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30 Mother's Day Messages for Teenage Mothers

Mother's day messages for teenage mothers

Mother's day messages for teenage mothers

Encouragement for Teenage Mothers

In memory of my mother, who bravely accepted the responsibility of motherhood in her teens, I choose to honor all other single, teenage mothers who rise to the awesome challenge.

While we admire and respect the women who provide the ideal home situation (mother and father united in marriage) for their children, we cannot withhold love and support for others who need a lift from the weight and challenge of early pregnancies. Please join in encouraging these young women to move forward wisely in their situations that cannot be undone.

Feel free to edit the messages for the most appropriate expression, and be sure to add Love and Happy Mother's Day after each one. Some of the young women may seem undeserving, but who knows how far-reaching and meaningful a genuine message of hope can be? Send a personalized card to a teenage mother this year.

Six Successful Women Who Became Mothers in Their Teens

Teenage MotherAge She Gave BirthSuccess Profile

1. Maya Angelou


Poet, author, civil rights activist

2. Aretha Franklin


Gospel and soul music giant

3. Roseanne Barr

16 or 17

Actress, writer, television producer

4. Oprah Winfrey


Media proprietor, talk show host, philanthropist

5. Sarah Jakes Roberts


Business woman, author, motivational speaker

6. Amanda Ray Jelks


Contract/agreement lawyer

Messages From the Parents

. . . as the new mother assumes her responsibilities:

  1. Life becomes more precious as we watch our little girl grow into a beautiful, caring, responsible mother.
  2. Your graceful dance to the rhythm of motherhood enhances our dance of pride and joy.
  3. You've always been quick—to stumble, to cry, to fall, to get up, and now to walk tall and strong in your new role as Mother.
  4. For our little charming rosy cheek, who became a darling mom so meek, still figuring out life's best to seek, love always!
  5. You deserve our best wishes, not just for today but for every day you make strides into the world of productive motherhood.
  6. May God sustain you, may your child salute you, as we support you into being the successful mother you were designed to be.
Remind a teenage mother that others see her as a light in this world.

Remind a teenage mother that others see her as a light in this world.

From Friends

. . . who want her to maintain focus and self-worth:

  1. Praying that in the garden of motherhood, you will blossom and grow the virtues that will keep you strong and nurture your baby.
  2. Your caring friends have decided that your friendship is more valuable now that you're richer in experience.
  3. No matter what else changes, some things like love and friendship remain constant. That's true for us.
  4. Motherhood is a platform on which women in all age groups stand, pay attention, and discover opportunities to pursue their purpose.
  5. Around the bend, God makes difficulties like teenage motherhood become a part of divine destiny.
  6. Beyond the reach of baby screams, may you keep alive your dreams; and as for help through the rough and tough, may our acts of love be just enough.

From Church Folk

. . . who know the value of God's presence in life:

  1. You are always God's child, even after you become a mother.
  2. Along with the noble calling to motherhood, God gives the tools—like gentleness, patience, nurture and confidence—to help you be successful.
  3. Cuddling your baby will help you understand the joy and comfort of cuddling in your Heavenly Parent's arms.
  4. Your baby is a gift from God and a reminder to expect more of His good gifts.
  5. From the beginning, God always had a plan for you and your baby—to protect you, to provide for you, to prosper you.
  6. May you find in our church family a representation of God's family, in which love in word and action makes life a little easier for all of us.

From General Well-Wishers

. . . who recognize the value of direction and encouragement:

  1. There's something in a baby's smile, a baby's touch, the new baby's smell that tells the mom of any age, "You're special."
  2. Welcome to the world of motherhood where, in caring for the baby, a woman really learns to give and receive love.
  3. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. The miracle of birth brings with it other miracles—new love, new joy, new hope—in ways only a new mother can appreciate.
  5. On your first Mother's Day, enjoy your promotion to the noblest position you'll ever hold.
  6. "You are loved just for being who you are . . . No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here." —Ram Dass
On your first Mother's Day, enjoy your promotion to the noblest position you'll ever hold.

On your first Mother's Day, enjoy your promotion to the noblest position you'll ever hold.

