Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My "Michael Jackson" Birthday Party

The Cake. Made by the amazing Britt Blumquist.

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Side shot of Brandon.

Abbie Warnock and her FABULOUS Michael Jackson Pepsi Commercial Jacket.

Vivian in her gorgeous silver reminded me of "The Wiz." Brandon and Ty, and a great shot of Siena's back and Tess is outside talking to my Mom.

The AMAZING Magistro Family. And Kim closing her eyes. SORRY KIM!!!!

Me, taking pictures, wearing the jacket that I wore to the Memorial Service.

The Miraculous Tess Yadete. How this boy inspires me. He is the one with the corn rows.
And here is the lovely Adriana Robinson, in the red shirt.

And this is her husband, Mike and her little boy. If you can believe it, she actually brought a little stuffed chimp, "Bubbles", I was sooooooooooooo sad I didn't get a picture of it!!! DANG!!!

Lisa and Jay Johnson and their lovely children. And Heather Dailey in the background and Cameron, too.

My old roommate from New York, Veronica and her husband, Chris. She is giving me "Disney Eyes."

Me, Abbie Warnock, aka Michael Jackson, and Vivian Williams.

What on earth could I wish for...I had already been blessed with so much.

I wished for the same thing that came to me, all those years ago...I am faithing that it WILL come true. I Believe.

Here is Ms. Britt. We danced till we almost passed out. What could be cooler than almost fainting because you have been dancing to Michael Jackson music all night? Yeah, I can't think of anything either.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I never dreamed you'd leave...

How could I ever have dreamed as a little girl, watching "Billie Jean" and "Thriller", falling in love with you-with a child's love...that one morning, I would be running through the gates of LA...running all the way to your funeral?

How could I ever have imagined that day, crying in front of the video to "Man in the Mirror"- watching as my life's mission unfolded in front of me...that one day I would call out the words "Michael Jackson, you changed my life!" and your family would hear me?

How could I ever have known as I practiced moonwalking down the hallway until my feet were covered with rug burn...that one day, I would watch as your brothers walked down a hallway with you...covered in roses?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I got in to the Michael Jackson Memorial at the Staples Center

Today was an exercise in surrealism. Getting in to the Michael Jackson Memorial and the events leading up to it, together, were the most tangible miracle I have ever experienced in my life. I will remember it for as long as I live.

Right when I got there, it was a military compound...helicopters and police was the way it was his whole life. I will never forger the sound of those I ran...and ran...and ran...

I was still faithing for a ticket to get in.

The morning. And I got a ticket. For $200. It was a Miracle from Heaven.

Someone right before he passed the security to go in.

My seat, I literally ran in right when Lionel Richie was singing.

Letting out.

My favorite, favorite part of the memorial outside.