Whitney Houston, died Saturday from unknown causes at this time, what a shame and waste of a beautiful and talented woman. So many strive all their lives to achieve a small portion of what God had Granted her, and to see such a human being so filled with gifts lose her battle to continue to serve his offerings is so hard to grasp. What some of us would give to be so fortunate.
How do you wrap around this? Not easy…
As one of her songs say “The Greatest Gift Of All” she did have it all, and she managed to throw it all away for what?
I know my writings are the feelings of many.
WE hate she is gone, we are saddened to lose her, and at such a young age. But, we are angry at the same time. (Going through the four stages of grief).
So, now everyone looks for someone or something to blame, pointing fingers, accusing others of her downfalls, when in reality, it is all Whitney.
WE are the keepers of our castles, and of our lives, it is our choice to do what we do, and when we do it.
No one can be arrogant enough to think they should take credit for her mistakes…Whitney was a smart and intelligent woman, who truly made some very bad choices, and decisions, however bottom line, she made them, and I find it hard to sympathize. I do feel terribly sorry for her family, Mom, and Daughter who now have to carry the grief of her misfortunes.
Coming from a very dis-functional family environment myself, and years of abuse, being kidnapped, raped and almost killed, loosing my home to a fire, and so on, I found the strength to either blame life and become another statistic, or do what ever I could to make my life count. I put myself through school, worked from the age of 11, and never looked back..I have no addictions other than being addicted to life, my God, my husband, my career, my children and grandchildren. I make mistakes, but I am a far better person for taking the right path, and being accountable.
Whitney you were one of my idols, my inspiration, my Angel of Voice. As an Aspiring singer many years ago, I wanted so much to be as good as you, your vocal range, your adversity was profound. Never will there ever be anyone who can sing and bring meaning to song like you. How dare you take that away from us, from me. I am trying hard to forgive, but must honestly say, it is going to be very hard.
One of your biggest fans.