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I'm so excited to be back as a full-time Housewife and be able to share my miracle with you. I knew it was a story of so many that had to be told. It was God's love and grace that brought me through this difficult time.
I never imagined a phone call on a Sunday, August 14, 2011 at approximately 3 PM would plunge me into the journey ahead and a battle to bring my family through every parent's worst nightmare. I had never had my strength so challenged or my faith so tested as it would be in the last two years. All I knew was that my world was spinning out of control, and I didn't know how I was going to get my family through this, let alone me.
In this season, you will see just that -- the difficulties and challenges of recovering both of my boys, Peter and Frankie. My boys have always been my life and my priority. You can say whatever you want about me, but not that I am not a good mother. They have and will always be first. I have sacrificed many things in life because of them, and I continue to do so. I just want to see them healthy, both emotionally and physically. So my mom, Nancy, is in Miami now. She lives in Madrid and has been living there for the past 20 years. She's decided to spend some time here, because I, as well as my kids, need her. She's a psychiatrist and a very strong and wise woman. My boys are close to her, and Peter especially feels comfortable talking to her.
I spend all of my days with Frankie. My day is filled with his therapies, driving to and from school, and Venue Magazine (Frankie comes along), and I have Peter there often helping out. I feel that integrating and exposing him to social settings has helped him in his recovery; his language and ability to communicate continues to improve.I'm happy about seeing the ladies at Miami Fashion Week. I've only seen Ana, Marysol, and Adriana since the reunion. I already knew about Adriana being married, because Adriana had called me herself when the article came out in the paper. I'm not surprised that Lisa started up the conversation about Adriana being already legally married to Frederic. I don't think she cared so much about the it, it was more that she wanted Adriana to know how upset Lea was and suggested they speak. In my opinion, the only ones who can resolve this are Lea and Adriana, and that's if they want to, and I don't think they do. Adriana explains herself very well. She is sincere and convincing, at least to me!
Lisa invited us all to her house with plans of talking, mending, and reconciling friendships and relationships, but it wasn’t going to happen, especially since Lea didn’t even show up. I must say it was a nice afternoon with beautiful weather, appetizers, and cockies (as Marysol calls them, LOL!). I also feel that Joanna and Adriana are ready and willing to move forward, but not sure for how long... Let’s just enjoy the happy moment.
Like always I leave you with these thoughts:
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Hellen Keller
I KNOW that miracles exist.
Frankie is a walking miracle.