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{February 19, 2012}   Whitney Houston

I was wondering what I’d blog about next b/c I was really at a loss for a topic.

And then Whitney Houston died.

I found out while I was at a homecoming basketball game . My best friend tapped me and told me. I didn’t believe him and told him to get off Twitter b/c they love to kill off celebs. But he said he was on CNN and you know that when CNN reports something it’s real. A mutual friend said that he’d seen it on CNN too.

I called my other best friend and she screamed at me through the phone. She didn’t believe me but I told her to go to CNN. She told me she’d email me and hung up.

I’d said that I wasn’t going to blog about her death b/c every other blogger was doing so.

But I changed my mind

There’s really not much about her that I can say that hasn’t already been said. You know, how great of an actress and singer she was.  Her life as a wife and mother. Her ups and downs and lastly, her impact on music as a whole. It’s all been said in one form or another. I will just add that I think she had one the prettiest smiles ever and such pretty teeth.

A friend of mine said something I hate that I can’t remember verbatim. It was about how a lot of people’s favorite Whitney Houston songs were remakes. (Greatest Love of All and I Will Always Love You).  She also mentioned how quite a few people (myself included) have forgotten about the originals.   I do know that Dolly Parton sang I Will Always Love You but I will admit that I have no idea who sang Greatest Love of All before she did. Whitney Houston made those songs her own

Some bloggers discussed who they felt was worthy of doing tributes to her.

Here is my dream list

  • Monica
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Jori
  • Tamar Davis
  •  Adele*
  • Mariah Carey
  • Celine Dion
  • Tamia
  • Chante Moore
  • My church/childhood friend Janae

It really doesn’t matter to me which songs of hers they sing though I’d prefer Monica sing You Give Good Love and Christina Aguilera sing Run to You. I’ve seen clips of them sing these songs on YouTube and they did wonderful jobs.

Jori has done snippets of  You Give Good Love and I Love the Lord. I want her to do the whole songs.

*Adele is still growing on me, very slowly I might add, but I think I’d want to hear her do a Whitney Houston classic.

The funeral service was beautiful. I cried so much my head was throbbing when it was over. I almost couldn’t take it when they lifted her casket in the air and carried her out to I Will Always Love You. This was when I learned that not only do I snort when I laugh hard but I also do it when I’m crying hard.

And now whenever I hear that song I will think she’s singing it in regards to her passing.

Everybody pretty much has that one song by her that will now bring tears to their eyes. I have 3 and this was before she died so imagine how I feel now when I hear them. Those three songs are Jesus Loves Me, the intro to I’m Every Woman and Joy to the World.

Someone tweeted me the link to her funeral program. 11 pages and on the last page is a letter her mother wrote to her. Read it here.

Whitney Houston has now joined that choir of legends entertaining God in Heaven. I hope she rests in peace.

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{February 2, 2012}   Update on my birthday

Birthday plans have been cancelled.

I’m sorry.

Feel free to contact me if you wish



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