Dear Mom: The Words We Wish Mom Could Hear

In honor of Mother's Day, we asked readers, What would you tell your mother if you could?

By Reader's Digest Editors from Reader's Digest Magazine, | June/July 2011

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked readers, What would you tell your mother if you could?

Here’s a sampling of your answers:

I’m sorry. Thank you. I love you. Not necessarily in that order. Anna O’Connell, 45, Hollywood, Maryland

There is no point trying to make your recipes. We miss you so much, we can hardly swallow them. Diane Granic, 54, Westminster, Maryland

I wish I could tell my mother I’m sorry for being so hard on her. S. S., 53, Edmond, Oklahoma

You were honest, fair, and intelligent. It was not as much what you said as what you did. Dorothy Shapiro, 78, Liberty, New York

Please stop picking on everyone, especially Dad. Can’t you just let people be? S. H., Galveston, Texas

I’d like to tell my mother that I have two tattoos. She would flip out if she knew. Sheila Woodall, 42, Cornelia, Georgia

I admired your courage and tenacity during some really tough times. Connie W. Seals, 64, Tampa, Florida

Everything I am I owe to her. J. E., via Internet

I’d ask her whether I have become the mother, grandmother, and daughter she hoped I would be. Melinda Sanderson, 59, Oakville, Missouri

I wish I had gotten to know you better. Judith Francello, 64, Escondido, California

I forgive you for not being perfect. Joann Goldstein, Las Vegas, Nevada

Thank you for all the times you told me no and explained why. Sherry Barrett, 43, Carthage, Texas

The time you spend with your children and grandchildren is worth more than your dollars will ever be. Patty Melton, 56, Tulsa, Oklahoma

I would thank her for taking care of my children when they were little. I wish she could see them now. Deborah Benton, 58, Houston, Texas

I never understood why you made me eat beans every night. Nancy Santos, 45, Silver Spring, Maryland

What would you tell YOUR mom? Share your message by posting a comment below.

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    • http://www.motherpedia.com.au/ www.motherpedia.com.au

      Mom is god gift.A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

    • Eldamaemccutchan

      i’d say i’m sorry you passed away before i got to know you as a person and not a controller. that i  never really got a chance to love you as a  grownup. i’m sorry you didn’t get to see all your grandchildren and none of your great grandchildren.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kuang-Yao-Chih/100001677133686 Kuang Yao Chih

      even though i can’t see my mother now but my mother’s portrait in my heart forever. Dear Mom i missed you so much. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KRRUUD25POLZD7XLZ3JCS5TUBU n_a_t_s_u

      I would tell “ma, they’re telling that most likely we’re siblings, when its more than that. mother-child-enemy-bestfriend-in one” Thank you and love you all moms. ^__^

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KRRUUD25POLZD7XLZ3JCS5TUBU n_a_t_s_u

      I would tell “ma, they’re telling that most likely we’re siblings, when its more than that. mother-child-enemy-bestfriend-in one” Thank you and love you all moms. ^__^

    • kristal

      I would tell “ma, they’re telling that most likely we’re siblings, when its more than that. mother-child-enemy-bestfriend-in one” Thank you and love you all moms. ^__^

    • kristal

      I would tell “ma, they’re telling that most likely we’re siblings, when its more than that. mother-child-enemy-bestfriend-in one” Thank you and love you all moms. ^__^