45+ Sweet And Beautiful Poems For A Mother-In-Law

When you marry your spouse, you form a lifelong bond with their family, and most importantly, with your mother-in-law. You owe thanks to her for raising your better half, so you can express your gratitude by sharing these poems for mother-in-law with her. Though mothers-in-law are stereotyped as arrogant and wicked, we shouldn’t forget that they are firstly loving and affectionate mothers. Accept your mother-in-law with an open mind and heart, and you will see a mother in them. Choose one of the poems from this post and dedicate it to your mother-in-law to express adulation and devotion.

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Poems About Mothers-in-law

Through some heartfelt and loving verses, let your mother-in-law know what you think about her and how much veneration and love you have for her.

1. To My Mother-in-law

Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,

Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of “Mother,”

Therefore by that dear name, I long have called you –
You who are more than mother unto me,

And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you,
In setting my Virginia’s spirit free.

My mother – my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you

Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew

by that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.

– Edgar Allan Poe

2. Mother-in-Law

I want to thank you for being such a wonderful Mother-in-law.
When I married your son, I had no way of knowing
What a special role you would play in our lives.
From the very beginning you have had a wonderful talent
For being supportive and helpful.
You’ve never been the kind of Mother-in-law who interfered.
I’m sure there were times when you had to bite your tongue,
But somehow you were always able to trust us,
And to let us work things out for ourselves.
Sometimes when I talk to other people,
I realize just how lucky I am to have you as my Mother-in-law.
You’ve always been so warm and loving,
And willing to listen.
As the years continue to unfold, I find that I
Appreciate you more and more, and I’m so thankful
That you are a part of my life.
I have come to regard you as a very special woman,
A wonderful mother, and a “gem” of a Mother-in-law,
And I just wanted to tell you that I love you…I truly do.
— Gene Graveline, Romper.com

3. A Second Mom

You are a second mother

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You are a second mother, you know
At times I get busy and may not show
How much I care for all you do
You are special; that’s so true.

I feel so blessed to have you around
A strong bond with you I have found
So on this day, I send my love
And count you as a blessing from above.
– Catherine Pulsifer

4. Loving Mother-in-law

No woman apart from me
Knows the meaning
Of a mother-in-law
Whose love is undying
No one except me
Understands what it means
To be loved by a mother-in-law
It’s always more than what it seems
A safe and valid conclusion
No one except me can draw
That you are the world’s best
Mother-in-law
– Unknown

5. The Dream That I Told My Mother-in-Law

In the room almost filled with our bed,
the small bedroom, the king-sized bed high up
and on casters so sometimes we would roll,
in the room in the corner of the corner
apartment on top of a hill so the bed would roll,
we felt as if we might break off and drift,
float, and become our own continent.
When your mother first entered our apartment
she went straight to that room and libated our bed
with water from your homeland. Soon she saw
in my cheeks the fire and poppy stain,
and soon thereafter on that bed came the boy.
Then months, then the morning I cracked first one
then two then three eggs in a white bowl
and all had double yolks, and your mother
(now our mother) read the signs. Signs everywhere,
signs rampant, a season of signs and a vial
of white dirt brought across three continents
to the enormous white bed that rolled
and now held three, and soon held four,
four on the bed, two boys, one man, and me,
our mother reading all signs and blessing our bed,
blessing our bed filled with babies, blessing our bed
through her frailty, blessing us and our bed,
blessing us and our bed.

