Queen for a day? How about every day? In all the world, it’s hard to imagine someone who deserves to be celebrated more than a cherished mother or mother figure. That’s true every day of the year, but especially on Mother’s Day. Yet for all the cards and e-greetings out there, it can be hard to find just the right words for that special someone. Here, then, is our modest attempt to compile a list of 50 heartfelt reasons we love our moms. We hope it inspires you to express your own personal thanks to yours.
She always knew which mistakes to let you make and which ones to save you from.
No matter what happens, she’ll always love you.
Her smile makes everything okay.
“What? You’re wearing that?
She’s the one person you know for certain you can always call.
She taught you how to be a good person—and everything else that matters.
She’s always believed in you and taught you to do the same.
She knows how to keep a secret.
She’s as good a grandmother as she was a mom.
Her [insert favorite meal] is to die for.
There are a hundred inside jokes only the two of you understand.
She knows when you need her to be completely honest.
There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for you.
She’s the only person who will never get tired of hearing about your kids.
She’s the only person who will tell you she’s tired of hearing about your kids.
Anything she makes somehow tastes better than when you make it.
She knows if something is wrong just from the way you say hello.
If you start forgetting who you are, she’s there to remind you.
She loved you even when you were a teenager.
She still has all your trophies and awards from when you were a kid.
If you ever feel unloved, all you need to do is to talk to her.
She made sure you could see her adoring face in the audience when you were in the school play.
She fixed everything that time you tried to give yourself a haircut.
She “likes” all of your posts … even when no one else does.
You love it when people say you remind them of her.
She still listens to your temper tantrums and can still calm you down.
She never complained about making all those school lunches.
She isn’t scared to say she loves you.
She could always find stuff you lost.
She never rolls her eyes at the drama in your life. (She may frown, but she never rolls her eyes.)
She dried your tears and still laughs at your jokes.
There wasn’t a better nurse when you were sick.
Her voice is still one of the sweetest sounds in the world.
She taught you how to stand up for yourself.
She could be tough as nails and gentle as the rain.
She loves you for who you are.
It still means the world when she says she’s proud of you.
She is still the first person you call in both happy and difficult times.
She’s your biggest fan and most honest critic.
You still can’t wait to call her when you’ve done something awesome.
She’s always been your cheerleader.
She has that one corny joke that still cracks you up.
She helped make you the person you are today.
You wouldn’t be here without her. (You really wouldn’t.)
She knew how to give you freedom but also boundaries.
No one is prouder when you win and more supportive when you lose.
She is irreplaceable in your life, truly one-of-a-kind.
Her shoulders were the best to cry on—and still the best to stand on when you need to see the bigger picture.
Who else would have told you about clean socks and underwear?
And the number one reason we love our moms …
She’s your best friend—and always will be.
This Mother’s Day, celebrate your mom. And if you’re a mom, celebrate yourself. It’s moms who make home feel like home—and, by the way, they help Five Star Senior Living communities feel like home, too. So whether you’re looking for a new community for you, your mom, or someone else, there’s a new home that will feel like home waiting at Five Star.
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