Goodbye Whitney Houston

"I Will Always Love You" "Saving All My Love For You" "The Greatest Love Of All" "I'm Every Woman" "How Will I Know" "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
These songs will live on as a reminder of one of the greatest singers of all time.  She sold more than 170 million albums and earned numerous awards including six Grammys.  The world adored her even as she struggled to believe she was good enough.  During her 48 years she was a daughter, wife, mother, singer, actress, model, and producer.
A star shined brighter in Heaven today as Whitney Houston was laid to rest in her hometown.  Her last earthly stop was the church she had grown up in where she was surrounded by the love of her family and friends.  In the early years she was a superstar with a God given voice that could fill a room with its clear beautiful tones.  In later years amid a turbulent marriage she would succumb to the fame and drug addiction leaving some to believe she had lost her way.
 
From everything I have seen on tv this past week I don't think she ever lost her faith.  I think the consequences of some of her choices became too much for her to overcome.  It seems she was struggling to turn around her life, succeeding at times and failing at times.  In those last moments I think God softly said, "My child, you are weary and losing this battle.  The time has come for you to join Me so you can rest".  
Sometimes we may think we have lost sight of God.  The good news is He hasn't lost sight of us as He patiently waits with arms wide open.  Our prayers go out for the loved ones she left behind as they struggle to continue on without her.  Rest in God's eternal peace, Whitney, rest in peace.