Image courtesy of the African Limelight site.
Missing you so…
Haven’t been right since The Creator called you home.
The fact that your presence will never grace us again is still so unreal.
The exalted one—yes, you were.
One in a million—yes, you were.
Your spirit and the legacy you left behind—yes, it will go on and on.
You came on the scene at the age of 15 and immediately captured everyone’s hearts.
Something about your soul, your style, and your sound that struck a cord.
It also set you apart and made you seem so much older than what you actually were.
You went on to become one of the most sought after entertainers of the day.
You created musical magic with R. Kelly and again with Timbaland and Missy Elliott.
You didn’t need to follow the trends—you set them.
You left us spellbound with your beautiful, angelic voice, intricate dance moves, and extraordinary, inspired music videos.
You had us in a trance while watching you on the big screen in your first major film role.
Undeniably, it was your talent and your magnetism that made you one of the brightest
stars and had industry insiders saying you were the one to watch.
And just as you were getting ready for what was being called the next big phase of
your career, you were called home.
We were grief-stricken, in denial.
We couldn’t believe you were gone.
We thank God for you.
We thank God you were blessed to wake up each day to do what you loved.
And we were happy and blessed just the same.
How could we forget an entertainer who was so influential in such a short period of time,
And one who will forever be regarded as one of the best of her generation?
The exalted one—yes, Aaliyah was.
One in a million—yes, Aaliyah was.
Everything Aaliyah gave—yes, forever, it will go on and on.