She began to dream
of childhood flowers, her long-gone parents.
I told her my dream in a waiting room:
a photographer photographed women,
said her portraits revealed their truest selves.
She snapped my picture, peeled back the paper,
and there was my son’s face, my first son, my self.
Mamma loved that dream so I told it again.
And soon she crossed over to her parents,
sisters, one son (War took that son.
We destroy one another), and women came
by twos and tens wrapped in her same fine white
bearing huge pans of stew, round breads, homemade wines,
and men came in suits with their ravaged faces
and together they cried and cried and cried
and keened and cried and the sound
was a live hive swelling and growing,
all the water in the world, all the salt, all the wails,
and the sound grew too big for the building and finally
lifted what needed to be lifted from the casket and we quieted
and watched it waft up and away like feather, like ash.
Daughter, she said, when her journey began, You are a mother now,
and you have to take care of the world.
– Elizabeth Alexander

6. When I Am in the Kitchen

I think about the past. I empty the ice-cube trays
crack crack cracking like bones, and I think
of decades of ice cubes and of John Cheever,
of Anne Sexton making cocktails, of decades
of cocktail parties, and it feels suddenly far
too lonely at my counter. Although I have on hooks
nearby the embroidered apron of my friend’s
grandmother and one my mother made for me
for Christmas 30 years ago with gingham I had
coveted through my childhood. In my kitchen
I wield my great aunt’s sturdy black-handled
soup ladle and spatula, and when I pull out
the drawer, like one in a morgue, I visit
the silverware of my husband’s grandparents.
We never met, but I place this in my mouth
every day and keep it polished out of duty.
In the cabinets I find my godmother’s
teapot, my mother’s Cambridge glass goblets,
my mother-in-law’s Franciscan plates, and here
is the cutting board my first husband parqueted
and two potholders I wove in grade school.
Oh the past is too much with me in the kitchen,
where I open the vintage metal recipe box,
robin’s egg blue in its interior, to uncover
the card for Waffles, writ in my father’s hand
reaching out from the grave to guide me
from the beginning, “sift and mix dry ingredients”
with his note that this makes “3 waffles in our
large pan” and around that our an unbearable
round stain—of egg yolk or melted butter?—
that once defined a world.
– Jeanne Marie Beaumont

7. My Mother-In-Law, The Queen

To my mother-in-law, the queen of finesse,
You give attention to everything, even the way you dress.
Your wisdom and grace, truly inspire,
You are full of a unique fire.

Through ups and downs, you’ve been by our side,
A close one on this lifelong ride.
So here’s to you, with love and cheer today,
In my heart, you’ll forever hold sway!
– Unknown

8. Dearest Mother-In-Law

There stands the figure of a mother-in-law.
Her role was filled with stories and advice,
She bridges gaps and holds two clans in sway,
With warmth and grace, she welcomes hearts anew.
Her care is tried and through,
A mother-in-law cherished year by year.
– Unknown

Mother-in-law Poems From Daughter-in-law

Being a daughter-in-law is a difficult task. But if you have a sweet mother-in-law guiding you, then there is nothing impossible. So tell your mother-in-law what you think about her through these beautiful odes.

9. For My Mother-in-law

You are the mother I received the day I wed your son.
And I just want to thank you, Mom, for the things that you have done.
You have given me a gracious man with whom I share my life.
You are his lovely mother, and I am his lucky wife.
You used to pat his little head, and now I hold his hand.
You raised a little boy, then gave me a man.
– Wendy Johnson

10. You Are the Best One I Know

You are the best one I know,
Yes, I know that you are my hubby’s mom,
But to me you are like my mom,
So good to take things in your stride,
So good that you stay strong,
I have learned so much from you,

And I know that you are so true,
Blessed to have a loving mom in law,
Yes, as loving as you.

Romper.com

11. I Learned From You

I learned about love from you,
Watching your caring ways.
I learned about joy from you.
In fun-filled yesterdays.
From you, I learned forgiving.
Of faults, both big and small.
I learned what I know about living
From you, as you gave life your all.

The example you set is still with me
I’d never want any other.
I’m thankful for all that you taught me,
And I’m blessed to call you “Mother.”
– Joanna Fuchs

12. Mother-in-Law

The first time that I met you
I was nervous as could be;
Unsure if you would like me,
But you put me right at ease.
You made me feel so welcome,
And I knew you were sincere.
You encouraged me with your kind words.
You took away my fears.
You treated me as your own
In your very special way;
Made me part of your family,
And I treasure that each day.
Thank you for accepting me,
And loving me as you do.
I thank God for your family
And for blessing me with you.

