What are the best things about mothers
20 reasons we thank our mothers for
No matter how stormy life is sometimes - mom is always there for us. She worries about us long before we saw the light of day. A mother gives love, patience and attention in us and doesn't ask anything in return. Time to say thank you as a Mother's Day present.
1. Thank you for giving me life
A woman usually feels it when she is pregnant. And immediately a connection is established. With the first pregnancy everything is still unfamiliar, maybe difficult, nerve-wracking, confusing. But your mother loved you even when you were a tiny pile of cells.
How often did the hand wander over the stomach? How many times has she talked to you? And what indescribable happiness did she feel when her small, screaming bundle was finally born? Probably any mother would say that it was worth the pain ...
2. Thank you for always being able to count on you
Stress in school? First lovesickness? Arguing with your best friend? No problem, mom is there. Even if you haven't lived at home for a long time or not even in the vicinity. Your mother is there if you need help, encouragement, distraction, or just a kind word.
3. Thank you for encouraging me
Sometimes we are afraid to take the next step. Be it on the first day of school, before an operation, at a piano performance or when confessing love. Mom always encourages us to do things that we were afraid of. It gave and gives us courage to take risks, to try something new. To go another way. And she always believed in us.
4. Thank you for birthdays and other family celebrations
... and for all the other moments when she showed us that we are an important part of the family. She took time off for birthdays, organized everything, baked cakes and lovingly wrapped the thoughtful gifts. She made these days special.
Not to forget the legendary children's birthdays. While we were playing, mom watched over a crowd of children, thought up games and cooked delicious feasts. The memories of themed birthdays with handicrafts, games and snacking are unforgettable to this day!
5. Thank you for hugs and good night kisses
How often did mom check for monsters under the bed? Or spent hours looking for our favorite cuddly toy because we can't sleep without it. Whenever we couldn't sleep, she came to our bed and waited. Even bed-going rituals are often shaped by mothers: we are under the covers, mum reads a story and sings a bedtime song. Then there's a kiss on the forehead and a stroke over the head.
Mothers then repeat this loving ritual every day. We take it with us in our hearts and at the latest when we have children ourselves, we know how beautiful this bedtime tradition is.
6. Thank you for your love
Mothers show us their love through many little things. They come to the internship late when there is no bus or train, and they put a biscuit in the lunch box when there is a hard math task. She does the laundry when we come to visit long after moving out and she is always open to problems.
Everyone has weaknesses. Are you always late? Are you sometimes just annoyed with yourself? Or does your room look like "Schweins"? Your mother loves you no matter what you say or do. You are perfect for them. Even if she doesn't tell you, she'll show you.
7. Thank you for your forgiveness
Almost everyone lied to their mother at one point or another, or screwed up as a teenager. And even in adulthood, it is difficult to call mother regularly, even if you set out to do it. But your mom is never angry with you forever. After a few days or weeks at the latest, she forgave you. If only it were so straightforward in all relationships ...
8. Thank you for your endless trust
The reason for forgiveness is, in addition to unshakable love, the endless trust of a mother. She encourages you to go your own way. She trusts you to make your own decisions and is there for you if something does not go as you imagined.
Your mom trusts you. Don't abuse that.
9. Thank you for being my best reviewer and biggest fan
We hate to hear when the dress looks unfavorable or the new hairstyle just looks terrible. But mothers seldom mince their words. They honestly tell you what they think of a decision. There were more bright red comments on the bachelor thesis you corrected than from everyone else? Normal.
Mom is the biggest fan
On the other hand, she's also your biggest fan. As a child, you painted pictures that actually only consisted of lines and circles? When doing handicrafts, more glue ended up on the table than at work? Or as an adult, did you speak much too quickly and excitedly during a lecture? Your mother hung up the pictures, the handicrafts are still on the shelf and after the lecture she cheered loudly from the front row? She is proud of you.
10. Thank you for always being and being there
Whether it was the first steps, the first bicycle accident or after the fight with the stupid Erik from the flower group in the kindergarten - mom was always there. She set us up again, put plasters on our open knees and cheered you up.
