85+ Heartfelt Happy First Mother’s Day Quotes And Messages

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Celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time is so special!

The first year of motherhood is a time of learning and growth for both baby and mom. It’s a time to cherish each other and the special bond that you create. No matter how hard life might seem with a brand new baby, you know it’s all worth it.

To help you celebrate this first Mother’s Day, I’ve put together a collection of heartwarming first Mother’s Day quotes and messages.

These quotes are the perfect way to reflect on all the ways in which being a mom has changed your life. So take a moment to enjoy these beautiful words and celebrate YOU!

And if you’re here to wish a happy 1st Mother’s Day to the special person in your life – wife, daughter, sibling, friend – scroll down for a handful of sweet first Mother’s Day wishes.

Whether you use them on a card or social media post, these happy first Mother’s Day quotes and messages are sure to make the amazing mother figure in your life smile. 

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First Mother’s Day Quotes

Here are uplifting 1st Mother’s Day quotes that can help make the occasion even more memorable.

These words perfectly speak to the countless hours of sleepless nights and exhausting days that first-time mothers experience as they learn how to care for their babies.

Want to come back on the days you need to read through some motherhood quotes for hard times, then save these first time Mother’s Day quotes to your favorite Pinterest board (and while you’re there follow me for more inspiration! :). 

1. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod

2. “To the world, you’re a mother, but to your family, you’re the world.” – Unknown

3. “My first mother’s day is about this little human I love with every part of my being because she did not ask to be here.” – Jodi Berry

4. “To become a mother is to know that understanding someone else’s heart becomes more important than your own.” – Laurel Snyder

5. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” – Robert Browning

6. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.Mildred B. Vermont

7. “First my mother, forever my friend.” – Unknown 

8. “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” – M. Russell Ballard

9. “A mother is like a quilt-each one is beautiful and unique.” – Unknown

10. “You never know how much your parents loved you until you have a child to love.” – Jennifer Hudson

11. “A baby arrives, and just like that everything changes. The world gets bigger, the heart grows fuller, and life means more.” – Unknown

12. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” – Lance Conrad

13. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

14. “A good mother is irreplaceable.” – Adriana Trigiani

15. “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes

16. “Being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you never knew existed.” – Sherene Simon

17. “Making the decision to have a child — it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

18. “Mothers are like buttons. They hold everything together.” – Unknown

19. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

20. “There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply.” – Elder M Russell Ballard

21. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” – Lin Yutang

22. “The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.” – Deborah Norville

23. “Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.” – Unknown

24. “There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” – Sara Josepha Hale

25. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

26. “Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

27. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

28. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

29. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

30. “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” – Mahatma Gandhi

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31. “No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” – Edwin Chapin

32. “Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. – Marion C. Garretty

33. “My body has given me the greatest gift of my life.” – Hilary Duff

34. “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” – Peng Liyuan

35. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown

36. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange

37. “We are born of love; Love is our mother.” – Rumi

38. “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknown

39. “A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” – Amy Tan

40. “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” – Unknown

41. “Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is… and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.”- Donna Bell

42. “A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving

43. “For all you’ve done, we should make every day Mother’s Day!” – Unknown

44. “Home is where your mom is.” – Unknown

45. “Motherhood is difficult and rewarding.” – Gloria Estefan

46. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale

47. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

48. “There will be so many times where you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes and mind of your child, you are super mom.” – Unknown

49. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

50. “There are hard days in motherhood. But looking at your sleeping baby reminds you why it’s all worth it.” – Unknown

51. “A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.” – Debasish Mridha

52. “The world needs our mothers.” – Liya Kebede

53. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

54. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Cheryl Lacey Donovan

55. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake

56. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

57. “Happiness is seeing your mother smile.” – Unknown

58. “You know you’re a mom when you understand why mama bear’s porridge was cold.” – Unknown

59. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – James E. Faust

First Mother’s Day Quotes and Messages from Husband 

Watching your sweetheart become a caring and loving mother to your child is an experience like no other!

If emotions overwhelm you and you can’t find the right words to wish her a happy first Mother’s Day, I’m here to help.  