13. My Mom And Mine Is

My mom and mine is
My husband’s mom is mine too
There is a special bond without any clue
Don’t know when I came so close to you
Don’t know how it all started and true
Today I have in you my best friend
The purity from my heart and no present
Coz no one is as wonderful as you are
Whether you stay near or you stay far
You will always remain in my heart
My most amazing mom-in-law!
God bless you!
– Unknown

14. You Have A Very Special Place

You have a very special place in my heart

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You have a very special place in my heart
No words can describe how much I honor you
You have always been there to help me
In all my troubles and through
I was scared when I was married to your son
But over the years that I have known you
I have respected you more
It’s all about the loving grace in your eyes
And your wish being so wise
I love you, you are a mom to me
With you there is all glee
Stay blessed!
– Unknown

15. You Are Not Just My Mother-in-law

You are not just my mother-in-law.
You are special to me.
You are not just my husband’s mom
I love you dearly
My relationship with you
Is not a formality that I share
Today I want you to know
For you, I really care.
– Unknown

16. Mother-in-law

Mother-in-law,” they say, and yet.
Somehow I simply can’t forget
“Twas you who watched his baby ways,
Who taught him his first hymn of praise,
Who smiled on him with loving pride,
When he first toddled by your side.

“Mother-in-law,” but oh, ’twas you
Who taught him to be kind and true;
When he was tired, almost asleep,
‘Twas to your arms he used to creep.
And when he bruised his tiny knee,
‘Twas you who kissed it tenderly.

“Mother’-in-law,” they say, and yet
Somehow I never shall forget
How much I owe
To you, who taught him how to grow.

You trained your son to look above,
You made him the man I love.
And so I think of that today
When with thankful heart I’ll say,
“Our Mother.”

– Unknown

17. On Marriage

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous.
– Kahlil Gibran

Mother-in-law Poems From Son-in-Law

Through some poems here, a son-in-law tells how much he appreciates his mother-in-law for raising her daughter well and how grateful he is for that.

18. Dear Mother-in-Law

To the mother of my wife
I have some things to say
So many things to thank you for
Lord, help me find a way

I see your love in my wife’s eyes
The way you held her close
Of all the people in your life
She knows you loved her most!

Your love spills out with every breath
With every sigh and laugh
When she tells of you and dad
in some hilarious gaff

And when she looks at me.
With soft and tender eyes
I know it’s ’cause her heart was filled.
With love from someone wise

From her youth, she heard the words
That strengthened her young soul
And now those words pour forth from her
Like water from a bowl

She builds the words, thoughts, and deeds
She learned from you, her Mom
Into her own blessed children
like a precious healing balm

She weaves a strong yet tender wall
Of Love around us all
So all her children are kept safe
From every slip and fall

Every day I see your love
In what she says and does
And I say a prayer to God each day
For your heart, your prayers, and your loves
– Michael Weber

19. Thank You

Thanks for giving me
Your beautiful princess
Who has brought in my life
So much happiness
Thanks for bestowing on me
This lovely gift of life
By allowing your daughter
To become my wife
Happy birthday
– Unknown

20. Your Blessings

Know for sure that I simply love you

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Your blessings on the first day
When I entered your beautiful family
Have helped me make an eternal bond
Where I stand so good and tall
Today I gel with you so well
I think your magical wisdom spell
That has made me so connected to you
My super mom in law
Know for sure that I simply love you!
And you are simply the best in life!
– Unknown

21. To My Kind Mother-In-Law

To my dear mother-in-law, so sweet and kind,
The mother of my wife is always on my mind.
You welcomed me with open arms and grace,
And fed me with a smile on your face.

