If your mother or mother-in-law is sick, you might want to send a quick message showing you care. Sometimes, just a simple “get well soon” is enough to brighten someone’s day when they’re not feeling well. You may want to personalize your “get well soon” message to suit your beloved matriarch. But sometimes it’s hard to know what to say when someone is sick.
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- ‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages for a Card or Email
- ‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages for a Quick Text or DM
- ‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages for a Social Media Status or Post
- Funny ‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages
- ‘Get Well Soon’ Messages for a Friend’s Mom
- ‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages for a Mother Who’s Seriously Ill
So what should you write in a “get well soon” card, letter, text, social media post, or email for a mother or mother-in-law? Below are over 30 ideas for messages to help get you started.
‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages for a Card or Email
A traditional card or an email to your mother or mother-in-law allows you to write a longer “get well soon” message. And with a physical card or email, you also have the opportunity to attach extras, like gift certificates or photos. Here are some examples of get well wishes for a card or email to your mother or mother-in-law.
1. “I’m looking forward to your recovery so we can spend some time together.”
If you and your mother or mother-in-law have a favorite activity to do together, you can include that in this message, too.
2. “Everyone here is thinking about you and supporting you from afar. Please reach out any time.”
You can include this in your letter or email to encourage your mother or mother-in-law to ask for help if she needs it.
3. “The greatest healing tool is love and friendship. Please let me know if I can help, and get well soon.”
You might be able to bring over a home-cooked meal, or just lend an ear on the telephone.
4. “I hope these flowers bring sunshine to your day. Please get well soon.”
You can send “get well soon” flowers with a sincere note attached.
5. “Get well soon—from everyone!”
In a card or email, you can ask everyone in the family to write personal get well wishes to your mother or mother-in-law.
6. “Please get lots of rest so you can get well quickly!”
If you want to send a gift, consider some cozy pajamas, slippers, or a robe.
‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages for a Quick Text or DM
You don’t have to send a full card or even an email to say “get well soon.” You might choose to stick with a quick text or DM, instead. If you know your mother or mother-in-law is always on Facebook, for example, sending a sincere and thoughtful Facebook Message might be the best choice. Below are some ideas for “get well soon” texts and DMs for a mother or mother-in-law.
7. “Please take extra care of yourself for me!”
You might not be there to bring your mother chicken soup, but you can ask her to take care of herself a little bit more, in your stead.
8. “Please get well soon, mom! We can’t wait to visit you again.”
Part of the hardship of being sick is not being able to visit with your friends and family.
9. “We’re missing you more than you know, mom. Please get well!”
For a simple message, you can simply let your mother or mother-in-law how much she’s missed while she’s recovering from an illness.
10. “I’m sending you all the positive vibes I can find, so please get well quickly.”
Let your mother or mother-in-law know that she has all of the good vibes she needs to get well soon.
11. “You’ll be back to your old tricks in no time, mom!”
Help your mother or mother-in-law see the light at the end of the tunnel with a DM like this.
12. “We all know nothing can stop you—not even [illness/injury]!”
Remind your mother or mother-in-law how strong she is and how much her family thinks of her.
13. “Just think of this as the perfect opportunity to catch up on [their favorite show].”
You can even include a gift certificate for an online streaming service like Netflix.
‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages for a Social Media Status or Post
Instead of a direct message on social media, you could post a status offering a “get well soon” message. This has the benefit of allowing others to “like” the post and offer their own “get well soon” messages in the comments. If you think your mother or mother-in-law would love to see a “get well soon” status on social media, here are some ideas for inspiration.
14. “Please send your love and support to my mother-in-law, who’s not feeling well.”
Get everyone on your social media feed involved in wishing your mother or mother-in-law “get well soon.”
15. “My mother is my strength and my inspiration. Today, I’m sending her all the strength I can.”
Let your mother know how much strength she’s given you, and send some of that strength back her way.
