‘I Just Held Our Lil Baby And Cried:’ Tamera Mowry-Housley Recounts Emotional Reaction To Car Accident

February 11, 2013  |  

Source: Twitter

New mom and actress, Tamera Mowry-Housley recently utilized her blog, Tia and Tamera Official, which she shares with her twin sister to discuss the close call car accident that changed her life. Although Tamera was not actually involved in the accident, she says it helped her to realize how short life is. In addition to sharing her experience, she urged the site’s readers to seize the moment and live life freely. Check out her post below.

“The other day, Adam, Aden and I had a brush with a very scary situation. We were driving along on the highway, when all of a sudden the car in front of us crashed into the car in front of it. We watched in horror as the car flipped over and over and over again on the highway. It was terrifying…I still get chills now just thinking about it. Our life really flashed right before our eyes. We were the next car in the accident that had a car flipping more than once straight ahead of us across the freeway! Although the moment goes so fast, you actually feel like you are moving in slow motion. All I could think about was protecting our new son Aden. Once we got out of our car and helped the victims, I just held our lil baby and cried.

I was grateful for my lovely family and realized the fact that life is too short. Life is too short to not do what you have set your heart out to do. Life is too short to hold any grudges. Life is short, and life is beautiful. To have the gift of life is a blessing. Many die daily and if you are alive right now, then you have been given that gift. It’s important we live it to the fullest and not get stuck or preoccupied with the worries, fears or pain. Instead, all we can do is trust in God and live every day He’s given me to the very fullest.

Ladies, let me ask you: What is holding you back from living freely, loving fiercely and pursuing your dreams? We should all treasure every moment we have in this fleeting life and take every opportunity to pursue our passions. Life is too short put things off.

You can do anything you put your mind to, and today is the day to start making your dreams happen. I believe in all of you!

Live, breathe, love, help, give, and smell the frickin’ roses.
What is a passion you have that you’ve been scared of pursuing? A grudge against someone that you want to let go of?”

What do you think of Tamera’s “epiphany”?


Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise



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  • Feli

    @Jane Doe, I dont understand why ignorant racist people take time to peruse predominantly African American sites to spew hate. If I don’t like someone or something, I don’t waste time and energy addressing it. Get a life.

  • 1womanblessedbyGod

    Tamera’s baby is adoreable. I don’t understand why ppl think it strange for a mother to love her ángel no matter the color of his skin. I pray that you are always judged by the content of your character (no matter how ugly it is) NOT the color of your skin.

  • Jane Doe

    Now that she has her little white baby her life is complete. 🙂 I can’t wait for mine.

    • MLS2698

      Huh? Sarcasm, right? Why? Who? Huh?

  • honest

    i love Tamera… you can just tell her and Tia are REAL Christians…they just have a positive light around them and their families are so blessed …proud of there path Tatiana Ali and Keisha from the Cosby show as well…these are young black women who aren’t embarrassing black women

  • Ms. Kameria

    I understand crying over a car accident, but it seems like these two (both her and her sister) cry at the drop of a hat.

    • honest

      wow you missed the whole point of the article…smh…its because these are positive black women that’s why you chose to say something negative about them…if i was with my family in car and my new born baby and the car in front of me flipped over i would’ve been hysterical…its like ppl on the internet are so cold…so what Tia and Tamera cry for anything at least that’s the only “bad” thing you can say about them because most of the time they keep it classy…haters find anything to hate on

      • rzakia

        You are so right. I love these two. I totally get what they are saying. It’s like when you watch the news and you see something horrible happen it sometimes makes you cry and appreciate what you do have. I couldn’t imagine seeing something like that happen right in front of me and with my kids in the car much less. I would have been on the side of the road crying as well.

      • Ms. Kameria

        If you were referring to me as a “hater” (which I don’t think I am), I was referring to their show. They cry over every small thing on their show. I wasn’t being a “hater” saying I didn’t like her, but if I don’t cry at the drop of a dime when my sister or someone says something crazy to me, or makes a face at me makes me a “hater” then so be it.

        • honest

          yeah i was talking to you and this article isnt about them crying on their show its about being grateful for life and what you have…maybe you should try that instead of bashing ppl who dont know you…like i said at least thats the only “bad” thing you can say about her and her sister because those are some classy ladies…as a fellow black woman you should be proud of these two and most of the time their tears are from joy and gratitude on the show…

  • Love her…she can do no wrong in my book!

  • Mjoy

    Gotta Love Tamera & so true…hold your babee tight, those years go SOO fast (my 22 yr. old girl & I watched Sister Sister together when she was a young one & bonded a lot over that show – thanks for all the good memories & many blessings to you & your family!

  • MLS2698

    Getting out to help can be even more dangerous in these situations; always be aware of your surrounds while helping. Good words. What’s stopping some of us from living?