This weekend, Adeline and I are in Atlanta at NAMS7, a blogging/internet marketing conference (If you are a blogger, you really should check out this conference. REALLY amazing learning experience.)
Last night I was at dinner with some blogging friends attending the conference (including Sami, Erin and Andrea) when I heard the news that Whitney Houston had died.
Her music is definitely part of my childhood soundtrack.
The Greatest Love of all was probably my favorite Whitney song. Here is a clip of her singing it at the Grammys in 1986.
As a mother, the lyrics have taken on new meaning:
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
What is your favorite Whitney song or memory?
I like a lot of her songs, especially “I will always love you.” My favorite “Whitney memory” was a time when a friend and I, as freshmen in high school, got into the senior lounge after school hours and were just being silly, jumping on the couches and singing Whitney songs at the top of our lungs. :0)
For Christmas in ’92, my parents, sister & I went to Myrtle Beach. We had never gone away for Christmas before, but my dad wanted to go after having a rough year. Since we didn’t have anywhere to go on Christmas Day, we went to the movies. It was between The Bodyguard and A Few Good Men. Dad was gracious and took his girls to go see The Bodyguard. We didn’t go to the movies very often so anytime we went was a treat. And I can say with some certainty that that was the last time I ever went to the movies with Dad.
Sami Cone says
Whitney was my first concert as a child 🙂
SO great sharing the weekend with you & Adeline!
I went to a concert where different schools were performing. For the first time The School for the Deaf came on stage. The kids sang and signed “One Moment in Time” and you could see from their faces and the passion with which they performed that they were living it.