Guys may not always be the type to sit down and write a heartfelt letter. If you need a quick gift for your girlfriend but don’t have the cash, it might be one of those occasions. However, writing a letter to your mother? That’s not exactly the most conventional thing guys do for their moms.
When you think about it, if there’s one person who deserves a letter of thanks in your life, it would probably be your mother. She raised you, took care of you, and even put up with you during your rebellious teenage stage. So if you want to show your mom some love, these letters might eloquently express your gratitude for everything she has done for you.
Dear Mom. When I was a little kid, I used to idolize a whole bunch of people. Sometimes they were real people like Johnny Knoxville, Kurt Cobain, or Bob Marley. There were times when my hero was Spiderman or Superman or Batman. However, it took me years before I realized that the most important superhero was right there before my eyes: you. You were the first person real superhero in my life with the way you took care of me. You made sure I had everything I needed and more. You would wake up so early just to make sure I had breakfast and a packed lunch. You made sure I was safe and happy. You would have moved heaven and earth to make sure I was always okay, even if meant going head to head with people in school who didn’t treat me right. Mom, you always saved the day, and I will be forever thankful for that.
Dear Mom. It’s so humbling to take a step back and examine my life knowing how big of an impact you had on me. You were always there for me when I needed you the most. From little league games to school events, you were there for me. But these things are nothing compared to how you took care of me every single day. You always made sure there was food on the table and a warm bed to sleep in. You made sure my clothes looked presentable even if that meant sacrificing your own appearance. Most of all, you always made sure that I grew up with the right values to get me through life. Thank you for everything you did for me.
Dear Mom. Though there were tough times in our lives, you made sure to keep me safe through it all. I know that if you had it your way, you would have spoiled me. But you always made sure there was balance in my life. You never hovered over me whenever I wanted to do something. But you also never left my side whenever things got difficult. I know that moms are known to worry and stress about their kids, and even though that might have been what was going on in your mind, you never let me see it. “Good children grow up with love, not with anxieties,” as they say. And I am 100% sure that you brought me up with all the love you could give. You have always been so good to me, even though I didn’t always see it. Thank you for raising me up right. Love, you forever baby boy.
Dear Mom. I know a lot of guys get slack for being known as a mama’s boy. But I never considered it an insult. You’re the number one woman in my life, through thick and thin. You were the leading example for what a lady truly is – kind, compassionate, and brimming with a zest for life. Even though women have come and gone in my life, I always knew that you would be the one woman who would always be there for me. Thank you for being that shining example. Thank you for always loving me even when I was difficult. And thank you, most of all, for showing me that nothing can ever compare to a mother’s love for her son.
Dear Mom. I know it’s been a while since we have had a really long conversation with each other. I’m often so busy with work and everything else in my life that I hardly ever find time to drop you a line just to say hi. So to hopefully kind of make up for that, I’m writing you this letter. Mom, you were my first hero. While most heroes are known for saving entire cities and vanquishing monsters, you did something even more important – you were a mother. You were the first person who taught me to use a toilet. You taught me my first words. You figuratively and literally taught me to get up on my feet. You praised my successes and supported in times of disappointment. You held your head up high so that I could see a shining example of a woman who takes pride in what she does. You showed me the importance of being one’s own self without regard for what irrelevant people say. You instilled in me the self-confidence I needed to get by in life. And most of all, through good times and the bad, you loved me unconditionally, through and through. I love you from the bottom of my heart, mom!
Dear Mom. When I was a little kid, I used to think girls were gross because they had cooties. This was common playground talk at the time because we were dumb kids who didn’t know any better. But as I grew older, I learned the value of getting the opposite sex to like you. Now, naturally, this was tough for any teenager who didn’t have a whole lot of self-esteem. Little did I know that I shouldn’t just be chasing girls for the heck of it. I should be looking for women who had values like my mother. You were always so caring and kind towards us. There were times when we were being difficult and annoying, and even through you’d lose your temper a little bit, you still managed to discipline us in a way that was fair. You showed me that a woman should have love for her husband and her children. You showed me that while doing cool stuff is awesome, what’s more awesome is having the patience and ability to run a household and still have a life of your own. Thank you, mom, for showing me the best kind of woman I should be with. I know that I will make the right choice because you have showed me what to look for in a future wife.
