Dear Chrisley Nation:
Hello, extended family! I hope you enjoyed Tuesday night’s episode. Believe me: it was a lot more fun to SEE this week’s episode than it was to BE in this week’s episode. I’m just glad our little experiment of Todd playing the starring role of Mr. Mom Meets Dr. Dolittle is over…
As parents, we’ve all had the experience of our kids volunteering our services without letting us know. Thank God Julie is a pro! She’s been fielding these last-minute requests for as long as our kids have been alive. You need cookies for the bake sale? You got it. Extra credit homework assignment? She’s on it. CAN YOU BABYSIT MY HEDGEHOG? I’m sorry, but that is above and beyond. I don’t care if Julie can walk or not. That thing is never coming back into our house!
I will say this though -- I’m not a dog person in the least, but I do feel like Lilo and I have reached an understanding. Plus, I just get a kick out of how much Chase loves her. If she makes him happy, she makes me happy. (I didn’t think I would be saying that about Chase and a dog? But, hey, the Lord works in mysterious ways!)
Now on a serious note, I wanted to share something else from this week that was completely unexpected. I was contacted by my manager about a woman who posted on Instagram that her 77-year-old mother Patsy Kelly is living with terminal AML Leukemia. Both mother and daughter are fans of the show and asked if we could send Patsy a video message. I can’t explain what happened next other than it was so clear to me that God was bringing us together, so I asked if Patsy would be willing to hop on FaceTime.
To say that our chat moved me is the understatement of a lifetime. The ability to connect with another person I’ve never met before and share in her experience was a true blessing for this family. We all took turns talking to Patsy over the phone and we are better off for meeting her. Patsy’s spirit, humor, and positivity lifted us up in ways I wasn’t expecting. So, thank you, Patsy, for the reminder of why we’re all here -- to be kind and lift each other up. What a beautiful experience that I will carry in my heart forever.
I cannot stress enough how much it means to us to have the best fans in the world. Thank you for your continued support of our family and for sharing in this crazy experience. Things may not always go as planned, but at least life’s full of wonderful surprises.
I look forward to talking to you again next week and hope to share some exciting updates!