It’s hit or miss among my parent friends as far as how well everyone gets along with their mother-in-laws. It can be a tricky relationship — in-law relationships of all kinds are always a little complicated — but as far as my mother-in-law goes, I refer to her as my mother-in-love. She’s really great, and I think she raised a great man. And if you’re lucky enough to be in the same boat as me, you should definitely let your mother-in-law know how much she means to you. Even if your relationship has ups and downs, these mother-in-law poems might help bring you back to a sense of appreciation. After all, she raised the person you love — and if you’re a parent yourself, you understand that raising kids is a lot of work. She may not be perfect — who is? — but she’s the human who birthed your favorite human. That’s worth celebrating.
Whether you’re looking for poems for mother-in-laws, to celebrate a holiday with a card, an engraved mug, or a print, or if you’re looking for mother-in-law poems to embroider on a handkerchief or a beautiful keepsake note for your wedding day, I’ve got you covered with these 15 poems for your mother-in-law.
“Dear Mother-in-Law” by Michael Weber
To the mother of my wife
I have some things to say
So many things to thank you for
Lord, help me find a way
I see your love in my wife's eyes
The way you held her close
Of all the people in your life
She knows you loved her most!
Your love spills out with every breath
With every sigh and laugh
When she tells of you and dad
in some hilarious gaff
And when she looks at me
With soft and tender eyes
I know it's 'cause her heart was filled
With love from someone wise
From her youth she heard the words
That strengthened her young soul
And now those words pour forth from her
Like water from a bowl
She builds the words, thoughts and deeds
She learned from you, her Mom
Into her own blessed children
like a precious healing balm
She weaves a strong yet tender wall
Of Love around us all
So all her children are kept safe
From every slip and fall
Every day I see your love
In what she says and does
And I say a prayer to God each day
For your heart, your prayers and your loves
“Mother-in-Law” by Gene Graveline
I want to thank you for being such a wonderful Mother-in-law.
When I married your son, I had no way of knowing
What a special role you would play in our lives.
From the very beginning you have had a wonderful talent
For being supportive and helpful.
You’ve never been the kind of Mother-in-law who interfered.
I’m sure there were times when you had to bite your tongue,
But somehow you were always able to trust us,
And to let us work things out for ourselves.
Sometimes when I talk to other people,
I realize just how lucky I am to have you as my Mother-in-law.
You’ve always been so warm and loving,
And willing to listen.
As the years continue to unfold, I find that I
Appreciate you more and more, and I’m so thankful
That you are a part of my life.
I have come to regard you as a very special woman,
A wonderful mother, and a “gem” of a Mother-in-law,
And I just wanted to tell you that I love you…I truly do.
“Untitled” by Jamie M. Buckley
Your kindness has inspired me in more ways than one.
The time we shared meant so much to me and I had a lot of fun.
You taught me the true meaning of a mother's love.
You reminded me when I was in doubt to look up above.
Your strength is amazing through this hard time.
You're more than a mother-in-law, you're a best friend of mine
“For My Mother-in-Law” by Wendy Johnson
You are the mother I received the day I wed your son
And I just want to thank you mom for things that you have done.
You have given me a gracious man
With whom I share my life
You are his lovely mother and
I his lucky wife.
You used to pat his little head
And now I hold his hand
You raised in love a little boy
Then gave to me a man.
I am thankful that I have got
A mom-in-law who I love a lot
I am grateful that I have a second mom
Whose motherly advice is like a healing balm
All mothers-in-law should take a cue
From a woman as sweet as you
“You Are Not Just My Mother-in-Law” by Unknown
You are not just my mother-in-law.
You are special to me.
You are not just my husband’s mom
I love you dearly
My relationship with you
Is not a formality that I share
Today I want you to know
For you, I really care.
“To My Mother” by Edgar Allen Poe
Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of “Mother,”
Therefore by that dear name, I long have called you –
You who are more than mother unto me,
And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you,
In setting my Virginia’s spirit free.
My mother – my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
by that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.
“A Mother-in-Law Just Like You” by Unknown
I just want to let you know
You mean the world to me
Only a heart as dear as yours
Would give so unselfishly.
The many things you’ve done
All the times that you were there
Help me know deep down inside
How much you really care.
Even though I might not say
I appreciate all you do
Richly blessed is how I feel
Having a mother-in-law just like you.
“Mother-in-Law” by Unknown
The first time that I met you
I was nervous as could be;
Unsure if you would like me,
But you put me right at ease.
You made me feel so welcome,
And I knew you were sincere.
You encouraged me with your kind words.
You took away my fears.
You treated me as your own
In your very special way;
Made me part of your family,
And I treasure that each day.
Thank you for accepting me,
And loving me as you do.
I thank God for your family
And for blessing me with you.
“To My Other Mother” by Unknown
You are the other mom I got the day I wed your daughter
And I just want to thank you mother
For the lovely things you’d done.
You are a lovely mother
And I am a lucky man!
I wonder if you know how much
You’ve added to my life’s plan.
You used to pat her little head,
And now I hold her hand.
You raised in love a little girl, you
Gave me then a wife!
“To My Mother-in-Law” by Unknown
I think I’m the most blessed bride on earth
Just look at what I’ve received
a wonderful husband to love
and a Mother-in-Heart sent just for me.
Your son told me all about you,
about the kind of person you are
How you’ve given your life to your family
along with your heart.
I hope I’m all you dreamed for him
I know I’ll fail at a lot of things,
but from this day forward I’ll be grateful
you were sent to me.
“Mother-in-Law” by Unknown
Mother-in-law they say, and yet,
Somehow I simply can’t forget
‘Twas you who watched his baby ways
Who taught him his first hymn of praise,
Who smiled on him with loving pride
When he first toddled by your side.
Mother-in-law but, oh ‘twas you
Who taught him to be kind and true
When he was tired, almost asleep
‘Twas your arms he used to creep
And when he bruised his tiny knee,
‘Twas you who kissed it tenderly
Mother-in-law they say, and yet,
Somehow I shall never forget
How very much I owe
To you, who taught him how to grow.
You taught your son to look above,
You made him the man I love,
And so I think of that today,
And then with thankful heart I say
“To My Beautiful Mother in Law” by Unknown
I can see his face in yours when it gleams.
Thank you for raising the man of my dreams,
And for supporting us through
The peace and the extremes
I hold you in the highest of esteems.
Thank you for welcoming me into your family.
“My Mom And Mine Is” by Unknown
My mom and mine is
My husband’s mom is mine too
There is a special bond without any clue
Don’t know when I came so close to you
Don’t know how it all started and true
Today I have in you my best friend
The purity from my heart and no present
Coz no one is as wonderful as you are
Whether you stay near or you stay far
You will always remain in my heart
My most amazing mom-in-law!
God bless you!
Hopefully one of these mother-in-law poems speaks to you, and you can put it in a card, a print, a handkerchief, or even engraved on a mug.
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