Dear Mom. For as long as I can remember, you have always been an incredible presence in my life. You, my doting mother, were born to play the role you still play even though I’m a full-grown man. Whenever I needed someone to talk to, you were there. You knew the right moment to be serious, and the right moment to have a laugh. You had clever quips up your sleeve that would still often surprise me. Whenever I needed advice on anything, you were always there to share your wisdom. Whenever I need someone with me when life has been tough, you were there as a shoulder to cry on. I was always your baby, your little boy. And you did everything you could to make sure I grew up happy. Thank you for everything you have done for me, mom. I love you so much!
Dear Mom. If all the beauty in the world could be embodied in one person, it would be through you. You have always been the ever-glistening light in our lives. Your smile was something we all tried our very best to see because a happy mother is a beautiful mother. I feel so blessed to have you as my mom. You have always radiated grace and kindness in everything that you do. From a simple meal to a little present you’d give me, I could feel your love. Whenever you would greet me good morning or bid me good night, I could feel all the motherly love you have. You have always been a soothing presence in our lives. Happy mother’s day to our beautiful, wonderful mother!
Dear Mom. When you brought me into this world, I’m sure you weren’t prepared for what motherhood had in store for you. After all, being a good parent doesn’t come with instructions. You and I, we walked through life not knowing what life had for us. And yet look at us. We made it! You were able to raise me and my siblings in the best way you could. You took care of us in your own way, and we all grew up strong, happy, and successful. I’m sure it wasn’t easy doing that all on your own, but you never lost patience with us. You always made sure we were cared for. Now that we’re older and starting families of our own, we fully realize how hard life must have been for you back when we were little. Mom, thank you for all the sacrifices you made and all the love you gave us. We never would have made it in life it weren’t for your love for us!
Dear Mom. It’s close to impossible to put into words everything I appreciate about you. You are a wonderful person in your own right, but you are awesome as a mother. Thank you for never giving up on me despite my failures and the disappointment it has brought you. You were always my number one fan and cheerleader, and you never failed to support me when I needed you. Thank you for holding my hand through the difficult moments in my life, and thank you for being so proud of me when I succeeded. Thank you for thousands of hours you spent taking care of me, making sure I was happy, and guiding me through life. Thank you for being who you are because if it weren’t for you I would be nothing.
Dear Mom. I want you to know that you mean the whole world to me. Where would I be without your presence in life? Probably lost somewhere with no hope. You are not just a mother, you have always been my best friend – the source of my strength, my shoulder to cry on, and my favorite coffee buddy. You were never scared of sharing and your honest opinion about everything with you throughout my growing up years and this has taught me so many precious lessons about life. You have made me the person I am today, professionally and personally. Thank you for being my best friend, my cheerleader, my pillar of strength, my favorite cook, my secret Santa Claus, the best crafter in the world, and most of all, thank you for being my mom!
Dear Mom. Though I don’t know firsthand what it’s like to be a mother, I can tell that it’s one of the toughest jobs in the world. Being a mother means being perpetually patient when your little boy wants to run around and you just want to get the groceries done. Being a mother means answering every dumb question your kid wants to ask you while you’re doing chores. Being a mother means watching Transformers over and over and over again in the hope that your kid finally gets tired and falls asleep. Being a mother means being able to take good care of your kids, keeping the house neat, and still maintaining a good job. Lastly, being the mother means being the never ending source of love and support for your kids. And wherever life brings me, and whatever the future holds, I will always be grateful for everything you have done for me. You have all my love, and I couldn’t wish for a better mother if I tried!
It doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day or your mom’s birthday to merit a sincere letter from you. Any day of the year is a great day to show your mom some love!