50 Things You Forgot To Thank Your Mom For

by Sheena Amin

Over the course of your life, your relationship with your mother can change drastically.

As young children, we depend on our moms for everything. As teenagers, we start to retaliate when things do not go our way. And, as we finally get older, we start to realize the significance of a mother.

Sometimes, we forget how much our moms have done for us. We grow up thinking our moms will never understand our struggles, but the truth is they invest time making sure we never understand theirs.

It's important to give all moms out there recognition and appreciation for being multi-faceted.

Here are 50 things we forget to thank our moms for:

1. Thank you for giving birth to me.

2. Thank you for changing my diapers.

3. Thank you for finding the things I have lost.

4. Thank you for the nights you stayed up putting me to sleep.

5. Thank you for helping me regain my lost dreams and helping me believe in them again.

6. Thank you for wiping my nose, bottom and tears.

7. Thank you for tying my shoe laces and tying up loose ends.

8. Thank you for washing my clothes and washing the dishes.

9. Thank you for reminding me it’s okay to be human.

10. Thank you for allowing me to make mistakes.

11. Thank you for driving me to school every day until I got my license.

12. Thank you for being the superstar mom who brought food for me and my friends during all my games.

13. Thank you for sitting at my dance recitals, game tournaments and school plays.

14. Thank you for taking care of me every single day.

15. Thank you for helping me with my homework.

16. Thank you for giving me advice and listening to me vent.

17. Thank you for providing me with boundaries and rules to follow.

18. Thank you for saying no to me, even if it may seem hard and you might never hear the end of it.

19. Thank you for dealing with my tantrums and all the times I’ve talked back.

20. Thank you for catching me in white lies and teaching me how to be honest.

21. Thank you for rubbing my head and telling me things will be okay.

22. Thank you for giving me a sense of worth by just being there for me.

23. Thank you for never giving up on me, even when you feel absolutely drained out.

24. Thank you for being protective.

25. Thank you for understanding me without me having to say a word.

26. Thank you for always being right and knowing what is best for me.

27. Thank you for giving me space to grow into who I need to be.

28. Thank you for scolding me when I’ve done something wrong.

29. Thank you for encouraging me when I’ve done something right.

30. Thank you for putting up with me.

31. Thank you for inspiring me.

32. Thank you for forgiving me and teaching me how to forgive.

33. Thank you for teaching me how to respect others.

34. Thank you for instilling family values in me.

35. Thank you for teaching me beauty is a state of mind, not a state of appearance.

36. Thank you for teaching me how to give and share.

37. Thank you for showering me with your hugs and kisses.

38. Thank you for challenging me.

39. Thank you for playing every role: mother, best friend, sister, doctor, mentor, etc.

40. Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made.

41. Thank you for all the home-cooked meals.

42. Thank you for being and doing your best to make me happy.

43. Thank you for putting me in different activities as a kid to help me find out what I love doing.

44. Thank you for not telling Dad about some of the things I’ve done.

45. Thank you for loving me more than you love yourself.

46. Thank you for the way you embody grace, love, humility, kindness and selflessness.

47. Thank you for your time, effort and unconditional love.

48. Thank you for working around the clock.

49. Thank you for all the things you do, day-in and day-out; you don’t even think of the things you do for me on a daily basis as needing thanks.

50. Thank you for being you and for being the kind of parent I hope to be for my own children.