|A Los Angeles Childhood - Remembering Whitney Houston Part 2|
|Monday, 05 March 2012 13:14|
Whitney was listed in the 2009 Guinness World Records as the most awarded female act of all time, and one of the world’s best selling music artists. She sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. She was the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. l Billboard Hot 100 Hits, and had two number one Billboard 200 "Album Awards”. Her album Whitney, 1987 became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
Whitney received her first Grammy awarded to her in 1986 by her cousin Dionne Warwick. This year there were tributes to her. Yes she had problems but none of that spoils what she gave me.
I watched her funeral celebration of her life and it was clear to see that she was loved and remembered as a child of God.
As I watched the hearse pull away with the body that was Whitney Elizabeth Houston, I heard the love of her by so many people who performed, gave praises. After two hours of television coverage, I had to see her alive just one more time. That is the beauty of fame and film. I streamed "Waiting to Exhale".
My friend Martha came to visit with me last week from Silver City. We celebrated Whitney's life. We watched The Body Guard. I enjoyed it when I first saw it in 1992. We listened to her on Martha's iPod all the way to Albuquerque and back to Santa Fe. It has become a ritual, a way to honor the dead. This was a way to keep her with us little longer. That night we tried to find her movie, The Preacher's Wife, but were unable to find it on Netflix streaming. We did however find all of her music videos and watched three hours of those. I don't know how long this will last. It seems to be like a needle stuck in an LP track, never ending. I may just have to go "cold turkey" and end the obsession. But I just want to have it last a little longer. Right now it's just a little too soon to say.
Whitney, may you rest in peace and may your name be for a blessing.
And for all of you out there who posted your memories of what Whitney Houston was to you on Facebook, may this blog help you to feel part of a large group of fans who will always love her. Whitney Houston: August 9, 1962-February 11, 2012.
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