Honoring Whitney Houston: Our Fallen Sister
Dear Family, Friends, and Fans of Whitney Houston,
I send my condolences to you all. As my mother says, “Angels visit, but ultimately they belong to God.” To Bobbi Kristina, her beautiful daughter, I pray that you find peace. And to the musical giants that raised her, thank you for inspiring the woman who inspires so many. To her mother gospel singer Cissy Houston, her cousin Dionne Warwick, and her god-mother legendary singer Aretha Franklin, I pray that you know that your work and love was not in vain. Whitney’s voice, her gift from God, touched, and is still touching millions.
On tonight’s Grammy Awards, LL Cool J lovingly and eloquently referred to her as our “fallen sister.” If we would let people know that they are loved before their passing, our lives and theirs would be so much more enriched. Despite any turbulence that she faced in her life, her love for life, confidence, and outgoing personality was evident throughout every stage of her life. Whitney was instrumental in changing the image of young black women in the late 80’s when she debuted her first album and her pristine “girl next door” image. There was no denying that she was beautiful. She graced the cover of magazines, even the coveted Teen Vogue.
Let’s remember Whitney for her gift. The Bible says that our gifts will make room for us and bring us before great men (Proverbs 18:16). Whitney will forever be in the rooms of our hearts and minds. : )
Heres the link to my personal favorite song that she sang: “When You Believe“
Check out LL Cool J’s heart touching Grammy opening:
Question: What’s your favorite Whitney Houston song?