A mother’s love is divine. We often don’t realize just how much they love us. We never quite appreciate how much they’ve done for us. We are unable to comprehend what lengths they would go for our benefit. The language of motherhood knows no borders. We have seen the images of an Israeli woman shielding her son while rockets are shot into the air in Gaza, or the over 80-year-old mother feeding her 60-year-old son who is paralyzed. For this reason, mothers need to be appreciated even after they are gone. Use these examples of "a sample tribute to my late mother" to express your deep love for the only woman who loved you more than anything.

Sample Tribute to My Late Mother--The Best Tribute Ever


If only I can see you again

No words can describe the feeling when I realize you would’ve been 42 years old today. It’s a feeling like no other. No one can really understand the pain of going through life without such an important part of you.

You passed on just a few months after I turned 10. Most times it feels like it was yesterday, and other times it feels like it’s been hundreds of years since I last saw your warm and bubbly face.

I haven’t the slightest clue where you could be in the afterlife, but I really wish I could see you again. The only thing I remember is your persistence and fiery attitude. As a single mother, you provided everything we needed. I wish I could’ve known you better.

I long for your warm hugs every time my heart is broken. I often wish you could come back and see my beautiful sister. She’s strong, just like you. She’s overcome so much since you left. I wish you could see my son. You’d be a grandmother at only 42.

The only memory I hold is the withering photographs and the faint memories. I remember getting into trouble for giving my little brother wedgies, or for eating too much candy.

I often wonder what lessons you’d have taught me if you were still around. Could I have missed out on something that others get from their mothers? I’ll never know.

Could you have warned me about the boy who broke my heart to pieces? Would life still be the same for me? Would life have been easier with you around?

I wish I’d have gotten the chance to say goodbye - one last hug. I wish your life had been easier. You had to endure a lot for us. But you’d have been proud of me on my college graduation. I wish you could be around on my wedding day, when I walk down the aisle.

I hope you are in a better place looking down on us and nodding your head in approval. With this sample tribute to my late mother, I want to tell you and the world you'll always be in our hearts.


Always miss You

To the world you were one person, but to me you were the world. You didn’t have much, but we always felt like we had everything. You didn’t leave millions in your bank account, but you left a legacy worth much more.

You taught me love, patience and endurance. You taught me how to pray and led by example. You praised me whenever I did good and pointed out my mistakes with that gentle voice.

You encouraged me to work hard in school and taught me how to read and write. I still remember your voice as you read me bedtime stories. I think about you every day.

I was devastated when you feel ill. In a matter of days, the smile on your face disappeared and was replaced by gloom. I remember I couldn’t leave your side for one sec.

I will never forget that fateful Sunday afternoon when you said goodbye forever. The cruel hand of death had snatched you away from us. We miss you every day. I thank God for you and cherish the memories we made. I love you.


You Taught Me Everything

A mother’s heart is the child’s classroom. I thank God everyday for what mom taught me through the years. She was the poster child of a godly mother. This affectionate sample tribute to my late mother can't even express the smallest love and gratitude I have for her. 

Mom taught me to love God. She taught me endurance. Through her example, we learnt to push on even when things seemed impossible.

Mother’s devotion to God and love for my dad was absolute. When dad stopped pastoring in his ministry, we went through difficult times for a few years. My mother never once complained. From this experience, we learned a valuable lesson--there is always a reward for those who endure hardships and obey God (2 Timothy 2:3).

Mom and dad purposed to do the will of God. They obeyed without question and at whatever cost. This taught me to always listen to the word of God no matter the circumstances.

Mother always insisted on never magnifying the sacrifice. She taught us to always focus on God’s grace and not the sacrifice. She would always say, “It’s not as bad as it looks”.

Mom also taught me about faithfulness. Over the years I have tried to emulate her the best way I could. If you start anything, always make sure to complete it. She also emphasized on the importance of keeping your word.

She used to pray a lot. Dad travelled frequently preaching the gospel while mom stayed at home with us. She spent countless lonely hours taking on the challenges of raising us and making tough decisions by herself. We always wished dad could be home more often. Mother usually told us to look to God. God who had called dad into ministry was faithful enough to take care of us.

My mother also taught me to take care of others and the difference between right and wrong. She taught me to make the right decisions and reminded me about God’s kindness and love for me. While many people knew my dad, my mom was only known to a few. She believed that by teaching me all these things, she would never have to shed a tear over a wayward son. While I have made many mistakes during the course of my life, I have always come back to God for forgiveness. I could hear my mother’s words ringing in my ear whenever I engage in things that I shouldn’t have.

These are some of the things I have learnt from mom. She lives in our hearts forever.


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