Feb 13 2012

More Than a Song

Some songs are more than just a song..  When you hear it you are transported to a place back in time.  You remember what you were feeling, maybe even the way it smelled in the room where you hear it. 

Had one of those moments when I heard Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney Houston at the Grammy's.

Her song "The Greatest Love of All" transports me back to my mom's kitchen, doing dishes the old fashioned way (by hand) and my sister and I grabbing the wooden spoons and pretending they were microphones.  

Whitney's legacy will hopefully be the impact her songs had on us,  not her mistakes.  That's what we all want, really.  For people to remember the good times, not the bad. The things you did right, not the things you did wrong.

Just so sad.  Her surprising death at 48 years old, and the fact that she leaves behind an 18 year old daughter makes you think about what your family and friends will remember about you when you are gone. 

Hopefully my kids will remember my love for them, and remember me carrying on the "singing with wooden spoons" tradition, thankfully they'll probably never remember washing dishes by hand, that's what that new fangled invention called a dishwasher is for! 

What good times do you want your family to remember about you...

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2/13/2012 8:57:13 AM
Jim "Genuine" Turner United States
Jim "Genuine" Turner
Chances are if you worry about being a good parent and leaving a legacy it is not something you truly need to worry about.  Good for you about teaching traditions to your kids.  Some of my favorite memories growing up was doing chores like after dinner dishes.
2/13/2012 9:02:46 AM
Michelle Caldwell United States
Michelle Caldwell
I have just been surprised that know one has mentioned Whitney's movie and soundtrack from the Preacher Wife.

That soundtrack moved me to recommitt my life to the Lord and ive never looked back. At the time I had just lost my step mom. Please play some of the music off thers today in memory of how God did use Whitney and that no matter what she was a child of King. I ask everyone to prayer for her daighter. I know God has great plans for her daughter.
2/13/2012 9:15:51 AM
Lisa Karabatsos United States
Lisa Karabatsos
I just heard on the radio that Whitney performed publically Thursday night.  Her last song to sing... "Jesus Loves Me".
2/14/2012 10:19:16 AM
evena United States
evena
I love you Amanda you are so real and down to earth,i listen to klove at wk at home. You make me feel special all the time with your words os encouragement. The only thing i don,t sometimes is the repeats of the same artrist all the time.
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