This file is in honor of all good mothers.
Also see Mother, Mother Poems, Mother Humor and Family ABC Lists.
Remember, Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May.
- #1 Mom
- Great Mothers Get Promoted to Grandmothers
- I Should Have Listened to Mama
- I'll Always Love My Mama
- Mama Said
- Mama, You're Always There
- Mama's Hand
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. I am My Mother After All!
- Mother is Another Word for Love
- Mother Knows Best
- Mother's Eyes
- Mother's Flower Garden
- A Mother's Heart is as Big as the World
- A Mother's Love Lasts Forever
- A Mother's Love Never Ages
- Mothers are Special--Especially Mine
- Mothers Make the World Go Round
- My Mom
- My Mom is One in a Million
- My Mother's Beautiful Hands
- My Mother's Eyes
- Nobody Cares Like a Mom
- Nobody Does it Better
- Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best
- Super Mom
- This is What a Great Mom Looks Like:
- All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. (Abraham Lincoln)
- Angels can't be everywhere, so God created Mothers.
- As long as there are mothers there will be love in the world.
- Ask not what your Mother can do for you, ask what you can do for your Mother!
- Call Your Mother. She Worries.
- Happy Mother's Day to a mom who should have been an air traffic controller...I was grounded so often!
- If at first you don't succeed, do it like your Mother told you.
- If I could choose from all the mothers in the world, Mom, I'd choose you.
- I'm glad God chose you to be my mother!
- Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my Mother after all.
- Mom--a healer of hearts, a friend forever.
- Mom, all things great and small, you taught me to love them all.
- Mom, I love you with a special love that deepens throughout the years!
- Mom--I will never outgrow my love for you.
- Mom, if it weren't for you, I wouldn't have the sense to come in out of the rain. Of course, I also wouldn't have this inordinate fear of catching pneumonia either!
- A Mom is someone who never sends you out into the cruel world without first wrapping you up in the warmth of her love.
- Mom, thanks for being you and encouraging me to be me!
- Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home.
- Mom, you always knew how to love us in just the right way.
- Mommies are just big little girls!
- A mother is like an ever-burning candle, a warm bright ray, whose light is always there to help along the way.
- A mother is someone with whom you may not see eye to eye, but is someone who will always walk with you arm in arm.
- Mother--that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. (T. Dewitt Talmage)
- Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart!
- Mother--you created a very special place to grow up and a home for my heart forever.
- Mother--your love comforts me like a warm quilt on a rainy day!
- Mother's Day 1985--A message on a portable sign in Mulvane, KS that caused some controversy: "Our mother chose us instead of a job and we love her for it."
- A Mother's heart is a beautiful expression of God's everlasting love.
- My mother is a travel agent for guilt trips.
- Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.
- On Mother's Day, your children are supposed to cater to your every whim...sort of goes against the natural order of things, doesn't it?
- Only a mother can communicate love without saying a word.
- The only thing better than having you for my mother, is my children having you for a grandmother.
- Sooner or later we all quote our mothers. (Bern Williams)
- Thank you Mom, for all your love. And for letting me sprout my own wings.
- When God invented Mothers, He gave me the best!
- You tickled my toes, checked for monsters, showed me the stars...and taught me how to reach them, I love you Mom!
- You're a very special lady and I'm glad you're my Mom!
For all the ways you've cared for me,
For all the love you've shared with me,
for always being there for me,
thank you so much, Mom!
Thank you for the home you've made;
for moments of love I'd never trade.
My life is so rich because of your part,
I love you, Mom, with all my heart.
Your Mother is always with you.
She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning.
Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. A mother shows every emotion . . . happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow . . . and all the while, hoping and praying you will only know the good feelings in life.
She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space . . . not even death!
May we never take our mothers for granted.
Mother, Thank you
for Easter eggs and Christmas trees
bandages on skinned up knees
for nursing colds and making beds
pillows under sleepy heads
for loving stray dogs, kittens, and birds
laughing at jokes you've already heard
for birthday cakes and tooth fairy dimes
for planning and sharing special times
for playing tag and bagging lunches
accepting mud pies and hugs in bunches
for understanding puppy-love pain
high red boots for walking in rain
for all these things and so much more
the things I never said "thank you" for
I love you!
M is for the million things she gave me,
O means only that she's growing old,
T is for the tears she shed to save me,
H is for her heart of purest gold;
E is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
R means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,
A word that means the world to me.
Mothers and Others
Others weary of the noise,
Mothers play with girls and boys.
Others work with patient will,
Mothers labor later still.
Other's love is more or less,
Mothers love with steadiness.