With laughter, stories, and wisdom to share,
You show a special kind of care.
So, on this day, I simply want to say,
You are my second mom in every way!
– Unknown

22. A Gem Of A Mother-In-Law

Dear mother-in-law,
You’re a gem so rare,
With a heart so warm,
And always ready to care.
You’ve welcomed me into your family’s embrace,
You are full of kindness and grace
Your wisdom and guidance, I truly admire,
In every situation, you only inspire.
– Unknown

23. To The World’s Greatest Mother-In-Law

You welcomed me into the fold,
And helped me fit into the mold.
Through the years, our bond has only grown,
In your love and kindness, I’ve found my own.

With smiles and glee today,
I wish you joy come what may.
Dear mother-in-law, so dear,
In my heart, your presence is forever near.
– Unknown

24. To My Mother-In-Law

To my mother-in-law with love
You were sent to us from the heavens above.
Your kindness and warmth, so true
I found this in people very few.

With grace and wisdom, you lead the way,
In your love and care, you make our day.
On this special day, with smiles so wide,
Come with us on our joyous ride.
– Unknown

Poems For Mother-in-law’s Birthday

On her special day, express your love and affection to your mother-in-law through a memorable and heart-touching poetry that they will truly cherish lifelong.

25. I never thought that we would

I never thought that we would bond so well
Many unspoken things that I tell
You have become my friend more than mom
The bond that is just getting strong
I am so lucky to have you in my life
You have become the strength to strive
Good to have known you mom in law
You are just perfect without a flaw
I love you very much
Wishing you a very happy birthday!
– Unknown

26. A Happy Birthday

Birthday wishes are sent to you.
Wishing you happiness all year through
A birthday is a time to celebrate
You are the best; there is no debate!

Although a mother-in-law, you may be
You are special in our lives you see
I thank God for you each day
I love you, I just want to say!
– Kate Summers

27. Treasure

You gave me your daughter
I am grateful to you
for giving me a treasure like she.
Your birthday is today, I said before
I am grateful to you for the time that you give.
Today is your birthday
You’re the best mother-in-law
And I am proud to say I’m your son-in-law
Happy birthday

– Unknown

28. Special Day

I love you, mother-in-law

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No cake could help you make this day,
No words I could say would help me say how I feel towards you right now.
But today is your birthday; it’s all about you.
I love you so much, dear mother-in-law
I blow up balloons to make it all fun.
Hope you enjoy your day and have a blessed one.
– Unknown

29. Happy Birthday

I raise a toast to my wonderful mother-in-law
On your special day
Your grace and elegance
Leads us to joy and harmony

Your love and support,
They know no bounds,
Your light does shine,
With every passing year.
We are all blessed with your wisdom.

On your birthday
I extend my hand
To a mother-in-law
Who has been a second mother to me
May your day be filled with laughter and delight,
– Unknown

30. Dear Mother-In-Law

On this special date,
I want to express my love so great.
Your presence in our lives is truly a gift,
With every passing year, our spirits lift.

With your love, we come alive,
In your wisdom and kindness, we thrive.
So, here’s to you, on your special day,
Happy birthday, in every way!
– Unknown

31. To My Graceful Mother-In-Law

Dear mother-in-law, full of grace,
With your heart so true,
Always a loving smile on your face,
Every day is joy anew.

You’ve welcomed me with open arms so wide,
And your wisdom day by day,
I’ve found my joyous stride.
In your loving embrace, we gladly stay.

So on your birthday, we sing with cheer,
Happy birthday, dear mother-in-law, so dear!
In your presence, we’re blessed, it’s clear,
With love and laughter, throughout the year.
– Unknown

32. Happy Birthday, Mother-In-Law

My dearest mother-in-law
You have made our lives so colorful
Before I was married, I feared you
But I know now that you are beautiful

Inside out your love glows
You have taught us so much
Do you remember the time when I was sick?
And you came here to cook our lunch?

I don’t know how I got you as my second mom
You are so wonderful
I thank God and all my lucky stars
May you ever remain beautiful.

