Thank you for this opportunity to be heard by each and every one of you! Thank you for your time and patience! Thank you for your continued outpouring of love and support to my children and myself! Thank you mostly to all of you for paying close attention to my pain, my words, my experiences and my life! Thank you for telling me openly how you relate to me. Thank you for coming up to me in public and feeling comfortable with me and opening up to me and telling me how much my girls and I mean to you!
Thank you to my entire community of gay friends who have given me something to look forward to, and who understand that I, much like them, should not be judged so quickly by others. We are all human and need love. Each one of us was important enough to be born. We all have purpose, we all fit in, we all make a difference! You are my dear friends and all of you know it too!
I go to mass every Sunday. I receive renewed blessings from receiving Holy Communion, the body of Christ and wine, the blood. No offense, but I am not evil. I am forgiven by the highest powers from above. I have hurt those who I love and who love me and they have forgiven me. Why is it that those who are indeed not my superiors in spirit or in life are so harshly prosecuting me? They are not the Holy Spirit, God, the Giver of Life. They are human just like me. I want everyone to get along and be positive forces in life. So many are looking to us for guidance now. It's time to make a difference in life.
I sat with my daughters simply to show them some modeling photos from past and then some more recent pictures I call my celebration years, because I was in my mid 30’s and gained 62 pounds while I was pregnant with Jillian. I was simply showing them a picture of me 11 weeks after giving birth and I was in good shape at the time. I had a FEMALE personal trainer my husband had found me - 1993 Ms Olympia. She trained me for 6 months and was the ONLY trainer I ever had. She was amazing - she taught me how to properly tone, but for the pictures I was pretty built up and cut up and that was the reason my daughter Christine said that's scary and they both gasped. I would never show my children inappropriate photos. My kids are proud of me and we are all very close. As you can see by example my children are well-adjusted incredible people who are both excellent STUDENTS and excellent ATHLETES. I am so proud of them. I know they can be anything they want to be, because they understand the reality life. They know nothing will be EVER be handed to them, and if they want something, they know to just GO achieve it for themselves. The accomplishment of doing it yourself is much more fulfilling!! They know because when they get their A’s they did that on their own. All I did was believe in them and provide the proper support and study materials. The rest was them and they know it! They are my world!