20 Thoughtful Letters To Mom

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Rudyard Kipling rightly quotes- “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” A mother’s love is pure, infinite, and unconditional. Writing a letter to mom is one way of expressing what she means to you. So, no matter how occupied you are, consider taking some time out to try to express your feelings and hear her out too. Because you may get another job, earn much more bucks, but a mother’s role is irreplaceable. She gave birth to you, took many roles to suit your needs, and once you grow up, she lets you fly the nest to explore the world. So, look for no right day or time to make her feel loved and special by penning down your thoughts in a letter. Hence, to make things simpler for you, we bring a collection of sweet, adorable, and touching sample letters for moms. Read on to choose the right ones for your darling mother.

Letters Expressing Love To Mom

She has been there for you since day one. Her love has been the balm for many problems you have faced and pains you had in your growing years. Express your love for her once again, with one of these letters.

1. Dear mom,

I know I have never told you this, but I love you very much. You loved me with all your heart. Your love for me never changed; in fact, it doubled when I needed it the most.

I wonder how you could be so selfless; you woke up every day at 5 in the morning to help us. You never complained about the fuss I used to make at the breakfast table. I was naive back then to understand your sacrifices. Thank you for your relentless efforts in making us eat healthily and keeping our family together. In this ever-changing world, your love is the one of the only constants.

I am glad that we have a strong friendship between us. You are like the girlfriend I never asked for. I can talk and discuss anything with you. Thank you for being so open-minded and supportive.

Yours loving daughter


2. Dear mom,

All my life, I have searched for inspiration to deal with the troubles in life but little did I know that after all these years my steps would return to you. You are my idol, you endured bone crushing pain and brought me into this world, and you made sure I was happy even when you were facing a hard time.

I still remember how you spent sleepless nights, not leaving my bedside when I was sick. I also remember how proud you were when I graduated from college. I was able to achieve this success because of your encouragement and support.

Thank you, mom, for your constant support and belief in me. Your words of encouragement inspired me to work hard and achieve what seemed to be impossible.

What have I done to deserve a mother like you? I thank god for making you my mother. I love you so much and I miss you.

Yours loving son


3. Dear mommy,

I may act like a know-it-all in front of you but a day doesn’t pass without seeking your advice. I have always idolized you. When I was a little girl, I always wanted to dress like you, talk like you and walk like you. Did you know? Whenever my friends would say “your mom is so beautiful,” I would feel really proud.

I am sorry for yelling at you at times. You tolerated all my tantrums, door-slams, and silent treatments. Even though I was not the perfect child, you were a perfect mother to me.

My happiness has always been your happiness. Thank you for everything you have given me, mommy.

Your daughter


4. Dear mom,

You are the first woman in my life, and I am glad to be known as your son. You have shown how a woman can have patience and ability to run the house and still fulfill her dreams. You started your career while we were toddlers and managed both roles perfectly. I have learned to respect women from you.

You were a loving and caring mother, and at the same time, you were strict. You taught me many valuable life lessons, which no school or college could have taught me. This helped me take the righteous path in life.

Today, through this letter, I want to tell you how much I love you, and no matter how far apart we, are you will always remain my mom.

Yours loving son


5. Dear mom,

I write this letter to tell you that you were right all along. I apologize for all those times when I argued with you and told you I knew what was best for me. Now, when my kids behave as I did, I see myself in them and realize how you must have felt.

Mom! I love you so much. Even though I act all grown up and mature, my heart still longs to become that little girl who used to spend most of the time with you. God! How we used to have fun, those late night story times, me braiding your hair, doing makeup on you. I miss all those days, and I miss getting up in the morning and searching for you.

Yours loving daughter


6. Dear mom,

I had an amazing childhood, all thanks to you and dad. You showered abundant love on me. Although you sometimes saved me from dad, you made sure I would never repeat that mistake.

Seeing you I have realized that being a mom means to have the patience to stay awake (even when you are tired) until your little boy sleeps, being a mom is the ability to love unconditionally even when your teenage boy slams the door, being a mom is taking care of many things and rarely looking tired.

This is just half of what you have done for me; you were the first person to teach me the difference between good and evil, you were the first person to help me feel love. Thank you is a small word for all that you have done for me. Love you forever mom.

