Everybody Told Me It Would Happen

Everybody told me it would happen — but I had my doubts. Having had my share of life changing episodes, unexpected upheavals, and phenomenal opportunities, I found it hard to believe I had not seen, heard, and felt it all.

And, then, Sybil Blanche Weatherby arrived.

Sybil one week

I understand that life as I knew it will continue. The deadlines and challenges have not disappeared; but life as I knew it has also changed.

Not only am I Sage and Charlie’s mother (the best job I have ever had), now I am Sybil’s grandmother..her Tink…her Tinker Bell who will teach her the ins and outs of staying young at heart even though her hair will turn grey and her skin will wrinkle. Her namesake and great-grandmother mastered the art of a youthful spirit, and, now, it is my job to teach Sybil. Add to the mix the fact that my son-in-law loves having his mother-in-law around during this special time, and yours truly is grinning like a Cheshire Cat.

This magical mystery of life cannot be overstated. The pride I feel watching my daughter and her husband nurture and care for their little one is enough to make my heart burst with joy. I am truly smitten, and I can say that it has truly happened.

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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16 Responses to Everybody Told Me It Would Happen

  1. Jan Pylant says:

    Good one! I love it for you and for them.
    Happy grandmothering, Tink. (I like it!)

  2. Graci…Glad you approve…

  3. Ron Rollins says:

    You will make a great new Grand mother, as I am older I have started with great -grands and I love them all as well! I teach them to old ways and the work hard idea! as you know our spirit will live on trough them! Your friend Ronald Jackson Rollins!!

  4. Gail Barnes says:

    Let me say it one more time: “Congratulations!” While reading your post I had a thought. I wish she would start a series on “Mastering the Art of a Youthful Spirit”.

  5. Jeanne says:

    Congratulations, Pam! These are treasured times that will build and create memories that will turn into stories that will be shared for all time . . . Enjoy every minute!

  6. MEM to LAX says:

    Congratulations!! 🙂

  7. J9 STYLE says:

    Congrats Pam! She is perfect. What a wonderful time in your life.

    • Thank you Janine…she is a joy for sure…it is such a blessing to see Sage and Alex so in love with one another and with this baby. I’ll have to do some hard focusing to get back in the school groove!!!!

  8. El Connolly says:

    Pam, your GRANDDAUGHTER is beautiful and I am so happy for your whole family. She is lucky to have a garandmother like you. Enjoy her!! El

  9. that must be the glow I’ve seen coming from the Crossroads. Congrats Tink. I know she will have lots of good times with you and vice versa.

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