This is a very difficult post for me to write, especially with my eyes so full of tears.
I had a different post planned for today.
I certainly didn't plan on talking about the death of Whitney Houston!
I was so shocked to read the news. All I could do was cry. My hands were shaking so bad I could hardly hold the phone to call and tell my daughter.
She was one of my all time favorite singers. I first saw Whitney in concert in the mid 80's I think she had just put out her first album. I actually had the chance to meet her. It was in a hotel lobby I was staying at (obviously she was staying there too) and we passed by each other. I gasped and said "oh my gosh that's Whitney Houston!" She turned around and smiled at me and waved.
The time was 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The thuds seemed to be coming from the room below. The voice of a man, loud and urgent, followed.I know she has had a very rough life, but I will always remember her as one of the most beautiful woman with THE most incredibly beautiful voice! To me she will always be an icon.
It was only later that she learned the news: Whitney Houston, a guest in the room below hers, had died.
Cause of death: Unclear.
Time pronounced: 3:55 p.m., February 11, 2012.
Age: A mere 48.
The shock and grief from fans worldwide was immediate: Houston's pipes and presence, her grit and glamor had made her an icon.
This is how I choose to remeber her -
Whitney, I will always love you!
She was so beautiful and full of life!