So much to say... I woke up early this morning with Queen Aretha (my Auntie in my heart) on my mind. Her song “God will take care of you” in particular. It’s from her critically acclaimed and BEST selling Gospel Album of ALL Time #AmazingGrace . My Mom raised me on Aretha’s music.
So her music is very PERSONAL to me and my life. As I know it is to so many millions of others worldwide. She was truly an International Treasure. For me music has been and continues to be a life sustainer. Make no mistake my faith in God is my source. However, he creates and blesses us with music from an extraordinaire like Aretha! My mother kept her music, gospel AND secular on constant play in our home. I mean we sung (both my parents were singers) to her music, cleaned the house, cooked dinner, baked, car trips, parties, holidays you name it...some Aretha music was most likely playing in the background. Her music helped me get through the darkest days of my mother’s passing. It was the one normal thing of the past I could grasp that kept me sane. The Ultimate Soundtrack of our lives.
I guess my spirit knew today would be the day we’d have to say good bye....😢 Rest Well Queen! THANK YOU! 🙏🏽❤️ You were the Legend of Legends. What an EXTRAORDINARY Iife you lived! All hail the Queen! #QueenofSoul#ArethaFranklin#GreatestSingerofALLTime#LegendofLegends#GOAT#ExtraordinaryLife#RIP 👑👑👑💙💙💙💔😭😭😭 Yes this is one of the original 8 Track Tapes from my Mother’s music collection. I couldn’t part with it when she passed. Of course now in my adult life I own this album in multiple forms: cassette, CD, and now Apple Music. Her music will forever be a constant in my life...❤️❤️❤️