Kate Gosselin ~ Norma Desmond?


Every cover of every supermarket rag....

Troubling and sad. Many are taking the opportunity to connect the weaknesses of 2 damaged parents and make it an indictment on all large families. I don't think it's about family life any more, it's about FAME and the pursuit of it and material goods.

I find it not a coincidence, but hollywood formulaic, that Kate's also doing the caught-in-a-bikini shot on the cover of a recent magazine. That's always good for some media time especially when coupled with heartache. It works for Jennifer Aniston after Brad Pitt and Kate Hudson after break-ups.

I can't help but think Kate Gosselin is promoting her self and her interests and her marketability and I am left to wonder when did she stop feeling like a momma bear about protecting her children from all of this? Wouldn't most of us want to run and hide from all this? Wouldn't we want to save our marriage, circle the wagons, retreat into healing? It doesn't seem like doubling the amount of shows they are doing is any way to really save a marriage, as it is what seems to be driving Jon away.

I'm struck with the image of Kate's becoming like Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard. A tragic, lonely woman looking for attention and turning her face toward the bright lights and cameras, oblivious to the destruction and reality, "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille."



I've been thinking of a Saint for this family, one to pray to for intercessory prayers. When it comes to media relations and reaching out to the lost, I think of Pope John Paul II. Although the church is still discerning his sainthood, there is a prayer for his intercession. JPII was devoted to the Holiest of Mothers, The Blessed Virgin Mary....may she intercede in her motherly way. Let us pray....

8 comments:

Therese said...

This is so sad! I think you are right to say we need to pray for them! Thanks for sharing! I also am saddened by all of the big family bashing going on as a result of stories like this and octomom. It is not about the number of kids...I'll stop here before this turns into a blog post of it's own!

liebchen77 said...

I also feel for Kate & Jon's children. She made the comment that having a production and filming staff catching their every move is "normal" for her kids--therefore not anything negative.

This is exactly how sin takes root in our culture--with us justifying bad choices by excusing them as "normal." Think of all the "alternative lifestyles" we have to choose from and celebrate.

I will pray to JP the Great (I just love him!!) for this family--especially for the parents to wake up and appreciate how precious their children are. They deserve to be chilren and not a commodity to be exploited for money and fame.

Christine said...

I think she is caught up in the "fame" game. They have a million dollar house they now need to pay for. So lost. So so lost. If you take your eyes off of heaven......oh the path can be a dangerous and often deadly one.

JPII hear our prayers.

Jamie said...

Pride. The root of all evil. So much pride. If she'd just let go of it all, (including the money) and humble herself, there's a marriage that could be saved.

Shelly said...

i totally agree with you [as usual!]

JPII pray for us!

regan said...

i, too, agree with you. and as for the part about saving her marriage...well, she doesn't really need him now to help her take care of all those babies. fame is her meal ticket, nanny help, vacations galore, etc. so sad what greed will make us do...

Dirtdartwife said...

Now that the kids are older, I'm afraid she won't "need" Jon anymore. I always felt she treated him poorly and I really wish they would do like you mentioned... circle the wagon and retreat inward. I will pray for them.

Sarah said...

It's a mess, and not just this family. They chose this avenue in which to raise their kids . . . I am struck by her need to have and do so much for the kids, too. Like, she always says it's about the kids. If, on average, most folks don't remember much before age 5 or so . . . what was the point with Disneyland etc.???? They will eventually watch these videos and get all the bad stuff anyway . . . they won't be hiding this garbage from their kids very long. It's just so sad!!

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