Happy Mother’s Day: Some Short Stories and Quotes about Moms

Mother’s Day always gets me feeling so emotional, simply because it’s such a blessing to be a mom and such a remarkable task to raise a child — and mostly importantly, because I’m so eternally grateful to have such an amazing Mama!

I just wish we could all be just as thankful and appreciative to our mothers on all the other days of the year, but since we’re only human, we tend to forget how much they’ve been through and just how much they’ve given to us.

Since I can’t dig deep enough to find the words to express just how precious it is to be a mother and to have a mother, I have compiled some stories and quotes from the internet that will help remind you of why your mom is and should always be the most valuable lady in your life.


Inspirational Stories about Mothers:

My Mom Only Had One Eye

My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.

There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.

How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school one of my classmates said, ‘EEEE, your mom only has one eye!’

I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, ‘ If you’re only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?’

My mom did not respond… I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings.

I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.

Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts. Then one day, my Mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her grandchildren.

When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, ‘How dare you come to my house and scare my children!’ GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!’

And to this, my mother quietly answered, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address,’ and she disappeared out of sight.

One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.

My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.

‘My dearest son,

I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your children.

I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up.

You see……..when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine.

I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.

With all my love to you,

Your mother.’


A Mother’s Love

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: $.50
Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge
For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years: No Charge
For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge
Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said,”Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL”


An Inspirational Mother’s Day Poem:

All I Really Wanted to Say

Who is this woman I am talking to
she makes no sense to me
she’s not as strong or active
as she used to be.

She sits a lot each day now
in her favorite chair
the little things that bothered her
no longer seem to care.

She talks when she’s not spoken to
to someone I can’t see
I wonder who is this woman
can someone please tell me.

I wonder who this woman is
that’s been around me so very long
she was once young and able
and she was beautiful, and strong
she’d tuck me in my bed at night
when it was dark, and late.

She would cook me the best food
that I have ever ate
but now when I look at this woman
I find myself getting sad.

She is not the same woman
and that makes me mad
this woman is my mother
she’s getting very old you know
and when I look into her eyes
I wonder where the years did go
the years that she held me
the years she sang to me
the years she chased me around the yard
as happy as can be.

But now when I talk to her
she doesn’t even know my name
to see my mother like this
is driving me insane
and so I sit and write a poem
a poem that is just for you
all I really want to say mom
is Happy Mothers Day
….. and I love you


And here’s a little something to put a smile on your face — every mother has said at least a few (or all) of these lines:

Universal Mom Sayings

These familiar saying have somehow been handed down from mother to daugther right through the ages. How many of these did you grow up with?

Who do you think you are?
Ask your father (closely followed by “Ask your Mother”)
Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.
I’ll treat you like an adult when you start acting like an adult!
Look at me when I’m talking to you.
Don’t you roll your eyes at me!
Don’t pick it, it’ll get infected.
I don’t care if “insert child’s name here” Mum said yes.
You’ll put your eye out with that thing!
I’m going to give you to the count to three.
Don’t put that thing in your mouth, you don’t know where it’s been.
Wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident and have to go to hospital.
Don’t cross your eyes like that, one day they’ll freeze that way
I don’t care who started it, I’ll finish it!
Don’t EVER let me catch you doing that again!
Why? Because I SAID SO, that’s why!?!
If such and such jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?
If I catch you doing that one more time, I’ll…
Your father is going to hear about THIS when he gets home!
If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
How many times do I have to tell you, don’t throw things in the house!
Do you think your clothes are going to pick themselves up?
“I don’t know” is NOT an answer!
I know it’s not fair. Life isn’t fair.


Quotes about Mothers:

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” Tenneva Jordan

“If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.” Robert Brault

“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”  Irish Proverb


Happy Mother’s Day to all the Amazing Mothers of the World!