1 Corinthians 13 states, “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance”……and this story was nothing short of a prime example of that type of love.
I was too young to know the details about who the author was and how everything was out in the media, but when I told my mother about this book she insisted I read it because she remembers all the controversy surrounding the Robin Crawford and Whitney Houston friendship. So, I decided to trust her judgment and check it out.
In “A Song For You”, Robin takes us on an emotional journey from the early years before she and Whitney met to the end of their life journey together and beyond. She was genuinely honest about everything from their early sexual encounters, the drugs, Whitney’s different relationships, as well as the different major career events witnessed on television. She also gives us insight on how Whitney’s family is in real life and how she had to watch Whitney deal with their demands. By listening to the book on audio I could not only hear but feel the love Robin had for Whitney and how hard it was to watch her best friend self destruct and not be able to help her out of it.
I love how Robin didn’t make this book all about Whitney. She started with her upbringing and and ending with what her life entailed after breaking free from her dealings with Whitney. I loved how she was so vulnerable and open about her family issues and how she had to watch her family deteriorate while also having to endure the craziness surrounding Whitney. There were points in the book where you could hear the cracking in her voice from trying to keep from crying and of course i’m an empath so I couldn’t help but shed tears for her. I have to admit, Robin is definitely a tough cookie. I wouldn’t be able to do it without some form of therapy. To know she got out of her drug addiction, went through all of that, and didn’t revert back to drugs is definitely incredible.
This was a great book to listen to and I’m so thankful that she decided to tell her side of what her and Whitney’s relationship was. I am also thankful because her story has opened my eyes to what real genuine love is in every relationship in life.