Remembering Mama

Tomorrow will mark 19 Mother’s Days that I have spent without my mama.  Even though, she had her issues, and I guess all moms have some, she was a pretty amazing woman.  She loved to cook, listen and sing to music, and watch wrestling.  There are other things she loved, I’m sure, but these are the three that I most remember.  What I can’t remember is the sound of her voice, the way her perfume smelled when she got out of the car, and what she looks like without looking at a picture.  It’s cruel how the mind forgets the things we think it never will.

There are so many things that I would like to know about her.  So many questions I should have asked when I had the chance.  Teenage selfishness and preocupiedness robbed me from getting the chance.  The one thing I do know for certain, is that my mama was saved.  I’d like to share with you some memories of my mama, to celebrate the woman she was and wanted to be.