Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia thanks everyone who has stood by her this season.

on Feb 1, 2011

 

Life is about choices. The freedom to choose what works for my life is what makes me who I am. I am strong, independent, loving, hardworking, fair, honest, and smart. I never regret the choices that I make, and I never look back. With that said, I want to say thanks to Bravo for giving me the opportunity to be a part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. This is a choice that I made, and it has been life changing. You never know what God is going to throw your way, and you should always be ready to go for it! This is my philosophy, and I live by it.

I absolutely loved my wedding! I felt beautiful and thought Peter never looked more handsome. My Noelle of course is always the highlight of all my days, rain or shine. I love you, Noelle, for always making me want to be the best mother that I can be. I also want to thank you, Peter, for taking this ride with me and not being afraid to stay true to yourself. When I walked down the aisle on our wedding day, and saw tears in your eyes, I never felt more certain of my choice. I choose you, and I am honored to be your wife.

I hope that people understand that even though our wedding is on a reality TV show, it is still our wedding. And it should have been respected as such. For all of those who felt like they needed to say mean-spirited and hurtful comments on our special day, you can rest well at night knowing that you were heard around the world, loud and clear. I hope you are pleased, job well done. I pride myself on always striving to be a class act and never compromising my integrity at someone else's expense. A joke is a joke, but being vicious for no reason is just sad. Don't forget, our kids watch the show, and we want to set good examples for them.

I am truly overwhelmed at the realization that this journey has come to an end. I want to say thank you to all of my fans that have shown me love and support along the way. This experience has been a tremendous life lesson, and I have learned a lot. I love life and all the challenges that come with it. Every decision I have ever made has led me to this very moment. I stand before you stronger and so much wiser. My character is all I have, and I will never compromise who I am and the things I stand for. Life is about choices. It is so easy to hate, but it takes a lot of strength to love. This is my life, and I am the only one that can live it. I am not perfect, I am just me.