It never fails. Every Mother’s Day, my local radio station plays Tupac’s “Dear Mama” and Boyz II Men “Mama,” and I ball my eyes out. My mother is my soft spot, my comfort place and God’s gift to me. However, sometimes I drop the ball in letting my mom know how amazing she is. But these days I’m all about “flowers for the living.” Here are 10 things my mom needs to hear me say this Mother’s Day. And maybe your mom needs to hear them as well.
- “You did a great job raising me.”
There’s no manual on how to raise a child, and the “cookie cutter” approach we’ve seen on television definitely doesn’t work for real families. However, I think it’s safe to say that moms all around the globe do what they think is best and pray it works. Inform her that it did.
- “Thanks for being my No. 1 fan.”
Shout out to the moms who still have their GROWN children’s FOURTH-place awards stored in a sacred place along with the stick figure pictures you consider “art.” *Sigh* Gotta love moms.
- “I appreciate the sacrifices you made.”
As an adult, in retrospect, I don’t see how my mom did it. We weren’t rich, but at times, it felt like it. I always had what I needed along with majority of the things I wanted. Now I know that was only because my mother sacrificed her wants to make sure we had.
- “You made me the person I am now.”
Because she literally did. Our moms cradled us, fed us, potty trained us, taught us about hygiene, REINFORCED hygiene and ensured we had manners. Think you turned out pretty great? You have your mom to thank.
- “You taught me how to love God, myself and others.”
- “You taught us that “Please” and “Thank you” goes a long way and for that I thank you.”
- “You did your best.”
Your mother may not have been perfect because no one is, but she did her best.
- “You were right.”
That time she felt in her spirit that those “friends” were no good for you or when she told you to open Door B instead of Door A. Nine times out of ten, she was right. Let your mom know she wasn’t “off” after all.
- “I’m so blessed God made you my mama.”
Seriously, because out of all the mommies in the world, God gave you her!
- “I love you.”
Enjoyed this post? Be sure to share it with your mom. Happy Mother’s Day!
What other things will you say to your mother on Mother’s Day?
Hey, moms with little ones. Were you thinking of traveling to see your mom this mother’s day but didn’t want the hassle of traveling with your young kids? Then read this.