POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2012 4:30 pm UPDATED FEBRUARY 16 5:50 pm
The end has come. It has been such a difficult year. I can’t say I’m sad that it’s over. Having the husbands come in after hearing Taylor discuss her rocky marriage was a welcome break. I love all these guys — especially Mauricio, of course — but all of them are kind, fun, and just overall great guys.
This was such a draining and emotional season. I have cried so much in the past year that I’m embarrassed. I am a very emotional person, and it has been a trying time. Thank you all so much for your tweets, e-mails, and letters of support. Kim and I sat together yesterday and read through so many heartwarming e-mails from all over. Kim is doing so well. Each day she is stronger, happier, and moving forward, one day at a time. . .
DON’T FORGET… KYLE’S ADOPTED!!!
Many of you have watched us all for almost 45 episodes over the last two years, so when people stop us in the street and say “I really feel I know you,” I think you do. You have witnessed incredibly special intimate moments — the preparation of the wedding, the news of the proposal, little vignettes of our lives that have been documented for all the world to see. It is almost as if you join us on our emotional journey.
I have few regrets this season, but I have been more deeply disappointed when watching the footage of some of the negativity. I would never allow, out of allegiance to my friend, somebody to repeatedly trash a friend of mine who was totally unaware of the situation until it had been aired. That is something I just can’t fathom. (NOTE: Can anyone interpret this statement? Who is Lisa referring to??)
I do believe when many criticize the medium of reality television, they shouldn’t be so judgmental. For as we watch stories unfold, relationships prosper, and others deteriorate, there are so many lessons we can all learn from each other. To observe and reflect on what we would do if faced with the same situation? We all have choices and I know, to criticize and put each other down is not the best way forward, to be honest, but constructively is a much better route and to be sure, before one utters unfounded accusations, that you have a responsibility to each other, to give the benefit of the doubt.
For the record not a big fan of my make up for the reunion, but I loved my dress. . . will never tell you who it is though! I’m glad people got a bit of insight into my life. I left home at 15 and pretty much built myself up from there, so I guess I do get enamored by shiny objects and over-the-top money items. I hope my silly behavior doesn’t make you forget that it doesn’t matter where you start — just how you end up. Some of you may have noticed my weight loss. I’m really proud about it. I can’t wait to share with you how I did it over the next few months.
Some people are wondering whether I would come back next season and for the record I would! This “friend” has some unfinished business with these women. Let’s hope I get a chance too!