Yours loving son


7. Dear mom,

I am glad that I was raised by a strong woman like you. Seeing you, I have learned to get up each time I hit the rock bottom in life. You have been my strength and inspiration. You have taught me to believe in myself and help others. Such valuable lessons helped me in life.

I am sorry for making you worry at times, but thank you for all those moments when you were there for me even when the whole world was against me. It gave me the courage to go in my chosen path. Never stop guiding and supporting me, as I do not know what I would do without you.

I love you forever, my dear mom!

Yours loving daughter


Birthday Letters For Mom

She has always remembered your birthday, anniversary and special days in your life. She is the first to wish you well on such occasions. This time, be the first one to wish her well on her birthday and make it special by writing a letter. Here are a few heartfelt lines which may make her happy on her birthday.

8. My beloved mother,

A very happy birthday to you! On this special day, I would like to do something I rarely do write a letter to you.

Mother, you are God’s gift to me. I wouldn’t have been this successful without you, thank you for all that you have done for me. You have always prayed for me. Those prayers have protected me throughout my life.

I wish you a very happy birthday once again. I feel bad that I am not there to celebrate this day with you, but you will always be in my heart.

Yours loving son


9. Dear mom,

On this special day, I wish you a very happy birthday!

I know, your life always revolved around me and my happiness. You have taken care of me and made me who I am today. Thank you are small words compared to all that you have done for me.

I remember how you used to work day and night to organize my birthday parties. So, now it’s time for you to sit back and get pampered. Yes, I have planned an amazing day for both of us. Get ready for we are going to have some serious mother-daughter fun.

Your loving daughter


10. Dear mother,

Happy birthday mom! Today is a very special day, and I wanted to make it extra special by writing this letter to you.

When I receive compliments for being a sincere and hardworking person, I thank you in my mind. I am who I am because of you. It is your love and upbringing that has made me into a fine gentleman.

No matter how far away I am, you will always be in my heart. Having you as my mother is the best thing that has happened in my life. Even though we had our fights and disagreements, your love has never changed. Even today, when I come home, I can see the happiness in your eyes. I hope your birthday is filled with joy and good times.

Have a great birthday, mother.

Yours loving son


11. Dear mom,

When I was a little girl, I used to think heroes were extraordinary people who can shoot lasers or scale buildings. But then I realized that a mother is the superhero in a child’s life.

You endured labor, you raised me often putting aside your dreams, and you still think of me before thinking of yourself. Wow, how can anyone be so selfless?

You filled my days with joy and laughter; you understood my pain even when I said nothing about it; you taught me to be positive and take life one step at a time.

On your birthday, I would like to thank you for everything. I love you and I miss you.

Yours loving daughter


12. Dear mom,

On this day, I want to wish you a very happy birthday.

The day you and dad left me at my college dorm, I wept so badly missing you guys. How I wished I never grew up and would remain your little girl forever.

I miss waking up to your smiling face. I miss your delicious pancakes. I miss all the hugs and kisses. But I am happy that I could spend such a delightful childhood with you. Having a loving and caring mother is the biggest boon in a child’s life.

On your birthday, I would like to tell you how much I love you and how much I wish I were there with you.

Happy birthday mom!

Yours loving daughter


13. Dear mom,

Happy birthday to the biggest support in my life!

Whenever I was down, it was your phone call that made my day. A simple conversation with you would make my heart light again.

You area positive and cheerful woman, and I hope you continue to be Thinking back, I feel sorry about all those times when I fought with you, and did not talk to you. Now, when I am so far away from you, I miss you so much that I want to come back home. I am happy to know that you and dad are proud of me, and this helps me go on, each day.

May you celebrate many more birthdays and keep loving me!

Your son


Thank You Letters For Mom

Words are not enough to thank your mother for all that she has done for you. But you can express your gratitude through a handwritten letter. This will surely make her happy beyond limits.

14. Dear mother,

I fear that I may fall short of words if I tried to talk about how much you mean to me. That is why I am writing this letter.

Mom, you have been my best friend throughout my life. You have always loved me for who I am. I wonder how you could handle such a stubborn child like me, and still love me so much.

