I do have to say I'm a little confused by Lydia and her mom's conversation though. Lydia, on one hand, is saying her mom was an absentee mom and her childhood was very crazy and hectic because of her mother's choices and she never really was there for her cause she was high all the time, but in the very next breath she's telling her mom she was a great mom and that she looks up to her and she is trying to be the mom she was to her to her boys. Huh? OK is anyone else as confused as I am? LOL. Well whatever it is, you can tell they both do love and care for one another and that's all that matters.
I'm very proud of Tamra for facing her fears and getting up and speaking about something so personal! I remember how nervous she was to do it. Although we spoke briefly about her speech, she didn't go into detail about what she shared. Honestly hearing some of the details helps me understand her a little better and I hope she continues to seek counseling about being closed off because it can be very confusing and hurtful to friends like me that care about her and try and really be there for her. I've realized that if you get too close to her, she sometimes just shuts down or in strange way almost sabotages the relationship, and you're not even sure what you did. I finally do question her about this later on, so stay tuned.