I had intended to only write Valentine posts leading up to the 14th. But, I couldn’t let this tremendous moment in music history pass without mentioning it.
I couldn’t get my hands on that album fast enough, and after I did, I listened and listened. Every song was ingrained in my brain and every emotion was felt through her incredible voice. I may have not experienced half of the feelings she was portraying in her music yet, but her voice carried me into the stories of love, loss, and happiness. I was hooked.
Whitney Houston will always have a special place in my heart. I won’t pretend to know her, or understand her, or fathom what she went through in her career, her marriage, or as a mother. All I know is that her voice reached me, as well as so many other people in this world. And just as this Internet gives me a voice to reach out to others in a way I still have yet to grasp, her voice will carry on further than her passing.
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they posses inside
Give them a sense of pride
To make it easier
Let the children’s laughter
Remind us how we used to be”
Rest in peace, Ms. Whitney Houston. And thank you for making my heart sing.
Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone
Crying as I read the words to this very song that always affected me, even as a teen. I sang this with a friend in one of those “record your own song” booths (karaoke-ish) in Niagara Falls so many years ago. Thanks for reminding all the mamas of these very special words.
Yes! The recording booths for teens! Now we have Amercian Idol…
It was an important song for me too. Thanks for sharing your memory.