I couldn't let today go by without saying a bit about Michael Jackson's memorial service yesterday. I wasn't going to, but I just had to say something. Watching Paris Jackson say goodbye to her dad really touched my heart. As her numerous aunts and uncles stood all around her, she made a heartfelt statement about her love for her father. The Jackson family were there for her, supporting her, and helping her begin to work through the grief of losing a parent. It was easy to see that Michael Jackson's children were going to be OK, they seemed to have a connection and an attachment to their extended family. This attachment is what will help these children grieve and move on with their lives.
The courts may continue to struggle to determine what is in their best interest, but in my opinion, I hope that Michael Jackson's children can remain with the Jackson family. We may not have always understood Michael's behavior, but like with any person who may have endured some kind of abuse, there were allegations of abuse as a child, it's really impossible for any of us to fully understand what drives their sometimes challenging behavior and impulsivity.
Perhaps that's why Michael so wanted to be a father? To provide a child with everything he felt he missed out on, being in the spotlight since age 5. Hopefully, his children will now see that he wasn't always a walking controversy. He is the Kind of Pop and made a huge impact on music and dance, and they can grow up among others who love and understood him, the Jackson family. It may sound corny, but home really is where the heart is.