We all know how important mothers are, but how often do we take the time to really express our feelings? It can be difficult to put emotions into words, especially for someone so vital, which is why we love reading quotes that express these sentiments better than we ever could. After all, it doesn't have to be Mother's Day to tell your mom how much you love and appreciate her.
“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”
If your mom is your best friend, you'll definitely relate to this one, but you don't have to be BFFs with your mom to know that she's the one friend you can never, ever lose. This is for all the moms who have always had our back, no matter what.
“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.”
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
As all mothers know, being a mom isn't something you can just put down at the end of the day, and it definitely isn't a 9 to 5 job. Being a mother is — and always will be — a definitive part of who you are.
“Moms are the people who know us the best and love us the most.”
Often, mother really does know best, at least when it comes to her kids. Your mom knows all your best qualities, as well as your worst, but she'll never love you any less for your faults. Don't we all need a little unconditional love and support now and then?
“I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.”
Who among us can say we'd be the people we are today without the love and care of our mothers? Your mom is your biggest supporter and your loudest cheerleader — make sure you're hers, too.
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”
Being a mom means doing a million things at once. Even if your kids are fully grown, we'd bet there's never a moment you're not thinking about them. And even though children eventually get to the age where they can think for themselves, there's always a mom in the background, ready to step in just in case.
“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.”
Kids can learn a lot from their moms. But the reverse is also true — moms learn a lot from their kids. Being a mother is itself enough to give you a brand new perspective on life.
“No matter your age, you will always need your mom.”
Being a mom isn't something you ever grow out of, and neither is being a son or daughter. Though you won't always need your mother in the same way you did as a kid, forging an adult relationship with your mom is one of the most satisfying things you can do. And you'll be glad of it if you ever have kids of your own!
“To the world you are a Mother, but to your family you are the World.”
Nobody knows better than mothers how undervalued they are by society. Being a mom is one of the most difficult jobs there is. Luckily, moms also know how much their family loves them — which doesn't mean you shouldn't tell them, every once in a while.
“May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.”
If there's one thing all mothers need, it's a sense of humor. Being a mom isn't easy, and sometimes it might seem downright impossible, but with the right support and the love of your children — and, yes, copious amounts of caffeine — you can get through even the hardest times.
“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”
There are so many different kinds of good mothers. Motherhood doesn't come with an instruction manual, and what works great for one mom might not work at all for another. Know that even if your mom didn't always hit the mark, she was trying her best. Don't forget to tell her you love her for that.