me as long as I’ve lived, and I have loved you my entire life. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • Your love speaks to all of us in just the way we need it. It’s incredible!

  • Home is wherever your mom is. Thanks for being mine!

  • Your kindness, love, and strength are an inspiration to me every day, Mom.

  • Moms are like glue—they hold everything together.

  • Thank you for teaching me how to be a good woman, mom, and human through your example. Happy Mother's Day!

  • Of all the moms in the world, how did I luck out to get you as mine?

  • Mom, if I'm even half the mother to my kids that you are to me, then I know I'm doing a great job.

  • I am the person I am today because of your guidance, Mom. I love you.

  • Happy Mom's Day to the personification of love, patience and dedication.

  • Everyone is always talking about the G.O.A.T. these days, but there's no doubt you're the greatest Mom of all time!

  • I hope your special day is as wonderful as you are, Mom.

  • You gave me the best childhood and continue to brighten my days just by being you. Thank you for year after year of endless support and love.

  • I'm not only grateful today but every single day that you're my mom.

  • You're not only the best mother, you're my best friend.

  • The greatest compliment anyone can give me is to say that I'm just like you.

  • Happy Mother's Day from the world's luckiest daughter.

  • Happy Mother's Day to the woman I admire most in the world.

  • From drying my tears to celebrating my triumphs, you have always been there for me. Thank you, Mom.

  • I wish more than anything we could be together on this Mother's Day, but know that I'm holding you in my heart, Mom.

  • I appreciate you even more now that I'm a mom.

Funny Mother's Day Messages

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  • Thanks for being the best Mom ever! I wouldn't be here without you—literally!

  • Why can't you buy a mom at a Mother's Day sale? Because moms are priceless.

  • I'm so grateful you never put me up for adoption, though I'm sure there were times you were seriously tempted! Happy Mother's Day!

  • Happy Mom's Day to my best friend, biggest influence, and cheapest therapist.

  • Happy Mother's Day from your favorite child.

  • Roses are red, violets are blue. There’s no other mother near as wonderful as you!

  • It's not easy being a mom. If it was, Dad would do it.

  • I love you Mom, but I'm never accepting your friend request.

  • Mother (n). One person who does the work of 30. For free. See also: Wonder Woman.

  • I was searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for you, but then I realized you already have me.

  • Hope you like your gift! If not, I'll keep it for myself.

  • Happy Mother's Day, even though we all know the dog is your favorite.

Mother’s Day Messages for Stepmoms

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  • Thank you for all you have done to bring two families together into one. I’m grateful for you.

  • Being a mom is more about love than DNA. I’m grateful for how you show me that.

  • I might not have known you from the start, but I’m happy I will know you to the end.

  • Your love has shaped me in lasting ways I’ll always be thankful for.

  • Thank you for all the ways you have listened to me and loved me as your own! I’m so glad I have you as my “bonus mom.”

  • You never tried to replace anyone—you simply offered me more love and shared your unique strengths with me. For all of that, I’m grateful.

  • You are a bright light in my dad’s life and in mine. Thanks for being you!

Mother’s Day Messages for Grandmas

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  • I’m grateful for all you taught me and for all the things you taught my mom that she now teaches me.

  • Thank you for showing me what unconditional love looks like.

  • You bring so much fun and so many treats into my life, Grandma! Thanks for being you.

  • You spoil me, and I love every moment of it. Thank you!

  • Your strength is the foundation we all stand on, Grandma.

  • Your love is unconditional. Thanks for all the hugs and all the ways you’ve nourished me!

  • Best Mother's Day wishes to the best grandma!

Mother’s Day Messages for Mothers-in-Law

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  • I feel like I have the blessing of having two moms since I have you in my life.

  • Thanks for raising an amazing person for me to marry and for treating me like I am one of your own.

  • You are the heart and soul of our family. We love you!

  • I hope to be half as amazing as you one day. Thanks for all you do for our family!

  • You always know what to do and what to say and what to bring. Teach me your ways!

  • You’re taught me so much about how to love and raise my own kids well. Thank you!

  • Thank you for everything you do for me and your grandchildren.

Mother’s Day Messages for Wives

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  • You are an amazing mom to our kids each and every day. Thank you for all the ways you love them well and make sacrifices for them.

  • I can’t imagine parenting without you by my side. We make a great team.

  • It’s been an honor to watch you become a mom and do it so well every moment since. I love you.

  • You are the light of my life and our kids’ lives. What an incredible gift!

  • I truly don’t know what we’d do without you, my dear. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • You hold all of us together. Thanks for going above and beyond for our family!

  • Have I told you how much I admire your strength, resilience, and patience in motherhood? Thanks for being our rock.

  • Let today be a reminder of just how wonderful you are, and how loved.

Inspirational Mother's Day Quotes

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  • “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”—Robert Browning

  • “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Mitch Albom

  • “A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”—Victor Hugo

  • "If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" —Milton Berle

  • “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.” —Jodi Picoult

  • “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” —William Makepeace Thackeray

  • “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln

  • “A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.” —Princess Diana

  • “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

  • “We are born of love; love is our mother.” —Rumi

  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” —Hermann Hesse

  • "When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother." —Anna Quindlen

  • "God couldn't be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers." —Daphne Wilder

  • “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” —Amit Kalantri

  • "Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb." —Leroy Brownlow

  • "When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know." —Charley Benetto

  • "Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." —Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • "Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." —Robert Browning

  • "There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." —Jill Churchill

Mother's Day Bible Verses

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  • Proverbs 31:25-28: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

  • Proverbs 1:8-9: Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction; don’t neglect your mother’s teaching; for they are a graceful wreath on your head, and beads for your neck.

  • Deuteronomy 6:6–7: And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

  • 1 Peter 3:4: You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

  • Isaiah 66:13: As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.

  • Proverbs 31:25: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.


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