Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Finds Best Way to Honor Mom (VIDEO)

It has been a month since Whitney Houston tragically died in a bathtub in a hotel in Los Angeles. When she died, she left her only child, 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina, without a mother and grieving in a way that only people who have been in that position can possibly understand. In her first interview, Bobbi Kristina told Oprah Winfrey that she still feels her mother and talks to her on occasion. And if she does, then good for her.

When a person dies, they leave those behind with a massive hole. Why wouldn't Bobbi Kristina still "talk" to her mother? There is nothing crazy about that. She will spend the rest of her life mourning the woman who meant so much to her.

Bobbi Kristina tells Oprah:



I can sing her music, but to hear it now, I can't. I can hear her voice telling me to keep moving, baby, I gotcha. She's always with me. I can always feel her with me. She used to always say, 'Do you need me?' And I said, 'I always need you.'

She always will need her. But the smartest thing she can do is keep on moving and honoring her mother by singing her songs. Certainly Whitney probably sang to her daughter a lot when she was a child and it is through song that these two are united.

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It is amazing how quickly the press (and mean Internet commenters) has taken to stomping on a grieving 18-year-old. She was once buffered by her famous mama, but now she is 100 percent at the mercy of the media. They are calling her a drug addict and gossiping about her breakdowns in the immediate aftermath of losing her mom.

The cruelty is unbelievable. She probably NEEDS to talk to her mother to get through it. But maybe it is part of the healing process. Maybe because she talks to her and believes she is still with her, she is able to grieve.

Who are we to judge the way someone grieves? Some will likely say her giving this interview is a move for publicity. But I think it is the opposite. She will get publicity no matter what she does. By doing this interview, Whitney's daughter is taking her mother's memory back and reclaiming it. She is making it clear that all those people saying hateful things are wrong about the kind of person her mother was.

She told Oprah:

No one knows what an amazing spirit she was," she says. "She wasn't only a mother, she was a best friend. She was a sister, a comforter. The spirit that she had .... touched everyone.

Yes. She was. And that is how the people who love her remember her best. Hopefully Bobbi Kristina's interview will silence the haters for good.

Do you think Bobbi Kristina is honoring her mother's memory?



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