From the Child

. . . who is old enough to appreciate the mother's love:

  1. Mom, your faith, your joy and laughter have taught me all along that even with a faulty start, we both can finish strong.
  2. Thank you Mom, for choosing to give me life and for showing me daily that I am loved and wanted.
  3. Whoever has seen the mother who plans her life, her work and play around the interest of her child has seen my mother.
  4. You deserve to be my mother. You know how I can tell? Whenever you advise me, things turn out pretty well.
  5. Mom, with your experience to guide me, your prayers to protect me and your heart to love me, you have proven to be the best mother for me.
  6. Mom, I know you try to steer me from the mistakes you made; but you taught me how to pray for strength, and I pray that your fears will fade.
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© 2017 Dora Weithers


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 25, 2019:

You're welcome, Denise. I think its good for teens to know about such a giant rebounder. She's become an inspiration.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on March 25, 2019:

What beautiful messages. These are awesome. I didn't know that about Oprah. Thanks for sharing.



Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 08, 2017:

Shauna, I do believe that motherhood is scary for any woman at any age who takes the job seriously. The teens seldom realize what they're in for; it takes courage to stick to the role. We really should support them.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 08, 2017:

This is beautiful, Dora. Mothers are special people. However, that role can be scary for any first-time mom. I would imagine even more so for a teen mom.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 07, 2017:

Bridget, since I did this article I am learning that there are so many teenage mothers who entered motherhood without the support that they deserve. Thanks for affirming that they deserve our love and appreciation.

Bridget F from USA on May 07, 2017:

This is beautiful and a wonderful ode to teenage mothers, who often go unrecognized.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 05, 2017:

Kiddie, thanks for the prayers and the entire kind comment. The NY Daily News reported that Oprah admitted in an interview to having lost a premature baby at age 14. She named him Canaan.

Nicole K on May 04, 2017:

Wow, what a very beautiful and touching hub you have written to teenage mothers. I know anyone reading it will be appreciative. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your own mother. I pray for God's comfort in your heart right now. (Also, I did not know Oprah Winfrey had a child! Very interesting). Praying God blesses you with strength and peace always.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 27, 2017:

Nell, it is heartening to hear from women who know or have been teen mothers who moved on to living well. Thanks for sharing.

Nell Rose from England on April 27, 2017:

Beautiful hub MsDora, I was 19 when I had my son, and lucky to have my partner soon after my husband. My sons step daughter is now pregnant at 19 and on her own, so there will be lots of presents babysitting and cooing over this little one! lol!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 26, 2017:

Audrey, I appreciate your affirmation. To think that this article only came to mind while I was thinking of my teenage mother who is absent on Mother's Day for the first time in my life. She and so many like her deserve our appreciation.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on April 21, 2017:

All mothers deserve love and support. How lovely your hub is. To remember teenage mom's and provide words of encouragement and understanding helps them as they walk this difficult path. Thank you.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 11, 2017:

Thanks, Catherine. We wish that all teen moms were as privileged as yours to have husbands beside them. We pray for and support them, anyway.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 11, 2017:

Audrey, thanks for your input. Raising children is a challenge even for the mature, prepared adult, so yes, it must be super difficult for these teen moms. Since having the children is a deed that cannot be undone, we might as well help the mother and child succeed.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on April 10, 2017:

This is so beautifully done and so full of sentiment. You have outdone yourself. My mom was a teenage mom--just 19 when I was born. She was married, not a single mom. She's gone now, but I will think of your beautiful sentiments on Mother's Day.

Audrey Howitt from California on April 10, 2017:

It is so hard to raise a child when you are a child yourself--it is hard at any age really--I loved how supportive these all were--

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 10, 2017:

Thanks to you, Bill. My mother was one of the young mothers who may or may not have benefited from the support of those around her. Thank God for pulling us through and I know that He will do the same for others.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 10, 2017:

Alicia, thanks for your feedback. When we think of what the children can possibly become and what the mothers themselves can still achieve, it pays to offer them our love and support.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on April 08, 2017:

What a generous thought to focus on young mothers. They certainly need all the encouragement they can get. May many find this and be strengthened by it. Thank you, Dora.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 07, 2017:

These are lovely messages, Dora. They are both kind and supportive.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 07, 2017:

Marlene, the teen moms really need the love and encouragement from the people in their world. Thanks for the affirmation..

Marlene Bertrand from USA on April 07, 2017:

These are all beautiful words to write on a card for any mom, and I imagine a teenage mom would feel especially loved after reading a card with any of these messages.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 05, 2017:

Tamara, let's be friends all the way. Looking for you on Facebook.

Tamara Moore on April 05, 2017:

Your hubs are so beautiful. Would you mind if I followed you on Facebook?


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 04, 2017:

Mary, thanks for your affirmation. Sometimes just knowing that somebody notices and cares can make a big difference.

Mary Wickison from USA on April 04, 2017:


This is an excellent reminder of the support young mothers need.

Your example of women who have gone on to great heights shows how determined women are to make a better life for themselves and their children.

