A JWV Mother’s day special

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring motherhood, maternal bonds, influence and contribution mothers have made and continue to make in society. In the UK we celebrate Mothers day on the last Sunday of March. Like most important days on the British calendar Mothers day has become commercialised to the highest degree. Somewhere along the way the true meaning of Mothers day has got lost in translation. It seems like the need to buy over priced gifts or post salty instagram captions taking shots at poor/absent fathers have hijacked what should be a special day dedicated to Mothers. So I decided to put together Dear Mama; A Mothers day special which is a collection of short open letters to our mothers or the motherly figures in our lives. I reached out to some of my lovely readers for contributions and they did not disappoint me, enjoy.

Dear Mama; A collection of open letters, thank you’s and love note’s.

Love & Appreciation 


Thank you for showing me how to be a woman, wife and mother. Though our relationship wasn’t the greatest, I admire your strength, love and courage. I love the bond that we share now because I know you will give me the most honest advice. You went through difficult times with such grace. You have instilled in me the power of prayer and I am forever thankful. I am glad that God chose you to be my mother. If I could be half the woman that you are, I know I’m doing a great job being a mother myself.

I hope that I am making you proud.

I love you.

The Gratitude of Son


Dear Mum
I am the man I am today thanks to you.
You taught me to love without expectation.
That sometimes it’s ok to be a little selfish and treat yourself.
To know my self worth.
To thank God for every little thing, because you never know when it will all end.
You taught me to give my all in everything I do.
To work for my dreams because nothing is freely given.
Words can never be enough to express my gratitude.
You believed in me even when I lost faith in myself.
You lifted my spirits even when I was at rock bottom.
When I count my blessings you are top of the list.
Your counsel and your love is priceless.
I’m proud to be your son.
Dear Mama ; A collection of open letters, thanks yous and love notes! #mothersday #dearmama #lovenotes #openletters #ilovemymum #mummy #motherstobe #amotherslove

A Poem for Mama


I love who you are

The greatest example you have given me

I love how you look

A reflection of my future self

I love what you say

The lessons you have taught me

I love how you see

A great future for me

I love how you stand

up for me when the situation demands we stand down

I love how you protect me

When I’m too busy telling you I’m old enough to do it on my own

But you have never given up on me

I owe you my life

You not only gave me a part of yourself but raised me into myself

I love you

And I wouldn’t have it any other way

A Mother’s love


Dear Mama,

I know I’m one of the lucky ones to have a mum like you who comes in the form of a best friend too. Someone who I can trust with my life and has never ever failed me. Thank you for always being there for me for my happiest and hardest moments and never ever making me feel lesser than. Everything I am today is because of you and for that I am forever thankful. If I am half the mother you are when it’s my turn round then my children will be truly blessed.

Love you until the end of time, Livi xx


Dear Mama ; A collection of open letters, thanks yous and love notes! #mothersday #dearmama #lovenotes #openletters #ilovemymum #mummy #motherstobe #amotherslove

Dear Mummy-in-love


You are the epitome of grace, beauty, and class.
You are Magnificent,Inspiring,Loving, Kind, and Appointed
by God to be, not just my mother-in-law, but the best mom a son and daughter-in-law could ask for.
Thank you for your guidance and wisdom..
Thank you for your grace and kindness…
Thank you for being quick to forgive and slow to anger..
Thank you for your love and respect..
Thank you for your prayers of protection and your generosity..
but most importantly, Thank you for treating me like your very own.
These words alone can never fully express my gratitude and I praise god for his divine purpose for you in my life.
I am ABUNDANTLY blessed.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Dear Mama ; A collection of open letters, thanks yous and love notes! #mothersday #dearmama #lovenotes #openletters #ilovemymum #mummy #motherstobe #amotherslove

In case you didn’t know

The journey of motherhood is not an easy road and sometimes even our Mothers can get it wrong. There is no manual or one direct approach to being a Mother. It consist of a lot of trial and errors that come with both burdens and blessings. Motherhood may look like a piece of cake to an outsider, but rest assured this is one role you can only qualify for if you have the right credentials. So may we never forget to salute and big up the our mothers and the women who have and are currently still fulfilling their motherly duties. Mothers across the world have had to sacrifice many things in order to raise their children, may we never forget all that our mothers have done for us. 

Do it now

If like me, your mother is still in your life I encourage you to love on her a little harder this year. Thank her, appreciate her and praise her while she is still here. None of us know how long we have on this earth with our Mum, so please make the most the of the time you have with her. I know this might be a hard pill to swallow but the reality is we wont have our Mothers in our lives forever. So I urge you to  cherish her now whilst she is still here.
There are loads of people who would do anything to spend Mothers day with their mum but are unable to because she has passed away. I do not know what that kind of loss feels like, but I can just imagine it to be a pain that is unexplainable. If this is you this year I pray that you find comfort in those sweet memories of your Mother. The pain may never go away but I hope it becomes a little more bearable.

It is never too late

Now you might not fall into either category, your Mother might be still alive but for whatever reason you two don’t have a great relationship. Here is a little advice there is no relationship on this earth that can not be repaired. Resolve those issues and move on. This is not as easy as it sounds but it can be done. If you have tried all avenues but the relationship is beyond repair, I pray that this year you find healing from any past hurt, abuse or pain it may have caused you. Life is too short to walk around with open wounds from the past. Put it rest and look ahead.

Oh and one last thing

Happy 2019 mothers day to you and your family when it comes. I hope that it will be a day filled with love, laughter and nothing but good vibes. To all of the phenomenal women already on their motherhood journey, keep going you got this. Mothers to get ready and to those women like me who desire to be a mother one day nuh worry yourself our time soon come.


Lots of Love

Stay blessed