Mother’s Day is coming on Sunday, May 12. And while it’s a time to celebrate your mother, that very fact can be painful when your own mother is no longer here.
After facing the loss of your mother, it can be incredibly difficult to watch your friends, family members and even strangers with their mothers, knowing that your mom has passed away and you can’t do the same.
This day of celebration may turn into a day of mourning and nostalgia, but although your mom is no longer with you in a physical sense, her love will forever live within you.
So on a day like Mother’s Day, it’s understandable that you might cry and grieve the fact that she isn’t here with you, but try to also remind yourself that her greatest gift remains — and that gift is you.
This is undoubtably one of the most difficult days of any year for someone who’s lost their mother. And finding positive ways to honor and remember your mom on Mother’s Day can be a great way to go about dealing with the grief and getting through the holiday without feeling emotionally drained when it’s over.
One way to get through the day is by reading beautiful quotes and poems that help you remember your mother for the positive effect that she had on your life.
Here are 20 of the best Mother’s Day quotes to help you get through the day when you’re missing and grieving the death of your mother.
1. The memory of you shall never pass away.
“The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away.” — Unknown
2. I won’t let the tears mar the smiles that you’ve given me.
“I cried endlessly when you died but I promise, I won’t let the tears mar the smiles that you’ve given me when you were alive.” — Unknown
3. Your memories will always keep me smiling.
“I know you are listening from above. There’s nothing that I value more than your love. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, your memories will always keep me smiling.” — Unknown
4. “I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life.”
“Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.” — Cindy Adkins
5. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you …”
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk in my own garden forever.” — Alfred, Lord Tennyson
6. In a blink of an eye, everything can change.
“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your hear. You may never not have that chance again.” — Unknown
7. Still loved, still missed.
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear.” — Unknown
8. Love leaves a memory.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” — Unknown
9. Mother’s hold their children’s hands.
“Mother’s hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.” — Unknown
10. I’ll always remember the things you have taught me.
“I’ll always remember the things you have taught me and how much you love me.” — Unknown
11. A mom’s hug lasts long.
“A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” — Unknown
12. I’ll always need my mom.
“No matter what age … I’ll always need you mom. ” — Unknown
13. No matter the distance between them.
“No daughter and mother should ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.” — Christie Watson
14. Your love is still our guide.
“Mother, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, you’re always at our side.” — Unknown
15. Hold dear to your parents.
“Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.” — Emily Dickinson
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.” — Unknown
17. We love you still.
“In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.” — Unknown
18. Mothers never really dies.
“Mothers never really die, they just keep the house up in the sky, They polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love.” — Helen Steiner Rice
19. You will always be with me in my heart.
“Mom, I am missing you today but I know that you will always be with me in my heart … I am who I am because of your loving hands. I have my sweet and compassionate soul from watching you and your generosity and kindness to others. I see the world full of wonder because of your imagination. I’ve learned to never give up seeing your drive and perseverance … I love you always and forever …” — Karen Kostyla
20. A mother’s love is always with her children.
“A mother’s love is always with her children. Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on-like a legacy of love that will always be with you. May that love surround you now and bring you peace.” — Unknown