Hello Ms. Houston. My name is Arlene Jones and I live in Fayetteville Arkansas. I am 37 years old. I am a single parent of four. I have never been outside of Arkansas. I have watched you since 1972. I have watched you continue to inspire women all over the world. As a young girl I wanted to be you. You are so beautiful and your voice is that of an angel. I remember trying to sing like you and dance like you as a child. I remember as a teenage trying to dress like you. Everybody has always told me that I look just like you. I have always dreamed of being able to meet you in person or seeing you in concert but I have never been able to afford tickets. Listening to your biography on made me know that you had such a great support system in aspiring you in reaching your dreams. I would never be able to afford a ticket or be able to travel to see you since I am not rich. I have always wished that I could be there and see this great woman in person. You have touched so many lives that you will never know of. I am one of those people Whitney. I hope that one day that you will think of me and my kids and maybe send us some tickets to one of your concerts. You have overcome so many obstacles and I know that you hold God very close in your life. Your mother is great, she has done a terrific job. Your kids have to be proud of you to see you continue to rise above all obstacles. I hope that you will continue to stay in the lives of people through your music but also by proving the motivation that you inspire all women in the world to seek their passion and go for it. I love music and I love to sing. I even though about going on that look alike show and having them make me look even more like you. I would have cherished that moment to have a day to be someone else especially someone that you admire. I never get to pamper myself or have a day to do me. I will never experience that but I can always dream. God Bless you and your family. Thank you for being you and showing the world that you have a lot to offer it!