I was so sad to hear the news of Whitney Houston’s passing this weekend. As someone who lost their father to substance abuse at about the same age, I really feel for her daughter and family. Even though the cause of death hasn’t been discovered yet, it seems like the most plausible option, or at least one that helped lead to her early death.
My fondest memories of her music are…
1. My kindergarten graduation where we sang “Greatest Love of All”.
2. My wedding where my good friend Janice and I started singing “Greatest Love of All” and got an entire drunken bus of about thirty people to sing along with us.
3. Lip synching and creating a dance routine to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” in my mom’s acid washed denim and zipper dress.
4. Finding out that my youngest sister was conceived the night my parents went to see Whitney’s Bodyguard Tour in Las Vegas.
She will be missed!