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As we approach Mother’s Day 2012, it brings to mind my plight 3 decades ago for the right as a Mother to raise my daughter in a morally and safe environment for a child. A Mother’s natural instincts are that of a ferocious bear protecting her cubs. And I – all those many years ago – was doing and fighting for what I thought was best for my daughter. There are those stories of a Mother lifting a car off of her child that had been pinned down. A Mother’s strength can be supernatural when it comes to the well being of her child. Today, I am filled with so much gratitude. And first on my list is the honor of having my Mother’s Love and that my Mom is healthy and still here with me here on earth.
My story of my custody battle for my daughter Anansa, that I’ve shared with you all through Beverly’s Full House pales in comparison to so many Motherless children. This Mother’s Day my reflections and prayers will not only include my Mother, Daughter and Granddaughter, but I will pray and be mindful of all those who won’t be able to share this day with their Mothers. For there is no greater love than God’s Love and a Mother’s Love.
Beverly’s Full House is about Love. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. There is no such thing as a perfect parent or child. My hat (or weave) goes off to to my Mom and Dad and to all the Mothers and Fathers out there trying to do the best they can.
As gut wrenching as this process is with my daughter and I, I believe and know its worth it. The flip side of that coin is going through your life with resentments, and suppressed issues that don’t contribute anything positive to oneself or to the universe as a whole.
I have worked most of my adult life with therapists, life coaches, read books and attended seminars all in the quest for self discovery and self improvement.
There is no right or wrong, good or bad, winner or loser in this exchange between Anansa and I. Love doesn’t keep score.
And the shear joy of a Daughter’s hugs, shared laughter, and to be able to look into each other eyes and know we are working towards having each others backs… My friends, this is what it’s all about: Love!
In 1978, I was asked by Harper’s Bazaar what I wanted from my modeling career, I answered, “I want to be a Brand.” Let me give myself a pat on the back here, all you hear today is “so and so is a brand.” and “I’m building my brand”, etc. In 1978, very few celebrities were Brands. If you were an actor, you represented the movie or the studio; if you were a singer, you represented the record label; there weren’t any reality stars; there weren’t any celebrities; there were stars and a few, if any could, even historically, be considered a Brand. I was a model, the biggest in the world at that point, and I represented whatever company I was modeling for.
You may be asking yourself the same question I’ve asked myself many times. Why am I doing a “Reality Show”? Here’s why, its not a reality show, it’s a Docu –Series and a “Constructive Reality Show”. Before you think I’m getting all Hollywood on you, there is a distinct difference.
A Reality Show is, most times, completely contrived, other times it’s as fully scripted as any sitcom or drama series. A Docu- Series is much like a documentary, you turn the cameras to focus on a subject and follow it to whatever conclusion that develops through the stories that have been witnessed.
This is my first website and I am so excited about it!
“All Things Beverly”
The website includes everything about me including a photo gallery, media and video clips, beauty tips, and Hair Care Products, Skin Care and Bath & Body Products.
I don’t want this site to be only about my products, which I now manufacturer exclusively. I want it to be about us. I made these products for you, the millions of people who have supported me through my career.