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My Nana when she was a 16 year old prom queen.

My mother sent this to me this morning.  I have never seen this particular image of my Nana.  It had me in tears.  She is so beautiful and sweet and it radiates out of her semi nervous smile in this image.  What an incredible way to start a Monday!

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Momma’s favorite: Phoebe Snow

When mom was young she listened to Phoebe Snow, and when I was young she played her for me. I used to love listening to her sing along to the melodies. Phoebe Snow’s harmonies were truly unique. Her execution was calm, creative, strong and haunting. Ill be drawn to her voice always.

Rest in peace, Phoebe.

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Backstage Swag

This is a backstage shot from one of mom’s shows. Isn’t she so cute? I’ve made that face my whole life. I’m making it right now as I type for no reason.

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Mothers were children once too!

How cute was my mom when she was a kid!? She was a strawberry blonde, Berkeley girl. Too much!!!

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Dedication to Aunty Whitney

This is a song by my mother called “Angel”. Hearing her sing it now and thinking about Aunty Whitney makes it even more beautiful. A sincere dedication from our family to yours.

My angel
You were like an angel
And I think that all should know, that…
That you’re now an angel

Now that you’re living with our Lord
You were everything that I know to be right
You were a guiding light
With the time that you had

Never will we forget you
You brought us so much joy
Into all our lives, and you
Showed us how to love

We had each other then
Wish you’d shared your pain
Maybe you’d still be here
We never knew your fears
Wish you’d let us in
Maybe then, you’d still be here, cause…

You were like an angel
And I think that all should know, that…
That you’re now an angel
Now that you’re living with our Lord
Angel
You were like an angel
And I think that all should know, that…
(You’re my angel)
You’re now an angel
Now that you’re living with our Lord

You were everything so sweet and so kind
You were that guiding light, in so many lives
Never stop missing you
You stay on my mind
Now it’s hard to not cry

We had each other then
Wish you’d shared your pain
Maybe you’d still be here
We never knew your fears
Wish you’d let us in
Maybe then, you’d still be here, cause…

You were like an angel
And I think that all should know, that…
You’re now an angel
(I want the world to know)
Now that you’re living with our Lord
Angel
You were like an angel
And I think that all should know, that…
(You’re my angel)
You’re now an angel
Now that you’re living with our Lord
(Said you’re my angel)
You were like an angel
My angel
And I think that all should know, that…
You’re now an angel
Now that you’re living with our Lord
Angel
Sweet angel

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My momma and me

I don’t even know how to start. My mom had me when she was 18 years old. She was just a kid. We’ve grown up together in some ways. As a woman now, I sit back and think about everything she was at once: a wife, mother, superstar, CEO, daughter, leader and friend. I’m definitely missing some things. When did she have time to be herself? I’ve always been my momma’s bodyguard. I’ve always adored her and appreciated her more than she realizes. No one in my life affects me the way she does. God paired us up for a reason. We never give up on each other. I’m so proud of her spirit. She has given the world so much art. She gives God so much praise. Any kind of force is also a force to be reckoned with. Mom definitely is. That’s why she is forever an inspiration. I love this woman with all my heart. I’m so blessed that she is my momma.

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My aunt died today.

Her spirit was too big for her body. She was so many things to so many people: A loving daughter, sister and mother; friend and true artist. Too much to list honestly. To me she was my aunty, my mother’s best friend since I was a child. The shock of her passing made time stop for a moment. The sadness of her leaving this earth is unreasonable. Aunty Whitney, I love you. Thank you for all of the memories, advice, and love. Momma, you two will forever have a bond that can never be broken. I’m sorry you lost your best friend. I’m so sorry for everyone that she lost herself.

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