June 25, 2009
a night i will never forget.
grant came into the dining hall and found me where i was dishing up chicken nuggets to a line of hungry campers. i actually wanted to cry when he relayed the news. the king of pop was gone. i couldn't grasp it. he seemed so invincible. our dream of seeing him in person.. crushed. but i went to a sink and washed my hands and pulled it together to finish serving. after the meal, i popped in some jackson 5 tunes and we danced our hearts out while we did the dishes.. for mj. it was unforgettable. i'm so glad that his music will never die.

9 comments:

Ash said...

It's unreal. I still can't believe he's gone. But you're right- it's a good thing his music will last forever.

Kelli said...

Greatest of all time! His music will absolutely live on forever, for generations. Love his music.

marta said...

truly, it's hard to believe. summer, please make us a tribute mix. inexcusably, my list of mj tunes is suffering. i'd love to know your all-time favorite must-haves.

like you said, i have an itunes card and i'm not afraid to use it. happy dancing.

xo.

Kerri Lynne said...

:(
so, so heartbreaking! i had a feeling that the news would hit you especially hard - if you follow your blog for long enough, it becomes pretty evident that you loved mr. jackson!

ALFIE said...

so incredibly sad. he lives on through his unbelievable tunes, however. i've had the Number Ones spinning, in his honor, for the past 2 days. terrific stuff.

John and Teresa said...

I loved his music too and with his death, I was overwhelming sad for the troubled life he lived and for his kids. The specials on TV have been great though - he was just amazing at what he did!

Nichole H said...

When I heard the news I immediately thought, "I wonder how Summer is doing with this?". I know how much you love his music.

sunny said...

so unreal. I can't believe he's gone. I've been a fan since I was 12 - and listened to the thriller album over and over.

anyone remember "We Are the World"?

Rebecca said...

sooo... did your life end after MJ died? because I've been checking for new posts for a while now...

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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