Yolanda's Dutch-Style Candor
Yolanda comments on the finale, Marisa's change of heart, and the timing of Adrienne's divorce.
OK I was confused. I wrote the reunion blog before I realized I was missing Episode 19 so here we go quickly. . .
Maybe in hindsight I should have not brought up the Marisa and Brandi situation because it was Lisa's special night, and it looks like it started a whole mess that was not needed. However, since we were at Adrienne's the night before, it was still fresh in my mind and I wanted to clear up the situation.
Obviously I was not invited to this group to look cute but rather to speak my mind, Dutch-style.
In the moment, I thought Marisa handled the situation correctly. She admitted she should have not read the text to a group of women that obviously hate Brandi.
I liked Marisa, but I just wanted to hold her accountable for not protecting my girlfriend in this situation. As you can tell, in the moment she totally agreed with me so it is disappointing to see her have this change of heart in her blog.
I was surprised to see Linda at Lisa's party, but I did not mind it at all. She is a nice person. We have a big unconventional family, and I support and love the fact that we get along with our exes and make it comfortable for our children to be surrounded by both parents throughout the important times in life.
When I watch myself interact with Kim, I really felt we had a nice connection and established a genuine friendship -- but I guess I was I mistaken.
The public announcement of the Maloof separation was done the morning of Lisa's wedding anniversary party. Obviously, we all acknowledge the seriousness of this and don't wish a divorce on anyone, but this situation arose at such a strange time. Then seeing Adrienne walk into Lisa and Ken's home without acknowledging them was rather uncomfortable. Usually the etiquette is to find the host and hostess and say hello upon late arrival.
The energy obviously changed and unfortunately it really affected the way Lisa felt. It was endearing to see Brandi give Lisa a shoulder to lean on and give encouragement. We always see the strong Lisa so I loved seeing her vulnerable side.
A little B-loving went a long way. Soon the romance was back in Villa Rosa, and the night ended with a beautiful, memorable and loving celebration!
My heart melted when I saw sweet Ken joke, "I will obey you…I have always loved you, and probably never deserved you." Lisa truly loves her husband and this love shines through. In the end it was magical to see that love triumphs all after all.
Rolling right into one other note about the reunion. . .I still did not get my point across regarding the lesbian remark, I sound ignorant because I know that homosexuality is nature over nurture, but I did experience a beautiful gay relationship with one of our daughters who was given the freedom of choice. I was raised in Holland were race and homosexuality are not a subject matter but rather a part of life.
Until next week. . .
Much love and a big hug,