Cissy Houston’s Last Words to Whitney

Cissy Houston with her "Nippy", Whitney Elizabeth Houston.

Whitney Houston had a special bond with her mother.  She and Bobbi Kristina seem to share the same bond.  And while Cissy Houston was grieving in a way that may have been too deep for words, she still managed to put together very beautiful words for the Homegoing program.

Her words, so eloquent, are a telling account of a mother’s clairvoyance in her relationship with her child.  She said she knew she wouldn’t have her daughter long:

“You always gave without expecting anything in return and our love was the force that multiplied these blessings higher and higher. I never told you that when you were born the Holy Spirit told me that you would not be with me long and I thank God for the beautiful flower he allowed me to raise and cherish for 48 years.”

God said it’s time Nippy; your work is done. The other day on February 11th He came for you. But not without warning. For two months now I have been depressed, crying, lonesome and sad not knowing why…”

The full letter was posted by Essence magazine.  Read the rest of her words here.

-J.C. Brooks


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