Happy birthday, Mother-in-law!
– Unknown

Mother’s Day Poems For Mothers-in-law

Mother-in-law is like a mother to us. She is loving, caring, protective, and guiding light. So, on the occasion of Mother’s day, convey your gratitude to one of the strongest pillars of your life.

33. Mother-In-Law But Mother In Heart

I don’t consider you just a mother-in-law,
You are mother in my heart,
All the love, all the life, all the laugh,
I have received from you is unparallel
It’s an out of the world feeling,
How a mother, who is not actually a mother,
Becomes actually a mother!!
I love you, Mom!!
– Unknown

34. A Happy Mothers DayTo You

Happy Mothers Day to you, Mom in law,
A part of our family, you will always be.
We know we can always count on you
Thanks for the encouragement and all you do.

The love and support you always show
In our books, you’re a hero.
We recognize you this Mother’s Day.
We love you in every way!!

– Kate Summers

35. Thanks To A Great Mother

Hey mother-in-law,
I am grateful from the bottom of my heart,
You gave me a precious gift like your son,
I am grateful you accepted me so beautifully in your world,
I feel like home in your home,
I feel like a daughter in your home,
And, that’s all because of you,
Keep being the heart of our home,
It makes us feel light
It gives us delight
– Unknown

36. So Supportive And Kind

Oh sweet mother in law, so supportive and kind,
You offer me your wisdom that on my spirit shines,
Your love and care go above and beyond what one could expect,
Filling me with warmth, for you I have so much respect.

I know on you we can count, you’re never far away
Never shying away from lending a helping hand each day.
Your constant care and guidance are a source of bliss,
I cherish all do, for you, I am full of thankfulness.
– Catherine Pulsifer

37. Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

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I always wish my mother on this day
Now that you have become a part of my life
I also want to thank you for everything
You have done for me

You were by my side when I was low
And when I was feeling alone
Even when your son was not with me
You were with me

I am so grateful
You are a part of my life
On this Mother’s Day,
I want to wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!
– Unknown

38. To My Dear Mother-In-Law

You are a wish so true,
On this special day, we celebrate you.
You took me under your wing
When I see you, my heart begins to sing.

Your kindness and grace are beyond compare
You are nice and you are fair
You make our lives brighter
Every day with you feels a bit lighter.

In your love, there is no gloom
You have made our lives bloom.
On this special day, here is all my love to you
May all your wishes always come true.
– Unknown

39. Happy Mother’s Day

A mother-in-law
Her presence is like a thread
That stitches together stories

Love prevails
Where words remain unsaid
Her heart is like an ocean

She is there to catch us when we fall
On this Mother’s Day
Let us wish her heartily.
– Unknown

Thank You Poems For Mother-in-law

Through some beautiful and meaningful stanzas, pay a tribute to your mother-in-law how grateful you are to her for inspiring you and guiding you, and express your thankfulness to her.

40. My Dearest Mother-in-law

My dearest mother-in-law, this one is for you.
Thank you for your love and all that you do.
The stories I heard about “In-laws,” you know,
does not apply at all, to you though.
You made me feel welcome right from the start.
Because of your wisdom, I think you’re so smart.
You’re classy and stylish and friendly too,
you make us smile when we feel blue..
Our children always think of you as the best,
NO one can compare, not one of the rest.
I want to thank you today for a gift so rare,
Your son you shared with me, it means that you care.
In this whole world, I will never find,
a Mother-in-law so precious and kind.
So my dearest mother-in-law I just wanted you to know,
I’ll always appreciate you and love you so!
– Lynette

41. A Mother-in-law

You are loving and kind

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When I got married, I didn’t think
A Mom, I would also gain
But now I see that smile and wink
I could never complain.

You are loving, kind, and supportive of
The many things we do.
All we do and all we love
You are included too.

