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12 Sentimental Mother's Day Instagram Captions Guaranteed To Make You Say 'Aww'

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On Mother's Day, posts honoring moms and the bond they share with their children are always floating around social media. In particular, sentimental Instagram captions for Mother's Day tend to be shared over and over again alongside a picture of moms with their kids. Some are super sappy, while others lean toward the silly end of the spectrum, but they all aim to capture the love and admiration of mothers.

From song lyrics to book quotes, these sentimental Instagram captions for Mother's Day will have your mom swooning over just how charming your post is. I always want to make my mom feel warm and fuzzy when I talk about her online, and if I use one of these captions on Mother's Day, I can almost guarantee that she is going to tear up just a little bit when she sees my post.

Whether you celebrate your mom by hosting a delicious meal, buying her a gift, posting to your social profiles, or all of the above, every mom deserves to feel special on Mother's Day. So pick your favorite selfie with your mama (you know you have like 80) and throw it up on the 'gram with one of these sweet captions that is sure to warm your mom's heart.

1. "To the world you are a mother, but to me you are the world."

This quote card posted by Good Housekeeping is perfect for daughters who want to show their love for their mom on Mother's Day. Even sons can use the middle sentence — "To the world you are a mother, but to me you are the world" to caption your own Insta post for mom this Mother's Day.

2. "Dear mom, I get it now."

This one is simple and to the point, but will still make your mom weep. If you're a mom now yourself, this is the perfect sentiment to caption your Mother's Day Instagram post by showing some solidarity.

3. "'But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins.' — Mitch Albom"

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As a writer, this one really hits home. I would not be able to tell my stories without my mom first starting my story by giving birth to me.

4. "Life doesn't come with a manual, but it comes with a mom."

I go to my mom with just about any question I can possibly think of. I trust her more than I trust Google — and that's a lot. This caption perfectly captures how valuable moms really are.

5. "'Of all the world's wonders, the one that brought me into it will always be my favorite.' —Jessica Katoff"

This adorably sweet quote perfectly sums up how amazing moms truly are for bringing life into this world.

6. "'You saw the best there was in me. Lifted me up when I couldn't reach. You gave me faith 'cause you believed. I'm everything I am because you loved me.' — Celine Dion"

Swoon. Who doesn't love a classic Celine Dion lyric to celebrate the brilliance of a mother's love? Say it with song lyrics when you caption your Mother's Day Instagram post with this quote.

7. "Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all."

This caption is so sweet and so true that it has been made into this adorable quote card. Let your mom know what a gift she is to you this Mother's Day when you use this quote to caption your Instagram post.

8. "'Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember you're the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.' — Rachel Wolchin"

Use this quote if you want to make your mom remember what it was like to carry you inside of her womb for nine whole months. She will definitely love the reminder.

9. "First my mother, forever my friend."

My mom is absolutely one of my very best friends. This caption works so well for Mother's Day that Susan Newberry Designs printed it and framed it.

10. "Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart."

Have you ever had a moment of not seeing eye to eye with your own mom? I sure have. But, she is still the person who fills my heart with so much joy, making this quote an accurate way to capture our relationship via Instagram caption.

11. "The love between a mother and her children knows no distance."

If your mom lives far away, using this quote as a caption to your Mother's Day post on Instagram is an amazing way to ensure that she knows how much you love her despite the distance between you.

12. "'All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.' –Abraham Lincoln

Using a presidential quote to capture how much your mother means to you is one way to prove her importance. This quote from Abraham Lincoln sums up just how important moms are in the grand scheme of things.