Losing a parent is extremely devastating, especially with the world watching. Although Tami could’ve pulled back from the show during this time, she felt that this is part of her story that needs to be shared.
“We all put our hearts and souls into the show and opening our lives up for all the world to see, no matter how difficult it may be,” Tami wrote in her blog. “For me in particular, watching this season is bitter sweet, as so many facets of my life have changed. My mother is no longer here and someone I called family is no longer a part of my life.”
From the season 5 premiere, fans of the show can already see that Tami is starting this round of “Basketball Wives” on a rather stressful note.
“To see my mother on screen and taking her medical journey with her was very difficult for me. At times I hurt, times I cried and there were times that I was angry with her for getting sick,” Tami shared. “It was truly an emotional roller coaster for me that I would give anything to ride now…if only she were still here.”
While Tami really misses her mother, she was able to pull a valuable life lesson from the painful experience.
“The passing of my mother has taught me that things are ever changing whether you want them to or not. There are times when people will depart from your life by choice or by force and I have begun to accept that thought in most areas of my life.
She added, “I have tried to stop fighting change and simply find the lesson I was supposed to learn.”