Others pardon, hating yet;
Mothers pardon and forget.
Others keep the ancient score,
Mothers never shut the door.
Others grow incredulous,
Mothers still believe in us.
Others throw their faith away,
Mothers pray, and pray and pray.
For all the times
you gently picked me up
when I fell down,
for all the times
you traded me
a warm smile for a frown,
for all the times
you tied my shoe
and tucked me into bed,
or needed something
but put me first instead . . .
For everything we've shared--
the dreams, the laughter
and the tears . . .
I love you with
a special love
that deepens through
I Think of You
(for someone who was
like a mother to you)
When times were hard,
You were there,
When I was wrong,
You were fair.
When I was sad,
You'd comfort me,
When I was blind,
You made me see.
I never knew,
Just what I had,
So I'd treat you,
But you were there,
Through the end,
Through thick and thin,
You were my friend.
That's what they say
So when I say Mom,
I think of you.
Our Dear Mother
How can we thank you
for all that you've done.
The love you have given
the kindness you've shown.
God certainly knew
we needed you in our lives
To share in our joys
and help us through strife.
It's hard to express
what no word can impart,
Just know you will always be
close to our hearts.
We can never repay
the debt that we owe,
But as we go forward
We want you to know,
In all of the world
there is simply no other
Who has given us more than you
Our dear mother.
Use this poem in a sentiments album for a Mother's Day gift. Use a simple style with ivy, pansy, pink rose, bow, whisper heart and whisper design line stickers and lilac, violet, purple, evergreen, khaki floral and cement paper. Cut small squares or triangles or narrow borders of paper and decorate with stickers. Put one or two lines of the poem on each page with appropriate photos.
My Mother Kept a Garden...
A garden of the heart
She planted all the good things
That gave my life its start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self esteem
And when the winds and rain came
She protected me enough
But not too much because she knew
I needed to grow strong and tough
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long
I am my mothers garden
I am her legacy
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me.
Only Mothers Know
(Jean Todd Freeman)
Once upon a summer
When love was warm
My father ran with me
Through a hail storm.
We were all laughing
Though struck from on high--
My sweet fleet sister,
My father and I.
But Mother saw darkness
Where we saw none,
And spoke of sadness
Though we were safe home.
How could she know the sorrow
we dared not see?
How guess the heartbreak
and soulshake to be?
There is no safe-home.
That's the deep well
Only mothers know about,
And seldom tell.
A Mother's Love
There is not a grand inspiring thought,
There is not a truth by wisdom taught,
There is not a feeling pure and high,
That may not be read in a mother's eye.
There are teachings in earth and sky and air,
The heavens the glory of God declare;
But louder than voice, beneath, above,
He is heard to speak through a mother's love.
Lord, thank you for
giving me an imperfect mom,
for using her to teach me
that love is more important than perfection,
that kids are more important than things,
and that it is more important
to do things with your children
rather that just for them.
We read about the mothers
Of the days of long ago,
With their gentle, wrinkled faces
And their hair as white as snow;
They were middle-aged at forty,
And at fifty donned lace caps,
And at sixty clung to shoulder shawls
And loved their little naps.
But I love the modern mother
Who can share in all the joys,
And who understands the problems
Of her growing girls and boys;
She may boast that she is fifty;
But her heart is twenty-three --
My glorious, bright-eyed mother
Who is keeping young with me.
Over the years,
the wonderful ways
you've made life special
for our family . . .
the moments of love
we'll carry with us
throughout our lives.
But most of all
I've watched the way
you've shown us
the true meaning of love
in everything you do.
Appreciating Mothers Regardless of Her Faults
At . . .
1 year - Mama
4 years - I want my Momma.
7 years - I need to ask my mommy first.
12 years - My Mother is so uncool.
17 years - Naturally, Mother doesn't understand.
21 years - Mom is so out of touch - What would you expect?
30 years - A little patience . . . Maybe Mom will have a good idea.
35 years - I'll call Mom and see what she thinks. Mom is really a lot of help.
40 years - Maybe Mom and I could do that together.
50 years - I wonder what Mom would have thought about it.
60 years - I wish I could talk it over with Mom once more.
We had the meanest mother in the whole world!
While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast.
When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches.
And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too.
Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times.
You'd think we were convicts in a prison.
She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them.
She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.
We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work.
We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, and all sorts of cruel jobs.
I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.
She always insisted on us telling the truth the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds. Then, life was really tough!
Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up.
They had to come up to the door so she could meet them while everyone else could date when they were twelve or thirteen, we had to wait until we were sixteen.
Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced.