You chauffeured me to all my dance recitals and sports events. You posted on social media and told how proud you are no matter how small my achievement had been. And you have never left me feeling dejected when I failed.

Thank you, mom for being patient with me and loving me in spite of my flaws.

Your daughter


15. Dear mom,

There have been times when I took out my frustration on you when all you ever wanted was my well being. I thank you for the endless and unconditional love you shower on me.

I was rude to you and selfish, but that didn’t stop you from loving me. I apologize for all those times when I hurt you, didn’t pick up your call, and made you worry.

Mom, no other person in this world can love me as you do, and I am lucky to have a mother like you. Thank you for the life you have given me, mom.

Your son


16. Dear mummy,

Even though there are a million things for which I can thank you, I would like to start with the life-saving advice you gave me.

I still remember the day when I was crying as my boyfriend dumped me. You assured me that a better man would come along who would work to be good to me.

These words helped me throughout my life and helped me choose a better man. Now, I have a loving husband and a happy family life, all thanks to you.

Thank you for guiding me through various stages in my life, without judging me.

Your loving daughter


17. Dear mother,

Life is never smooth sailing. I had my difficult days but do you know what made me go on in spite of all the hardships? It is you, mother! You always believed in me, and that gave me the strength to go back and try harder.

When everyone laughed at my dreams, you supported me and made me believe that no dream is impossible to achieve. When I was stuck in the wrong job, you patiently listened to my complaints, to make me feel better.

Thank you for the undying support and confidence in me. I am who I am because of you. This life, this success is all dedicated to you, mother.

Your son


18. Dear mom,

Today I want to thank you for being the best mom in the world!

For me, you are the best! You were the glue that kept our family together. No matter how tired you were or how sick you were, you made me your top priority. Thank you for the pure and selfless love.

Now, when I am not able to handle my kid, I constantly wonder how you raised two of us and also had a successful career. You are indeed a superwoman.

Thank you for all those childhood memories, and I am glad that my children get to spend some time with you.

Your daughter,


19. Dear mom,

Not a single day goes by without thinking of you. You are a constant thought in my mind, and I am lucky to be calling you my mom. I still remember how you sent me off to my new job with mixed feelings. You were sad that I had to leave you but were happy that I am going to fulfill all my dreams.

I promise you that I will make you proud in every aspect of my life, and will try hard to be the son you will be proud of.

Your son


20. Dear mom,

My friends always envy me as I have the coolest mom in the world. I feel blessed to have a mom who accompanies me to a rock concert and even a hiking trip. I feel proud of the fact that I can talk about anything with you.

Thank you for trusting me and letting me be myself. I always looked up to you. I wanted to grow up and become a woman like you. I love our endless chats, our secret jokes and wish to create many more such memories with you.

Thank you for being there for me through every step of my life. I love you very much, mom!

Your daughter


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you conclude a letter to your mom?

Letters to mums are full of happy and nostalgic feelings. Express how much you miss and think of her every day while writing the concluding lines of the letter, write that you are looking forward to meeting her soon, and gently remind her to take care of her health and not miss the medication, if any or send virtual hugs.

2. How to write an apology letter to mom?

Expressing apologies may not seem easy at first, but mothers are the most forgiving and loving people in the world. So calm down, grab a pen and notepad, and start with a sorry. Write down how apologetic you are and explain the situation in detail to help her understand the reason behind your behavior. Be sincere and honest while apologizing, and let your natural emotions flow.

3. How do I write a letter to my mom on Mother’s Day?

Writing a letter to your mother expressing your love and admiration for her can fill her heart with joy and pride. A mother’s love knows no bounds, and writing her a letter is one of the nicest Mother’s Day gifts you can give her. Include all the best memories you have with her, thank her for the sacrifices she made, or write some funny lines that can make her laugh.

Writing a letter may feel passe, but it’s a simple yet powerful gesture that can let you express your emotions and feelings effortlessly. You can pick a letter that most aptly conveys your thoughts and share it with your mom. Alternatively, you can use these letters as inspiration and write a personalized letter for your mom. Whatever style you choose, express yourself honestly to make your mom feel super special. So tell your mother how much you adore her with these thoughtful letters for mom.

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