Things to say to your mum while you still have the chance

March 27, 2017

Sometimes, “I love you” can’t convey what your mother means to you. Here are some things to say to your mom this Mother’s Day. Every time a child is born, so is a mother. Although we do not have an instructional manual for life, we are each given special women to guide us, help us through our challenges and cheer us on when we succeed. Sometimes, “I love you” can’t convey what your mother means to you.

Here are some things to say to your mom this Mother’s Day.


  1. You’re beautiful

Women never tire of hearing this, yet somehow never believe it.

  1. Thank you

You can never say this enough. The list of things mums do for you is endless.

  1. Collecting meal recipes

No one makes it quite like mum. You will crave it, your family will ask you for it, so make sure her signature recipe is handed down in writing.

  1. Tell her to tell you about the day you were born

Hearing the story, you can’t help but feel like the most wonderful thing to ever come into your mum’s life. When your mum is gone, you’ll want to remember every detail.

  1. Let’s just sit and talk

Enjoy the time you have together. Take the time to get to know her as a person and not just your mum. Ask about her friends, her hobbies, things she’s done and things she’d like to do. Let her know she’s worth your time and attention.

  1. How old was I when … ?

Mum is practically the only source for knowledge of your milestones. Dads only seem to remember the events, not the time frame. Ask her about your first steps, your first words etc

  1. Let me do the dishes

A dish-free evening is one of the most appreciated gifts you’ll ever give to a mother. She’ll get up from the table with a weight lifted from her shoulders.

  1. I’m sorry

Over the years, you’ll inconvenience your mum, disobey her, embarrass her and even hurt her. It’s a good thing to acknowledge her patience and unconditional love.

  1. I forgive you

Also, your mom will inconvenience you, embarrass you and even hurt you. Let her know you love her anyway.

  1. What can I do for you?

You can’t count the things your mom has done for you. Look for something you can do to lighten her load and lift her heart. Don’t take “no” for an answer.

  1. I admire the way you ..

Moms like to be heroes, too. Let her know you notice and value the way she lives her life. Thank her for specific lessons she has taught.

  1. May I have a hug?

Don’t shy away from physical affection. No one will ever hold you like your mother.

  1. You’re the best mom in the world

She may protest, but every mother wants to think you believe it.

  1. I love you, no matter what

In the end, moms are just like us. They want to know love is all embracing and unconditional.

Make your mother feel appreciate white she’s still around. Remember, she won’t be here forever.

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