Dear Chrisley Nation:
Can I tell you how nice it is to be back? Since last week, we have really enjoyed hearing from the fans about the new episodes of the show. And I just love connecting with all of you on Facebook Live. Thank you so much for checking in every week. Let’s keep it going!
Now, listen. A lot of people thought I was crazy to do a rehearsal of my funeral this week, and let me tell you something -- what would be crazier is to think that my family could pull off something right without my help!
In all seriousness, I think this week’s episode really illustrates what I have come to believe about life and, in particular, about legacy: our children are everything. Julie and I have raised good kids and that gives our lives meaning -- more than anything else that may be a part of our story.
Everyone should be so lucky to hear what might be said about themselves after they die. We had a lot of jokes going into this funeral exercise, but I was BLOWN AWAY by the things I heard that day. Do I trust Chase to pick out the flowers for the service? Hell no! Or Savannah to get my ass from the morgue to the funeral home? Not on your life! But I do believe that all of my children are growing into fine people, and that makes me more proud than anything else in this life.
Speaking of pride, good on Savannah for turning around her bad attitude this week. I think people forget -- myself included sometimes -- that she’s only 19 and still figuring out how to be an adult. Step one? Lose the ‘tude and do what you say you’re going to do! Julie and I were appalled to find out that she had been shirking on her responsibilities as Miss Tennessee. She made good on her promises though. Not only were we pleased with how she handled herself at the pet adoption, but I think both Savannah and Grayson found the experience fulfilling when they found that dog a home. Win-win.
Mostly, this week just serves as a reminder that life is precious and that every day is a gift. Take the time to hug your kids a little tighter and tell your family how much you love them. You never know what’s going to happen, so stay close and never leave things unsaid.
God bless all of you and have a safe holiday weekend.
Until next time,