Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Expect the Unexpected

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Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kyle: I Have Never Had Anyone Put a Hand on Me

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: More Fighting and a Peeping Tom

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Expect the Unexpected

Adrienne shares how touched she was to hear from her father at the séance and why she thinks lasting impressions count.

They say that you should always expect the unexpected.

I should have remembered that when we went to Kyle's that night for the séance. Despite our last evening with a psychic, I was looking forward to the evening and was glad that Kyle had called Brandi to start mending fences. What I hadn't counted on was that the first person to be mentioned at the séance would be my father, George Sr.

You saw how quickly the mention of my father affected me because talking about my family and our bond is something that really touches me deeply and immediately. My relationship with my own boys and my love of being a mother definitely has its roots in the amazing relationship I had with my father and mother growing up.

As you heard, I lost my father years ago, but his lessons and wishes for me have never been forgotten. I grew up in a house full of ambitious boys, but my father always took the time to encourage me to excel in every way. For him, there was no question that I could and would succeed on my own two feet. There was absolutely no inequality between the sexes in my father's eyes -- he taught me the family businesses, encouraged me in athletics, and empowered me every day to equally achieve and believe. He answered my questions honestly, and gave me both his time and energy. In his eyes, even the sky wasn't a limit.

It took growing older and having my own children for me to truly understand the magnitude of what he had done for me. More than leaving us with assets and businesses to run, he left all of us with confidence in ourselves, and to this day I believe that is the greatest gift a parent could ever give a child.

So this blog doesn't have any jokes in it, and it's not very long. But maybe it's a reminder that while first impressions are important, it's the lasting impressions that count. It's a legacy of empowerment that I will do my best to duplicate with my own children.

XOXO,
Adrienne