I am not a professional writer, or come even close to the talents of some of the article writers on this site, but I feel compelled to tell my story. Charice has helped me to make big changes in my life. I am no one special, just an ordinary person who lives alone and works hard. I can’t seem to get into a relationship that can last, so I gave up.
I’m 55 years old, and have been alone for 16 years. You get used to being alone, but sometimes, it’s very depressing. Last January, I lost my job of 20 years, a job that I absolutely loved, and suddenly, I found myself alone, unemployed, and sinking deeply into a depression like no other. Jobs were very scarce as everybody knows. I had no income, and my savings were going fast. I was afraid I might find my self homeless, standing on a street corner, holding a cardboard sign begging for money. I was so depressed, I only left my house for food and booze. Yes, I turned to drinking for comfort. Beer turned into my best friend. My days were spent wondering how I was going to pay for my next case of beer.
I wasn’t looking for work, just drinking and feeling sorry for myself. It was not pretty. I didn’t care anymore. The thought of doing myself in was sounding better and better, and I actually had the gun to my head. It turns out that I’m too big of a coward to pull the trigger. So, I just decided to drink myself to death.
It started on a Sunday late last February. I was drinking all day, and had the tv on while I was almost passed out laying on the couch. I didn’t know what was playing on the tv, but it was a little louder than normal. I remember hearing something about David Foster and Friends. The artists singing were from my era. I was hearing a little of it in my drunkin haze. I was always a big Whitney Houston fan, and I remember hearing her singing the Bodyguard movie songs while I lay there. I remember thinking to myself as the songs were playing that “WOW, after being gone for 14 years, Whitney really sounds good. In fact, she sounds better than she did years ago. I had to see her. I forced myself to open my eyes. I didn’t see Whitney. I saw this little girl belting out Whitney’s songs. I was in disbelief.
This girl was astonishing. Had I accomplished my goal and died. Is this an angel singing to me.
No, this is all real. I forced myself to sit up and watch this little one. My head was pounding, but I had to watch. Who is this wonderful young singer?
OMG!!! Suddenly chills were shooting down my spine. The hairs were standing on my arms. What is happening? No one has ever affected me like this. Then the tears started rolling down my cheek. I had to learn more about her. WHAT IS HER NAME I screamed at the tv. Finally, David yelled “CHARICE”!!
I forced myself to my feet and stumbled down the hall to my office. The computer was on, and I googled the name Charice. OMG!!! She was all over the place. Why have I never heard of her before?
For the next 12 hours, I spent searching for everything I could find on her. I couldn’t get enough.
The tissue box was empty. My emotions were drained. All my questions were answered thanks to all the wonderful chasters. This site is a godsend for me. At 8 0clock the next morning, I was totally exhausted from being up all night, but it was worth it all. I fell onto my bed to sleep, and guess what? I felt whole again. I was smiling. Charice, you made me smile. I felt like living. My life is nothing to what Charice had to absorb to live and be successful. Bravo to you Charice. You made me smile!!!
I found a job soon after, have quit drinking, and want to live to the max. All day at work, if I feel down, I think of Charice, and guess what, I smile!!! That’s all you have to do, and you will smile too!! After work each day, I rush home to hopefully find new articles and videos of Charice, When I find them, I get giddy like a child at Christmas. I so hope I get to meet Charice at the gathering in Vancouver. Maybe a hug?
All I can say is, thankyou Charice!!! You saved my life!!! You made me smile!!!