Thank you for all your letters, e-mails, messages, phone calls, etc. of LOVE and SUPPORT! WOW! The very best part of being involved with Bravo's The Real Housewives of DC has been the opportunity to share my life with all of you and in turn receive so much love! Thank you for saying hi to me wherever and whenever! I have made so many fantastic new friends in all of you! The opportunity to share my personal illness (MS) and help others by talking about it on the show has been very rewarding for me! I am determined now more than ever to be at the front of MS and make a difference!
A great deal of time was spent on Cat's racial issues and her bullying tactics. She was obsessed with finding out who she made cry. Well, I guess just me with her hate. The others that she has offended knew how to fight back: Stacie, Erica, Jennifer, etc. They didn't care about what Cat said. I on the other hand was very nice to Cat throughout the entire season and invited her to join in my life and events. I think I was hurt that someone could be so rude and ungrateful. I had never been exposed to that type of behavior.
Some people don't have the grace to respect someone's illness. It's sad they prefer to bully or harass me about my challenges with Multiple Sclerosis. Mary, Lynda, and Cat were a big disappointment. They are all mothers and that made me even more sad for humanity and what examples they are setting. Stacie seemed to question me as well. Sad to see. When Stacie shared her story of her search for her parents, I listened and supported. That is what a friend does. I think bullying and trying to hurt people as they do cannot be tolerated by anyone anymore. Especially given recent events, many of you have reached out to me to talk about bullying and hate. I will continue to be someone who will try to STOP the hate. Yes, love is what I say! Granted you don't have to agree but to hate and have veins popping out of your head when talking…well that is there it crosses over to scary. The other wives make fun of me for saying "love" all the time. But you are only truly happy when love is in your heart. I will continue to support and give love to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society as I have done quietly in the past, but now my voice will be heard actively and publicly speaking about MS and others that are challenged with it world wide.
Let's get back to that stray "Cat." Every British person I have met has always been lovely, polite, and very welcoming. Some of my very best friends are British here in America and are truly lovely. Unfortunately, Cat's behavior from what I have witnessed has been the opposite. She has been a rude bully throughout the show. I think this type of behavior is NOT what America is and certainly not what the nation's capitol is.
As you see towards the end of the Reunion Part 1, I started to cry when Andy asked a question about Tareq. Sitting there, I was very sad about Tareq's dad. Watching these women and their backwards behavior, I thought, "How sad." Since the filming of the reunion show, Tareq's dad did pass away. During the reunion filming the "Wicked step mom and her daughters" on the other couch were attacking Tareq and his family and being so mean spirited, and I couldn't understand why they would be so cruel. So I broke down. To be honest, I couldn't wait for my husband to come to my side. I knew they would be cautious attacking him, as they don't care about me. We are stronger together.
All I know is I am thankful that I had the strength from your friendship to remain focused on what is important in life.
Can you believe it gets even crazier?
Talk with you next week for Part II of the Reunion (or the Bully/Rage session the way I see it).
Love You So Much!