But truly, she has made me proud! Without a doubt Whitney's voice was a gift from God that she shared with the world. Being only a year older than her, I watched her blossom as the Queen of Pop. She was the first bioafied female African-American cross-over artist.
There was no stopping Whitney! None! Two more movies, Waiting To Exhale and The Preachers Wife made it clear that she was indeed an actress too. She seemed to be on top of the world and everyone wanted her personal life to parallel with her career/There were early rumors that she and one of her good friends were lovers and to dispel these rumors we started to see her more and more with men on her shoulders in public.
My heart went out to her. I will never forget that Diane Sawyer interview. Most people were laughing at her quote, Crack is Whack," but I was stuck with something else she said, "Just continue to pray for me." That's exactly what I did! I prayed for her often. I understood that she was in a fight for her life. Addiction is cunning and relentless and I knew she would need all the prayer she could get. Each time I saw a picture of her looking less than what God created her to be, I was saddened and would pray harder.
I Look To You!!
But I gotta be honest. No one was happier than me when she made her come back. I have never in my life purchased an album the first day of its release until, I look To You! That album was wonderful!
Yeah, people had shit to say. "She's lost it," I heard a lot. And I wondered why people couldn't just be proud that she had kicked addiction long enough to pull herself together and be the Diva we knew her to be. I couldn't understand it. Nonetheless, I was proud! She looked better than ever! I loved the album and I thought I Didn't Know My Own Strength was powerful! It spoke to my circumstance but also to hers. It seemed like she was back, but addiction is cunning and I continued to pray.
She fought for her marriage until she started to drown with the ship, and like a warrior, she fought for her life and climbed out of that ship with her last breath and made it to dry land. She was a fighter for sure! She fought addiction in the public and that was no easy task in the face of Social Media.
People were cruel, but she kept pressing her way. Her comeback was a comeback for sure. Even in the face of addiction, once she was back, she was back and never stopped fighting She finished filming the remake of the movie Sparkle, just a year out of rehab. She was one hell of a woman. She never stopped fighting to be the woman God intended for her to be! I will forever be one of her biggest fans! Rest In Peace Whitney... I Will ALWAYS Love you!!
|Let's Keep Bobbi Christina in our prayers. Addiction runs in families and with a mother and a father with a history, we need to surround her in prayer.|
Whitney was the first black woman to appear on the cover of Seventeen... She was 16 or 17 years old..
My favorite Whitney Houston Song is, Tell Me No! It's been my ring tone for years... She lived this!
I have always loved this A T and T commercial.. No matter where I was or what I was doing in the house when it came on, I stopped and watched... For Real...