It was difficult in many ways to sit and watch this finale. As I look back at this journey, I can't believe how much has happened and how quickly it all went by.
I remember all of the discussions I had with my husband and, myself for that matter, about doing the show and opening up our lives to the cameras. I'm not going to lie to you -- it's been tough. But at the same time it's been an incredible experience that I will always cherish. Like everything in life, it has had its good and bad. I thank God that I can say that for now it's been more good. Life is a journey and I loved sharing it with you.
In this last episode you see me with Peter. WOW! How time flies. . .my baby finally graduates from high school and I get very emotional. Like I said, there were times I thought he wouldn't make it. Peter's whole life changed with his injury (he dislocated his shoulder and had surgery). All of his hard work and dreams were shattered. Peter was always a star athlete and MVP. He played both football and baseball. He was starting pitcher, third baseman, and fourth batter, and in football he averaged three to four touchdowns per game. Sports were his life, and that is the reason he loved school and did well in it. When he wasn't able to play sports his whole interest in school was lost. He was lost. It was a very painful time in his life as well as in mine. I know what it is to have a dream and for it to fall apart. I tried to explain to him that God has bigger and better plans for him. Peter had always showed some interest in modeling and acting, so when all of this happened I thought it would be great to find something to replace the sports and take up his free time. Peter has always been a good-looking kid and would get asked all the time if he was a model. I don't know if this will be his future, but it's worth trying.
I have to say I understand you much better after reading your blog. At first I thought shoulder surgery isn't cancer, but I understand more now. I feel that you were lucky to be seen in your work environment as well as with family ... you didn't come across as vapid, like Larsa.
Alexia, I really enjoyed watching you and your family-you appear very real and appreciative for all that you've accomplished. Some of the other woman seem to have married rich successful men and then have a sense of entitlement, not you and I admire you for that. You've owned up to your mistakes this season and that is a very 'mature' thing to do, more power to you!
Alexia, You have been a graceful talented women in this show!! You should watch this show with pride for yourself and your family. I have to say you have been one of my favorites on the show. I think your Real, and you keep everything around you REAL. Your not one of those fake wanna be's.. Thank you for that.. Phew!! A REAL women!! Thanks, for sharing your life, with us. Good luck to you and your family....
I think you are a beautiful woman on the inside and the outside. It has been a pleasure watching you. And I hope there is a season 2 for the Miami housewives.
Alexia - you are fabulous! But I'm so curious...why don't you wear a wedding ring? You didn't have it on during the last episode.
Alexia, thank you for adding some depth to this show! You seem like a very humble person, who doesn't feel the need to flaunt all of your assets in order to feel good about yourself (unlike some of the others ahem Christy and Larsa). You didn't need to tell us all of your wonderful qualities - we were able to see them for ourselves. I think that you are a wonderful mother to your children. It seems like you have a friendship and can talk with them, but at the same time you maintain your role as parent. You set boundaries. When you read your speech to your son at his graduation, you could just see how much love and pride you have for him. You are a beautiful woman inside and out - I enjoyed watching you this season and wish you and your family all the best!
Alexia- you and Marysol are wonderful! I love you both and wouldn't mind too much if Bravo got rid of everyone else (well, Audriana is pretty funny). You are gorgeous and are so fortunate with everything in your life, but you seem so level-headed and humble, which is admirable. You show that having it all takes work and isn't always a walk in the park, and you are inspiration to me. I am 23 and entering the working world, and hope that I can one day end be the ladies that you and Marysol are. I am addicted and watch all the Real Housewives, but I thank you for being such a breath of fresh air to this franchise!
You and your husband created a beautiful creature...Y Cubano. Wow. Bring Peter and Mama Elsa back next season, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has been a pleasure knowing you through the show.
You are pretty, smart, ambitious, mature, a good mother and wife. ELSA is absolutely correct. You put a happy face no matter what.
You are doing a good job raising your boys. GOD will compensate you.
The best for you
Alexia, my own high school son has just had a sports ending injury and we are struggling through it. It is hard to watch everything they've worked for disappear at such a young age. It's a Mother's struggle to make sure our children are happy and whole and well. We all have that in common whether we're Miami Housewives, Atlanta Housewives, Beverly Hills Housewives or even mid-west housewives!
I've enjoyed RHMIA and everything you've shared!
Alexia Echevarria, hope this finds you in good health & good spirit, excellant finale,you are classy women and a great mother, god bless ,see you next year !!!!
My favorite housewife by a mile! You are a classy lady and represented the 305 well! Besos y abrazos!
It was fun watching you this season.........I think you are definitely an emotionally mature person. Here is what I think....I think that Larsa is being emotionally immature by belaboring the information from Elsa.....over and over and over. If you are not what someone says you are......you don't have to defend it or freak out or make it a big deal! ha....so she actually is behaving emotionally immature by being so gosh darned "offended" by it....;-) I wish you and your family all the best! hope there is a season two!
I like you b/c you try to stay out of the drama when it doesn't involve you....I also like that you sort of defended Elsa in this blog, b/c I really believe that Elsa is not a b%tch and tried her best not to tell larsa what she was feeling about her, but Larsa just kept pushing and insulting her by calling her a psychic and saying she doesn't believe in psychic's and the poor lady kept saying repeatedly that she is not a psychic. I haven't read all of the ladies blogs yet for this past episode, but I really hope someone commented on how horrible it was for Larsa to call Elsa ugly when talking to christy by the pool. She is so immature on so many levels. if you guys have another season please request that larsa not be on, she is annoying as hell with limited vocab....if i would have to hear her say "cute" one more time I would have to pull all of my hair out.