16. “I hope your tail is wagging again in no time!”
You can post a social media sticker of a cheerful pup, or attach a photo of your own fur baby to the post.
17. “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” — Hubert Humphrey
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Funny ‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages
When you’re feeling under the weather, sometimes a good laugh can make all the difference. If your mother or mother-in-law appreciates good humor, you can give her an uplifting and lighthearted “get well soon” message. Here are some examples you can use for your message to your mother or mother-in-law.
18. “I think the hospital is just keeping you there because they love you so much! Get well soon, mom.”
Staying in the hospital for days or weeks is hard on anyone. But you can frame it in a lighthearted way, like this.
19. “Studies show that those who receive ‘get well soon’ cards recover 1000% faster!”
This statistic might not be entirely accurate, but it might give your mom or mom-in-law a smile.
20. “If you weren’t so likable, maybe all those germs would leave you alone!”
This lighthearted message can cheer up a mother who’s recovering from a cold, flu, or other germ-related illness.
21 “Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because he wasn’t ‘peeling’ well!”
For a mother or mother-in-law who loves a good pun, consider this “a-peeling” get well soon message.
22. “Sending you hugs (from a safe distance)!”
Your mom could probably use a good hug, but she might also be contagious. It’s the thought that counts!
‘Get Well Soon’ Messages for a Friend’s Mom
“Get well soon” messages for a mother aren’t limited to your own mother or mother-in-law. If you’re close to a friend’s mom, you might want to offer her some supportive words, too. Below are some ideas for “get well soon” messages that are perfect for a friend’s mom.
23. “I can’t wait until I can come over for apple pie again! Please get better soon.”
Wish your friend’s mother good health and remind her how much you enjoy her cooking at the same time.
24. “We’re taking good care of your boy while you’re recovering. Get well!”
Let your friend’s mom know you’re looking after her child (your friend) while she’s taking care of her health.
25. “My dear friend, please find fast healing.”
You might be close to your friend’s mom and consider her a good friend, too.
26. “I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. Please know I’m wishing you a speedy recovery.”
In addition to wishing a mother “get well soon,” you can offer your sympathies for their hardship.
27. “Each day brings you closer to a full recovery. Keep it up!”
Sometimes, someone who’s sick could use a miniature pep-talk.
‘Get Well Soon, Mom’ Messages for a Mother Who’s Seriously Ill
“Get well soon” means one thing when someone has an acute illness, like the flu or strep throat. But the meaning is different when your mother or mother-in-law has a chronic, or potentially terminal, illness. When this is the case, it’s important to tailor your message to offer words of hope and support. Here are some messages you can use to say “get well soon” to a mother who’s seriously ill.
28. “Please remember you’re not alone in this—the whole family is rooting for you!”
You can be your mother’s cheerleader as she’s going through a serious illness.
28. “I know this situation is hard for the whole family, but it’s never your fault, mom. You’re the one who matters. Please get well.”
Being seriously ill can come with a burden of guilt, especially for mothers who are used to holding a family together. Sometimes, it’s important to let your mother or mother-in-law know that, although her illness is distressing for the family, it’s not her fault.
29. “Your only job right now is to feel better. Please let us know if we can help.”
Remind your mother or mother-in-law that her health is the priority.
30. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Again, sometimes a quote can express our thoughts perfectly.
31. “Sending you comfort and a little sunshine to brighten your day.”
Consider including a gift, like a comfy blanket or colorful flowers.
32. “Wishing you brighter days ahead.”
Having a serious illness sometimes means a long road to recovery or remission. Instead of wishing for your mother to “get well,” you can offer your hopes for “brighter days.”
Whenever you have the opportunity, it’s a great idea to offer words of support to your mother or mother-in-law. Many mothers go out of their way to help their children in any way they can, even when those children have grown up and moved away.
So if your mother is sick, or you just want to say, “Thank you, mom,” sending a message is a perfect way to show you’re there for them, too.