All too often, we judge too quickly and harshly instead of showing compassion.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 03, 2017:

Denise, what a touching share! You have good reason to look forward to Mother's Day, and your children too must be anxious to show their appreciation. Wish it were so for everyone.

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on April 03, 2017:

Mother's Day wishes always bring tears to my eyes! I am a poet at heart and my children have inherited my gift with verse. Several times, my children have written me original poems for Mother's Day, and each time I read them, the tears find their way down my cheeks. Thanks for this beautiful tribute to those who have given us life!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 03, 2017:

Thanks, Bill. The Good Book says, "Love never fails." We can never go wrong with initiating and maintaining love in our relationship with our children.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 03, 2017:

I only have one message for any all things with love. Follow that one and you'll do fine by your child....but I like yours and the spirit of this fine article.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 02, 2017:

Thanks in advance, Manatita for the Mother's Day wishes. We have so much in common--especially in our backgrounds. I'd say we turnout well despite being born to teen parents. I join you in thanking God for that.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 02, 2017:

Whonu, your mother is proof that young mothers do not always settle. Some are determined to move on, and they deserve at least a word of encouragement. Thanks for sharing.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 02, 2017:

Flourish, I wish the young mothers all the best. They like everyone else deserve a lift occasionally. Thanks for your comment.

manatita44 from london on April 02, 2017:

Happy Mother's Day, Dee.

Some invaluable instructions and insights shared on this very healthy Hub.

My mum was a single pregnant teen at 16. We did not do too bad, Dee, you and I. Did we? You have a nice list to prove that we can transcend stuff. Glory be!

Of to our annual celebrations in NY on Tuesday. Will visit Kingsley Jnr on Wednesday, God's willing. Take care of yourself. Much Love.

whonunuwho from United States on April 02, 2017:

My mother was a teenager when she gave me life. A senior in school, she was determined to graduate. She retured to school and did so. She gave me inspiration to graduate five times, as I worked my way up the line to a specialist degree in my chosen field in college. Blessings and thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute to young mothers. whonu

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 02, 2017:

This is filled with sweet and kind well wishes. It's a loving thing to uplift and support others on their journeys, particularly with all the challenges faced by young (and particularly single) mothers.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 02, 2017:

Maria, you express my thoughts exactly! Thanks for what I consider a sensible input.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 02, 2017:

Lori, thanks for your concern. Yes, thoughts of Mother's Day bring memories of my mother. Thank God, I plan to be with my grandchildren and their parents on that day. So happy for you that you came through your struggles with your faith in tact. Happy Mother's Day in advance!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 02, 2017:

Ronald, I appreciate your input. I'm surprised (1) at the predetermination that the baby is a result of irresponsible behavior and (2) at the seeming difficulty of showing clearly that there is no condoning the pregnancy. On the second point, we just have to tell her--after we extend a helping hand. More good can come out of supporting than ignoring her.

MariaInes from Bogota on April 02, 2017:

Hi Ms. Dora :-) I pray for them that they can go further in life accepting their new responsibility in love. Rejecting these young women will only create more problems for the newborn children and the hurt mothers.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 02, 2017:

Word, you've become as scarce as good gold on HubPages. Thanks for your input and your blessings.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 02, 2017:

Eric, I think its wise for a teenage mom to have her son adopted, if she thinks it is in the child's best interest. That may have been true in your case, and you seem grateful. However, all teen moms are not that smart and they are the ones who may live with regret. Happy that turned out well, and thanks for sharing.

Lori Colbo from United States on April 02, 2017:

This was just beautiful Dora. I know this Mother's Day will be a difficult one for you. My mother has been gone 15 years and Mother's Day is such a painful day. I feel tears coming as I write, but I can still pray prayers thanking Him fo rher life and her love for me and my sisters.

I was a teenage mother, 17. I got married. I didn't want to but my parents made me. Both apologized just before they died. But I had my precious mother to give me advice and support throughout the years.

Bless you for your tender heart.

Ronald E Franklin from Mechanicsburg, PA on April 02, 2017:

Dora, in many cases the challenge is figuring out how to support a young mom without seeming to condone or applaud the irresponsible behavior that made her a mom in the first place. Both are important, and your article provides some good food for thought.

Word55 on April 02, 2017:

Hi Dora, This was well thought of and necessary especially in today's society. All young teenaged mothers need spiritual guidance. May God bless them all and you too.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 02, 2017:

Not my area, but written by my good friend so I read. I hope that my teenage mother feels good about letting me be adopted into a great family. I pray she has no regrets.