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?
Show your mom you appreciate her with a perfect gift.