It’s been a minute since I’ve posted mainly because I was furiously working to execute my book release party which happened Friday night and my book release which will be on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, and everything else in my life…but I’m back:)
I had planned on posting about my party, but in light of the tragic news of Whitney Houston’s passing today, I feel it is more appropriate to post about that at a later date so stay tuned to see all of the pictures from my party…
Whitney Houston, like she was for countless others, was on the soundtrack of my life…I remember seeing her first album cover when I was in the fifth grade and had just started to obsess over my appearance. I had started to develop, but I was chubby and wore huge glasses. Confidence in my looks I did not possess….When I heard all of the boys admiring Whitney’s beauty on that first album cover as we rode home from school on the bus one day, I hoped one day to possess the beauty she exuded…
I remember her song “How Will I Know” that was released when I was in middle school. It perfectly captured the bewilderment I experienced as I first started to feel romantic stirrings for some of the boys I met in middle school. Did he love me? Or was I just fooling myself? How will I know? I smile now recalling how serious I thought all of that was at the time. Those boys were probably still wearing Underoos at the time, and I was obsessing if they loved me…Foolish youth!
I could go on and on recalling the moments of my life that her voice and her presence touched, but more than anything, I just pray for her family and friends that actually knew the woman behind that heavenly talent…And I pray Heaven is just where she is this morning…
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8
And I hope she is singing this song face to face with the Father this morning…”I Love the Lord” featuring the Georgia Mass Choir…(I loved “The Preacher’s Wife!”)
Peace be unto you Whitney…
3 thoughts on “We Will Always Love Whitney…”
Beautiful blog about a woman who many of us grew up with…I had said many prayers for her to overcome whatever she was going through but the Lord knows best……..so he did answer the prayer and I know she is at peace.
Today I just became overwhelmed with sadness … she was so young!!! And had touched so many lives. What an amazing thing to have a concert and people from 15 to 50 are singing your songs and nodding their heads. She will never be forgotten and has definitely left much to be remembered.
i saw her in Atlanta in 92 at the Omni. Bobby was there. She told him on stage that she was pregnant. Second only to Stevie and Prince, it was the best concert i ever saw. i will truly miss her.