Here are some heartfelt quotes and messages you can use to make her feel loved and appreciated on this special day.

You can use them as is, add to them, or alter and make your own. Or you can even print out the lovely card below on a card stock paper, cut out the bottom part with my website on it, and voila! A beautiful and unique card with a first Mother’s Day message from husband is ready! 

a drawing of a couple with a child and a mothers day wish from husband

60. “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.” – Godfrey Winn. “Thank you for being my woman and the mother of my child.

61. “I never thought I would love you more until you became a mom.”

62. “Somehow, when you became a mom, you got even more beautiful.” 

63. “I am so blessed to raise our children along your side.” 

64. “From the moment I met you I knew you would be the perfect mom. But, watching you become a mom has far exceeded my expectations.” 

65. “Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing mom and wife. We could not live without you.” 

66. “I cannot wait to celebrate many more Mother’s Days with you. Happy first Mother’s Day to the best mom ever!”

67. “You make me the happiest husband in the world. You’ve brought more joy and love into our home by being a mom. Thank you for everything you do!”

68. “I hope you enjoy this special first Mother’s Day today. You deserve everything and anything your heart desires, and then some more for making our home filled with love.”

69. “So thrilled to be celebrating your first Mother’s Day with you and our baby! Wishing you lots of love, cuddles, and first-time-mom moments.” 


First Mother’s Day Messages from Parent

What can be better than having your first grandchild and seeing the happiness that motherhood brings to your daughter?

Celebrate her with these touching happy first Mother’s Day to my daughter wishes. 

a drawing of parents gathered in the hospital for the daugher's first mother's day

70. “Watching you become a mother has been one of the most fulfilling things. You are an amazing daughter, but an even better mom”. 

71. “Being a mom is not easy, and there are definitely hard times. But, you don’t show that. You show all the good parts of being a mom”. 

72. “Thank you for making us grandparents! We are so proud of you”. 

73. “Today is the first of many Mother’s Days for you. May you always enjoy motherhood as much as you do now”. 

74. “I see your hard work and love for your family, and that is all they will ever need from you. Happy first Mother’s Day!” 

75. “Being a mom is life’s greatest blessing and I am so glad you get to experience that too. I hope your day is filled with smiles and happiness”. 

First Mother’s Day Messages from Friend

Have a friend who became a mother?

You might feel like things have changed between you but it’s only natural.

You know she is still your friend and will always be there for you. Receiving a warm happy first Mother’s Day message from you will show her that you’re there for her too.

And will mean the world to her

a drawing of two girlfriends and a child with one wishing happy first mother's day to the other

76. “Your children made you a mother, but it is your caring heart that makes you so special. Happy Mother’s Day!”

77. “I hope you have a wonderful first Mother’s Day. You are an amazing friend and now you are an even better mother”. 

78. “Not only are you an incredible friend, but you are also the perfect example of what a mom should be. Happy first Mother’s Day”. 

79. “Wishing you all the happiness your first Mother’s Day can hold!”

80. “Your first Mother’s Day is just a momentous occasion. Congratulations and all the best on this amazing new journey!”

81. “You are a gift from God, a friend that I can count on and a wonderful model of a mother.” Unknown

First Mother’s Day Messages from Sibling 

82. “Watching you become a mom has been so amazing. You have set the example for a wonderful mom. Happy Mother’s Day!”

83. “I knew you would be an amazing mom because you are an amazing sister. Happy Mother’s Day!”

84. “You are a natural mom. You got this! Hope you can enjoy this special day.”

85. “Thank you for making me become an aunt! I love your children just as much as I love you. Have a wonderful first Mother’s Day.”

86. “Sister is our first friend and second mother.” – Sunny Gupta. That is how I knew you would be an incredible mom, and I was right. Happy Mother’s Day!

One Last Thing

If you’re a first-time mother who needs words of encouragement, I hope these first Mother’s Day quotes and messages will make you feel special this Mother’s Day and every day! 

Motherhood is hard but is also incredibly rewarding! 

Your Turn 

Did you shed a tear or two over these first Mother’s Day quotes and messages? Please let me know in the comments which quote resonated the most! 



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