Have to say you were not my favorite the first episode with the Cuban Barbie comment. I thought you were superficial. Now at the end of the season I have to say I have completely changed my mind. You seem the most real of the ladies with your focus on more than superficial things. Keep doing what you are doing, girl! Its working!
Alexis, you are an awesome woman with wonderful qualities; it's obvious you're beautiful on the outside, but your inside is even more beautiful. You're a great mother, a fantastic wife, a business woman, and also have a kind spirit. Don't ever change and continue being who you are. Blessings to you and your beautiful family!
You are simply the best! Proud to watch a woman like you, representation of a strong successful latina. Stay strong, much success and love!
You are my favorite Miami housewife! I love your personality and your view on life, You seem like a great mom and business woman. I hope they bring the show back. Good luck with everything.
From a fellow Cuban.
Dear Alexia: Elsa was right , you are a mature emotionally woman, and I agree with you that when you have not experience pain or hardships in your life you dont mature emotionally, I wished you luck and blessings to you and your family
Alexia, As a man age 34 watching, your relationship with peter reminds me exactly of mine with my mom. I saw the look on peter's face as you were reading and i could remember feeling the same sense of pride of having a mom who loves us to death..lol On a side note, did you ever think of introducing Peter to William Levy? I think letting the two sit down and talk a bit about what Peter needs to do on a daily basis to stay in top shape would be great and give Peter a real life person (mentor might be a better word) to talk to. (also good for him to hear it from someone other than mom) Warmest Regards, Jeff
Alexis, you are ALRIGHT! i just hope next time around, you chose your words more carefully when describing people and things....when you referred to people in hialeah as LOWER...(and nothing else after that) you could have said lower income or lesser resources, ( I am NOT from hialeah or miami but from NY) and just felt that, you dont want to be attacked or ragged on for thoughts not well expressed but and nonmalice....You have a lovely family ..much success to you and Larsa is a lost case. lovely that you put i t so nicely on how she should have understood Elsa's reading or perception. Oh it would have been great to see you in that wedding dress for the Arango's. I thnk you should have made it to the show. you were frazzled, but ok. why not?
U were great-u seem like a beautiful, wife, mother, friend! Keep up the hard work and stay strong!
Alexia, I loved watching you on the show. You showed us the viewers that just because you are well off, doesnt mean you cant be humble. And you also showed the beautiful person you are inside and out. Dont change. Remember, your character says alot about you. And you are unlike the other girls. Take care.
Alexia you are such a great person. Nice to see that someone as attractive as you can still be so real, that's rare these days.
You are my fav house wife! U are beautiful inside n out! U are so down to earth and are aware of how blessed u are. I truly have enjoyed watching u on the show. Many blessings to u and ur family!
You are the best. You are a woman who knows how to be with others, knows what to say, how to say anything without making anyone feeling uncomfortable, you are a woman who thinks of others and will find a way to make all feel better about themselves. You are a great mom, great wife, and you have a nice family and that is so precious and priceless. I admire you and love to see a woman with a business, I am hoping to have one day. Keep being nice and down to earth you are the best the way you are.
I agree with Shelly8978 100%; love you. You are able to stay out of the cattiness shown by others. You see things in a very clear manner and your explanation of emotional maturity is correct.
I like you very much, but you are treating your son like he is three. "Let me cut this for you" were you words in one episode, and all that talk about money...You spoiled him, but he is a good guy so it didn't go too far. Don't do that, LET him grow up.
You and Marysol are my favorites on the show...you both work for what you have and you don't flaunt it; you enjoy life.
I hope to see you both back for the next season!
You are pretty brave for going on tv, what with your crazy past with your ex. Valley, but not smart.
What you see is what you get! You are my favorite.. Thanks for being yourself. You are such a great mother and wife.
I really like your explanation of what it means to be emotionally immature. I agree with that. I enjoy you on the show. It seems that you always have a balanced outlook in each situation. Thank you for sharing your life with us!
Hi Alexia, I just have one question. When Peter was on the treadmill and you repeatably told him"don't be such a girl" what did you mean by that? Is there something wrong about being a girl?
You are very inspiring to all women especially latinas. Many latinas get upset at the blink of an eye and cannot seem to control their emotions. I really like the way you have carried yourself on the show all season. You are a very level headed individual who is very mature in dealing people and different situations. It was very evident in the way you handled the reading that Elsa gave you as compared to Larsa. That was a given. Larsa on the other hand has issues of insecurities that are very obvious...she needs to take some lessons on how to behave from you. Keep up the good work on everything you do...you give latinas a good name.
Dear Alexia, you brought tears to my eyes with your letter to your "baby" Peter. As a mom, I could relate to EVERY word in your letter...so beautiful, so touching. What a great representation of the latin comunity you are, classy, smart, funny. I love the fact that you don't need to create drama around you, actually you steer away fm it! no wonder you are everyone's favorite!!! I wish you the very best and hopefully we can continue to see you next season, along with your wonderful family. Best of luck! un gran abrazo, med