I Miss My Mama…

Blanche Freeman Avery

…and on Mother’s Day, the ache is more profound.

Most of the time, I think of her with a smile on my face and love in my heart; but on Mother’s Day, I really miss her.

I miss being able to tell her the little things that meant so much to her:

“There’s a wren making a nest in the same spot in the garage again this spring.”

“I saw a mama rabbit and her baby in the backyard.”

“These are from the plantings of daisies you gave me years ago.”

I wish she could see my children so grown and happy. She would be so proud of Charlie all dignified and lawyer-fied. How she would love seeing Sage so content with her new husband Alex, who provides for her so well. How she would smile, smile, smile at seeing her granddaughter’s baby bump. She would absolutely be ecstatic at the thought of having a great-grand-baby girl.

I revel in the love for and from my children. I consider myself one of the luckiest mothers I know, and I cannot wait to hold my first grandchild.

On Mother’s Day, however, there’s a big ol’ lump in my throat and I must let the tears flow.

On Mother’s Day, I simply miss my Mama.

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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5 Responses to I Miss My Mama…

  1. El Connolly says:

    Pam , these words are so powerful….so beautiful and with such longing. Happy Mother’s day. El

  2. Jim says:

    We miss her, too.

  3. J9 STYLE says:

    What a beautiful post. I miss my mother too especially on Mother’s Day. Hope you had a wonderful one!

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