I have many guilty pleasures in my life but the biggest is my addiction to BravoTV. SO MUCH TO LOVE!!! The Real Housewives of Orange County is what started it all for me. I love the clothes and homes. I love to see how rich people spend their days and nights. For me, it is a peek into a different world. It's a world that I don't need to be a part of, but I am very curious about.
Then last Tuesday's episode stuck a cord for me. It was no longer these characters living a crazy lifestyle, but real people with real problems. When I saw Gretchen learning to give Jeff TPN for nutrition, I had a very real flashback to the day Melanie and I learned it for my mom. I remember Melanie taking notes so that she didn't miss a step and we could later teach Sandy . I remember being nervous about it, even though I'm a nurse and had done it hundreds of times for others. I remember mom asking us to keep giving it to her in her final days because she didn't want to starve to death. All of these very real emotions came back to me. Caring for a sick family member is the hardest thing you will do in your life. It is also the most rewarding. Gretchen certainly has the means to hire someone to do these things, but chooses to do it herself. So to Gretchen, gold-digger or not, I send you warm wishes for continued strength to help the one you love.