Speaking so much about my family leads me to another family topic - Vicki. I have to say that I am so happy and hopeful that Vicki and Donn have reconnected and renewed their vows. So often we take for granted those that are the closest to us because we see them every day and we know they love us. I think renewing their vows was the best thing they could do at this point for their relationship. It gives them a fresh start. Their kids are now grown, both of whom seem like amazing young adults. Now Vicki and Donn need to put their energy and time into getting to know each other again, and becoming best friends again. I am very happy for them.
In this episode, Gretchen takes Alexa shopping and confronts Alexa about feeling depressed. I have to say that Gretchen is a dear friend of mine and I know her heart was in the right place when she brought this topic up with Alexa. I remember when I got the phone call from Gretchen the day after her tanning party, (which is where Alexa had mentioned that she was upset and depressed) and Gretchen called to tell me that she had been up all night thinking about Alexa and feeling like she needed to do something about it. Gretchen wanted nothing more than to reach out and help this young girl, and let her know she was there for her should she need to talk to someone besides her parents. If I were Gretchen, I would have done the same thing. It makes no difference that Gretchen is not a mother. It doesn't take a mother to recognize when someone needs a shoulder to cry on.
To change topics completely, I know most of you are aware of the latest news with Simon and Tamra. I only have one thing to say in regards to this. Jim has spent a lot of time with Simon in the past week, and although Simon is devastated, he has hope, and he will be attending church with us this Sunday. I know there are always two sides to any story, and Tamra is my friend and I know she is hurting too. We will continue to keep both Tamra and Simon and their four beautiful children in our prayers.
Please stay tuned, I am hoping this season gives you all some idea of who I really am, and if not, there is always next season, which guaranteed I WILL be heard! Thank you for your support and all of your kind words.