I know that actions speak louder than words, and a picture is worth a thousand words, but to be frank — words are still super important. Words express direct meaning, love, support, and forgiveness. Without words we could never express how we truly feel, which is important in any relationship. Especially in a relationship as important as the one you have with your mom. So what are some things to say on Mother’s Day to your mom that can show your love for her?
No matter what that may look like, there are words that can help start any conversation. If your mom is the Lorelai to your Rory, then expressing words of gratitude and love just make sense. But if you and mom look a little bit more like Lorelai and Rory circa season six, then you probably have some work before you. But the work starts with words, so without starting a conversation, a healing and more loving relationship will not happen.
Be brave this Mother’s Day and speak comforting words to your mom. Tell her how much you love her, how much this life would not be the same without her (I mean, you literally wouldn’t exist), and how much you appreciate everything she has ever done with you.
“Thanks for all the advice.”
Whether it be sound knowledge in a stressful time, or a simple “Hey, let’s go egg his car,” her advice certainly was the light in a dark tunnel.
“Remember that time when…”
If your mom is anything like mine, she loves that sentimental stuff. Take a trip down memory lane with her.
“Your never-ending support got me through some of my toughest times.”
Being a personal cheerleader can be exhausting sometimes, right? Let her know you appreciated her support - even if you didn’t like to show it.
“I missed you.”
You both may be adults, but mom still needs to hear that you need her and love her — even if it means admitting how much you miss her.
“Even if I didn’t want to admit it, I needed you. And still do.”
Maybe some of those questionable fashion choices she made for you weren’t those bright-shining moments, but admit it — you need your mom all day, every day.
“I like being compared to you.”
Because who wouldn’t love the special bond you have that comes with unique food cravings and identical laughs?
“I’ll always be your biggest fan.”
I’m sure there was a point in your life that you wanted to be just like your mom — and I bet deep down you still do. Tell her that.