Just when I was ready to cut her off, Tami Roman took to her blog with a SINCERE apology and no excuses Post on her past behavior on “Basketball Wives”.
This weekend, I watched as my oldest daughter got ready to attend her senior prom. Almost immediately a flood of emotions completely covered me as I remembered seventeen years of memories and milestones since her birth. I remember how I felt the moment I found out I was pregnant with her, the moment I realized that I would be blessed with a daughter and knowing that I would do my best to raise a healthy, loving, strong, young lady.
As, I watched my youngest daughter eye her sister with adoration as she took her final twirl in the mirror, I knew that everything I’d worked hard for and dreamed of for their lives was actually coming true.
As a parent, you live for the moments when you can share in the smiles of your children. All the planning, praying and protecting is worth it when you find out that you’ve accomplished great things for them. The same is so when you find yourself on the opposite end of that smile and come face to face with your child’s frown. All the effort that takes place never quite prepares you for the heartache you’ll eventually experience when your child is sad, especially if the cause of their disappointment is somehow directed at you.
I’ve been faced with those frowns over the past few weeks from my girls and others which has generated a whirlwind of backlash and frankly, rightly so. Clearly my confrontational behavior towards one of my cast mates did not in any way show the progress I have felt myself making regarding seeking therapy. Overall, it just wasn’t one of my greatest moments. As a woman, though imperfect, I knew better even though I didn’t behave as though I did.
Today isn’t about excuses, apologies or (so often in my case) being on the defensive when it comes to my actions. Today is merely about recognizing that in order to set a good example for my daughter’s, I first have to be a good example (at all times), that they, and I can be proud of.
I AM trying…And I know more than anything, I owe it to myself, my girls and to all of you to do better.
Oh, Tami! I like you again…LOL.
Now, don’t make a fool out of me and especially your daughters!