By marriage, you become my Mom.
I am grateful for that day.
We could all use another Mom.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
– Catherine Pulsifer

42. You are truly the one

You are truly my second mother, you know
I may not tell you, or I may not show
With time, my bond is getting strong
With time, my trust is getting so deep
I think my deeds are so good
So I am so getting the reap
The fruits of my deeds by having you
Yes, you are truly one in few
The best mom in law anyone can have
You are the best in every way
I love you, dear mother-in-law
Stay blessed!

– Unknown

43. Star Mother-In-Law

Some mother-in-laws are possessive;
Their child they still want to own.
My mother-in-law’s love is like sunlight;
On both of us it shone.

Some mother-in-laws put you down;
They think you’re not good enough.
My mother-in-law shows approval,
Affection, and other good stuff.

Some mother-in-laws interfere;
They think that they know best.
My mother-in-law lets us be;
She’s better than the rest.

And so I just want to thank you
For being who you are;
You’ve made everything so easy;
As a mother-in-law, you’re a star!
– Joanna Fuchs

44. Mother-in-laws Are Said To Be

Mother-in-laws are said to be
Nasty, mean, and interfering
Some say they even so contrary
All that was said was truly overwhelming.

But you, my dear, are not like that
You are special and thoughtful too
Easy to sit and have a chat
We love you and thank you for all you do.
– Catherine Pulsifer

45. My Dear Mother-In-Law

My heart is filled with gratitude
For you, oh mother-in-law!
You have not only given
Your son to be mine, but also
Have taught me how to be good
And how to be kind
I never imagined in a thousand lifetimes,
That I would get a mother-in-law like you.
Thank you, for all that you have done
And said.
– Unknown

46. Thank You, Mother-In-Law

When you placed your hand upon our head
In blessing
I knew your wishes
You wanted us to be happy forever.
That is also what we want for you,
Oh, mother-in-law.
Thank you for welcoming me into your family
And treating me as your own.
– Unknown

47. Blessed

How blessed I am, anyone can see
To have a mother-in-law who is a gift to me
Your laughter and wisdom are all needed here
To your kindness, there is no peer

I wish I could show you
The gratitude in my heart
My love for you is true
Never shall our camaraderie be torn apart.
– Unknown

48. Year After Year

Year after year
With heartfelt cheer
Our lives you guide
It is a fun ride with you at our side.
In you, I have found my greatest treasure
For you have a love that is beyond measure.
– Unknown

49. To My Wonderful Mother-In-Law

To my mother-in-law, I must say
Your love brightens our lives every day
With open arms and an open mind
You welcomed me and were kind

You are now a cherished friend
Who I look to meeting to no end
These lines are a heartfelt thank you
Coming from me, you know it must be true.
– Unknown

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can I write to my mother-in-law?

You may appreciate your mother-in-law’s hard work and dedication in keeping the family together by writing a letter to her on her birthday. Express your adoration for all she does for the family and for taking care of you like her own child.

2. How do I make my mother-in-law feel special?

Showing appreciation for her work, turning up to her for advice, buying her thoughtful gifts, and celebrating her special days are some ways to make your mother-in-law feel special. Talking to your mother-in-law daily and getting to know her better will strengthen your bond.

3. How can I show my love to my mother-in-law?

Gift her something nice on her special days. You may talk good about her in front of others and take her out for dinner. Most importantly, show respect and take care of her.

Your mother-in-law is a very special person who has brought your beloved to the world. You can express your love for her and the amity you both share by penning down a few words. You can use these thoughtful poems for mother-in-law to express your feelings, love, and gratitude to her. Let her know that she is more like a mother to you and how much you appreciate her care and support. Use these expressions on special days or any day you wish to make her feel special.

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Vinita Agrawal is an accomplished poet hailing from Indore, India. She has garnered significant recognition for her poetic endeavors, including winning the prestigious Proverse prize in Hong Kong in 2021 for her collection of poems titled "Twilight Language." Vinita has been the recipient of several awards, such as the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize in 2018 and the Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial...read full bio