None of us have ever been caught shoplifting, vandalizing other's property, or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.
We never got drunk, took up smoking, stayed out all night, or a million other things other kids did.
Sundays were reserved for church, and we never missed once. We knew better.
Now that we have left home, we are all God-fearing, educated, honest adults.
We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was.
I think that is what's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms anymore.
Things My Mother Taught Me
- My mother taught me LOGIC.
"If you fall off there and break your neck, you can't go shopping with me."
- My mother taught me about MORE LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."
- My mother taught me MEDICINE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
- My mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD.
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!"
- My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of children who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
- My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on. Don't you think I know when you're cold?"
- My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning the house."
- My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father."
- My mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE.
"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you. Don't talk back to me!"
- My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"Your room looks like a tornado went through it."
- My mother taught me about RELIGION.
"You'd better pray that comes out of the carpet."
- My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
- My mother taught my about IRONY.
"Stop that crying or I'll give you something to cry about.
- My mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat all of your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
- My mother taught me about GENETICS.
"You are just like your father!"
- My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
If you don't straighten up, I 'm going to knock you into the middle of next week.
- My mother taught me the science of OSMOSIS.
Shut your mouth and eat your supper.
- My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
Make sure you wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident.
- My mother taught me about HYPOCRACY.
If I've told you once I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate.
- My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut the door. You weren't raised in a barn."
- My mother taught me about the WISDOM OF AGE.
"When you get to be my age, you will understand."
- My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until your father gets home."
- My mother taught me about the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world and I can take you out."
- My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when we get home."
- And my all time favorite thing, JUSTICE.
"One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you'll see what it's like."
In Celebration of Mothers
Mom and Dad were watching TV when the Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed."
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches, rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.
She then put some wet clothes into the dryer, put a load of clothes into the wash, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the newspapers strewn on the floor, picked up the game pieces left on the table and put the telephone book back into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom.
She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a textbook out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.
Hubby called, "I thought you said you were going to bed." "I'm on my way," she said.
She put some water into the dog's dish and called the cat in, then made sure the doors were locked. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out a bedside lamp, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks in the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm, laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her list of things to do for tomorrow.
Mom then washed her face, put on moisturizer,
brushed and flossed her teeth and trimmed her nails. About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular, "I'm going to bed."
And he did . . . without another thought.
Songs about Mother
- Dear Mama - Merle Kilgore (1960)
- Dear Mom - Quite Corine (2008)
- Fore She Was Mama - Clay Walker (2006)
- I Should Have Listened to Mama - Jimmy Beaumont (1962)
- I Want My Mama - Bob Zurke (2001)
- I'll Always Love My Mama - The Intruders (1973)
- I'll Tell My Mommy - Molly Bee (1953)
- It's for God, and Country, and You Mom - Ernest Tubb (1966)
- Letter to Mom - Iris DeMent (1996)
- Mama - B.J. Thomas (1966)
- Mama Didn't Lie - Jan Bradley (1963)
- Mama, Help Me - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians (1990)
- Mama Liked the Roses - Elvis Presley (1970)
- Mama Rocked Me to Sleep With Country Music - The Four Guys (1979)
- Mama Said - Little Eva (1969)
- Mama Sang a Song - Bill Anderson (1962)
- Mama Sang Me a Song - Walter Brennan (1962)
- Mama Sez - Marion Worth (1968)
- Mama Tried - Merle Haggard (1968)
- Mama, You're Always There - Heidi Muller (2002)
- Mama's Hand - The Lynn Morris Band (1996)
- Mother Knows Best - Don Winters and Rita Robbins (1974)
- Mother Left Me Her Bible - Esco Hankins and Jackie (1963)
- Mother, May I? - Lynn and Liz Anderson (1968)
- Mother, Please - Jo Ann Campbell (1963)
- Mother's Eyes - Matthews, Wright and King (1992)
- Mother's Flower Garden - Jimmie Logsdon (1963)
- Mother's Prayer - The Oak Ridge Quartet (1948)
- My Mom - The Andrews Sisters (1951)
- My Mother's Beautiful Hands - Bradley Kincaid (1933)
- My Mother's Eyes - Russ Hamilton (1958)
- One in a Million - John McCutcheon (2002)
- Roses for Mama - C. W. McCall (1977)
- She Always Breaks My Fall - Carol McComb (2000)
- Silver in My Mother's Hair, The - Slim Dusty (1962)
- Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best - Christine Lavin (2004)
- You'll Never Miss Your Mother Till She's Gone - Priscilla Gale (1997)
- Your Mother's Prayer - Buddy Cagle (1963)