Filed under: Girl Crush Wednesday
It’s taken me a really long time to write this post. I have been feeling torn about what to write about the untimely death of Whitney Houston. First off, it is very sad. Poor Bobbi Kristina is only 18 years old and will have to navigate the rest of her life without her mommy. It brought me back to when my father died unexpectedly last year. These young people who die unexpectedly – well, their deaths are rarely TRULY unexpected. My dad had years of uncontrolled high blood pressure and alcohol abuse before he died last year at the age of 52. Whitney struggled for years with her own demons – alcohol, drugs, who knows what else. And now she is dead.
But boy, didn’t she fill our lives with joy? Her songs are truly the soundtrack of my life – even more than Micheal Jackson. She showed us you can be talented and loving and well, human. None of us is perfect. We all strive to be the best version of ourselves and each day we make some progress. Unfortunately, Whitney did not have enough time to become her best self. Either way, we have gotten to see a wonderful talent for nearly 30 years. And somewhere there is a bright star shining for her light, extinguished too soon.
May her voice, “The Voice,” always inspire us to feel joyous and remember her spirit.
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