Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.
When iconic individuals touch our lives, they become an integral part of our existence. This past Saturday, I was consumed with CNN and the coverage of Whitney Houston’s going home celebration. I came of age with Whitney Houston and while growing up, I looked to her as a style setter. Whether it was her fun, spunky vibe or later the sophisticated woman she matured into with the glamor and gowns, I likeso many menopausebarbees of today wanted to be just like Whitney! I adored everything about her;from the gift ofher voice, that infectious laugh, and the coy twinkle in her eye.I was inspired by Whitney and was saddenedto witnessher personal trials and tribulations. In myheart,I believed andlike many of us,had hopes thatshe would prevail. That is why when I first saw on a facebook news stream and then immediately turned on CNN and learned thatshe had passed, I was heartbroken and in utter disbelief. I looked forward to enjoying all that was yet to come with this incomparable talent.Whitney’s song titles express my sentiments…I Will Always Love You, as you taught me that I am indeed Every Woman! I Get So Emotional realizing that you are gone, and wonder Why Does it Hurt So Bad and Where Do Broken Hearts Go?For How Will I Know what was yet to unfold? Whitney, you are gone, and while I’mWaiting to Exhale, I realizeIt’s not Right, but it’sGonna BeO.K., because All at Once, it hit me, I will still Look to You, as you left us the Greatest Love of All, the Gift of your Voice! And a sweet melody to remind us all that yes, Jesus Loves Me.