Taylor Armstrong

Taylor reflects on Farrah's triumph, and Camille's pain, and asserts that there's no such thing as too many friends.

on Jan 13, 2011

First and foremost, congratulations to Farrah on a job well done. You have so much to be proud of, and I wish you all the success you so deserve as you go forward into your career.

Watching Kyle prepare for her first child to graduate from college pulled at my heartstrings. As a Mother of a little one, it is hard to envision that she will someday be leaving home for a life of her own. During Kyle’s speech I couldn’t help but think about how that day will feel. Kyle, Mauricio, and Guraish (Farrah’s father) have done a beautiful job raising Farrah and you could see the pride on their faces as she received her diploma. The celebration was truly special, and I felt blessed to be a part of such an intimate gathering.

As far as friendships go, I have lots of them. I introduce my different groups of friends to one another in hopes that they will then become close as well. I have introduced friends of mine to one another that have ultimately become best friends, and it brings me nothing but JOY. I am not jealous of my friend’s friendships and believe that we could all use as many friends as possible in this life. Enough said.

Seeing Camille in this episode made me sad. I cannot imagine the hurt in her heart having experienced the cold rejection she received surrounding the Tony Awards. After thirteen years of marriage, she certainly deserved more respect. I have said before that Camille is incredibly strong and once again, she showed that strength. For her to attend the Tony Awards and put on a happy face for the cameras must have been gut wrenching. Watching her preparing to attend the event with her husband for the last time, and knowing what we now know, I cried for her. Most of us have had our heart broken at least once, and the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you are devastated by someone you love is without comparison.

As a Mother, I can only imagine how consumed she must have been thinking about the well being of her children and what their life would be like having their parents on either side of the country. When she was with Mason at dance class, smiling through her pain, I just wanted to give her a big hug. We have all had days where we have to put on a smile for our children so they don’t feel our sadness or concerns, but this must have been overwhelmingly difficult. My heart goes out to her.