Sons and daughters in particular who suffer from illnesses also know how often mom was at the bedside. How many times she couldn't sleep and talked to doctors, came to work later because she went to the doctor with you very early in the morning. Your mother was by your side. Always.
11. Thank you for your advice
How do I file a tax return? How often do I have to water this plant? What was the name of the fourth Federal President again? What do I have to look out for when I buy a car for the first time? Your mother knows the answer to all of your questions. And if not, she knows someone who knows. Who needs online search engines and lexicons ?!
12. Thank you for showing me how to appreciate the little things in life
The first sunshine after a cold winter gives you a wonderfully optimistic feeling. And a cup of coffee in the regular café with your best friend is balm for the soul. We should appreciate these little things in life.
Our mothers showed us how important the little things are. How nice it is to have a picnic with the family or what indescribable it is when the person you love just smiles happily at you. These moments fill us with happiness, warmth, love and gratitude. It's great that our mothers shared this with us.
13. Thank you for accepting me for who I am
Whether with green streaks, tantrums, bad hair days or the flashiest outfits: your mother knows all of your sides and still loves you.
We also make mistakes in adulthood. Have our quirks and our dropouts. Mothers accept us no matter what we are. And they are always there for us. At some point we make our own decisions. And even if our mother doesn't like them, she still accepts them. Because she loves us. Just as we are.
14. Thank you for my siblings
You hate each other, you argue and you love each other. Relationships with siblings sometimes change hourly, especially as a child or adolescent. But they also enrich our lives and shape us into one person.
Building stalls together, playing catch or a game marathon turn a few hours into the most beautiful childhood memories. And in adulthood, tales of deodorant wars and quarrels over doodles on your masterpiece are the funniest anecdotes.
15. Thank you for every single conversation
Mothers understand our worries and problems. And when they shouldn't, they have advice. We often talk to our mothers about it, but not just about it. Mama also always has an open ear about current issues that are important to us - be it political, cultural or even sporting.
Together you can laugh with her about the strangest things, debate burning questions or just gossip about the new classmate. Every single conversation shows that your mother takes her time and concerns seriously. It's a good feeling, isn't it?
16. Thank you for letters and postcards
The family's first vacation without you. A bit strange, but especially as an adolescent you want to go on trips with friends and not go hiking. But your mother still sent you a postcard from every vacation, from every further education or from every small city trip. On special occasions she took the time to write you a wonderful letter. Admit it: you still have everything!
17. Thank you for all the beautiful childhood memories
Birthdays, Christmas parties, vacations, game evenings. Our childhood memories are always in our head. They influence our decisions and how we treat other people. Think back to the most beautiful moments. How many of them was your mother with? Safe for most ...
18. Thank you for countless photo albums
You have, of course, countless childhood memories in your head. But the older you get, the more the little moments fade away. The childish dinner where the whole family balances pieces of vegetables on the face. Or the first ice cream - which landed on the chic new T-shirt rather than in the mouth.
So that you can travel back in time at any age, mom started designing photo books at an early age. In painstaking detail, she glued in photos and wrote down funny quotes, information and backgrounds. Today, the collected works are still on the shelf and cause fits of laughter when meeting friends or family.
19. Thanks for "kicking the ass"
How often did we not feel like going to school, piano lessons or math work? How often did our mother have to kick our asses and motivate us? Probably way too often.
Mothers can motivate us like no one else can. And there is no need for a reward. What mom says is law. Today we are grateful for it - not so much in the past.
20. Thank you for being my mother
“When I grow up, I do everything differently from my mom!” Oh yes, that's one of the resolutions in childhood. But we don't really succeed. Because let's be honest: Mom has already done a damn good job!
If she wasn't doing well herself, if it wasn't looking financially, or if we tipped the house blessing with our teenage tantrums: Mom was always there to protect us. We often only see the achievements and sacrifices that mothers make when we are adults and it is certainly only understandable when we have our own children. Mothers deserve the greatest respect. And with nothing in the world we would want to exchange our mama. Because we love them.
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