I've just heard the news - Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48. Her music was my soundtrack of the Winter of 1985. She got us through crushes, school dances and went on to make one of my favourite movies.
I love The Preacher's Wife and when we visited a very pretty small town one afternoon, I said it reminds me of the movie. I longed to live in a small community with a quaint backdrop. We ended up moving to that small town and I never forgot that moment, standing in the middle of the town park....
I can only thank Whitney for inspiring the life I have now.
I can remember so vividly seeing The Bodyguard. All these years later I can still remember exactly who I was with, which theatre we went to, how I felt about where I was in my life. Strange to think that a movie is a marker in my life.
In fact...when I think about it....her music and movies have consitently marked moments in my life and for that, I thank her.
RIP Whitney - You died too young, you will be missed.