Part of mothering involves a lot of putting your children before yourself, a lot of hard work and time you devote to caring for your kids, and a lot of stinky diapers! Mothers are responsible for shaping the present and the future for their kids. Sometimes, it would be nice to know your child appreciates all you do. There is always Mother’s Day for expressing mom appreciation. However, there are moments in between when you wonder if they really get all you do for them. It would be nice for them to realize that you deserve a little respect and gratitude. When your child says something that lets you know they appreciate you, that small comment can just melt your heart! Here is a cool mom appreciation letter for inspiration and thank you mom quotes if short and sweet is more your style!
This Mom Appreciation Letter From A CEO To His Mom Will Melt Your Heart
Well, imagine how this mom felt when she read on open letter from her son Josh Tetrick, Just Egg‘s CEO & Founder, in the New York Times! Actually, you don’t have to imagine! Watch this YouTube video of her seeing it for the first time. It’s an unexpected and emotional moment.
That mom must have felt pretty special when she got recognized for all of the love and care she put into raising him. It was the little things he recalled that she did everyday that must have really made her feel so appreciated like when he said, “I’d bolt off the bus at 3:11pm, and you’d always have something waiting for me. ” That made me think of my grandmother and all the care she put into making a snack for me! She used to peel and slice cucumbers and put a little salt and vinegar over them and put them in the refrigerator to cool before I came home so they would be waiting for me. I knew it took her time and I appreciated it even more for that.
Another of my favorite thank you mom quotes was when he said, “And you’d spend all day cutting hair, just so I could have a dollar,” because it tells his mom he appreciates the hard work she was doing even when he wasn’t there to see it! And it also shows he has learned the value of hard work from her. It is most rewarding as a mom to feel your efforts have actually resulted in learning as well as appreciation!
The CEO has a great point when he says, “The right thing should be the easiest thing for a single mom working at a hair salon trying to raise two sons.” I always think that. Sometimes it seems like making the choices you want to make cost so much more or take so much more effort. And it is very moving to hear him tell his mother “we’ve built a movement to make the right thing the easier thing for millions of amazing moms like you.” Like I said, seeing that your child has learned from you and the world around him and become a strong, capable being who is thankful at the same time, well, that is pretty much mommy heaven.
I think he has a great point. It should be easy for us to put good food in our bodies and in our children’s bodies. Seems to me his mom did a pretty good job raising him and his mom appreciation just goes to show it! But we can’t all write such a detailed mom appreciation letter. So if you aren’t much of a writer, you may enjoy these thank you mom quotes as a great way to express your feelings of appreciation.
Thank You Mom Quotes
How do you say thank you to your mother? Well, here are a few ways for inspiration!
“You showed me how to be a man
You taught me how to understand the things people do
You showed me how to love my God
You taught me that not everyone knows the truth
And I thank you
I’ll always thank you
More than you would know
Than I could ever show”
– From the Lyrics to ‘Always and Forever (Thank you Mom)’ by Good Charlotte
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
“I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.”
“A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”
-Marion C. Garretty
Let’s face it. Moms are the best! Feel free to share your favorite mom appreciation quotes @familyfocusblog and I will add them in!