There is no shame in apologizing. This is especially true when it is your mother whom you are apologizing to. Many times, we make mistakes knowing fully well that they will hurt someone – if you have hurt your mom, it is best that you apologize immediately. Remember that your mom will probably forgive you for your bad attitude even if you do not apologize, but it is best that you do so that things become more comfortable between you two.
An apology letter to your mom will be quite personal – if you are ashamed about the way you reacted to a certain problem or circumstances, the only way that you can make amends for it is to apologize. While most of us think it is alright to apologize in person, it is not a bad idea to write a letter of apology. A letter makes things concrete and you have a better chance of being believed that you will keep your attitude in check.
When writing an apology letter to your mom, make sure that you don’t sound defensive as that will mean that you are not really apologizing, but merely trying to make a point. This is what your apology letter should look like:
December 6, 2016
I have been terribly upset about the altercation between us yesterday and would like to apologize for the negative manner in which I behaved. After contemplating what happened, I realize that I was wrong and I should have taken the matter with a pinch of salt instead of making it such a big deal.
Mom, I have always looked up to you for bringing me up the way you did, with very little support from anyone. I honestly do appreciate whatever you have done for me in the past, and can never thank you enough for the many times that you have rescued me from trouble. I am sorry that I have not been a model child but I vow to rectify that.
The heated conversation that took place between us yesterday was due to my attitude and unwillingness to understand that you were thinking of my interests and not your own. I realized it only after the harm was done and I hurt you. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me – can we start over?
I love you with all my heart.
Forever in your debt,