Yesha Callahan

He’s The King of Pop, There Ain’t No Higher

Last night before the kid fell asleep, he asked me if I thought Michael Jackson was in heaven and if the angels were dancing to his music.  At that moment for the first time since last year, I felt my eyes well up.  I lowered my head and the tears came streaming down my face. At my son’s age, Michael Jackson meant to him, than he did when I was 11.  Not a day goes by in my house without hearing a Michael Jackson song coming from his bedroom. He’s moonwalked down grocery store aisles, Target parking lots, and of course has thrown in random crotch grabs, but last night all he wanted to know was if Michael made it to heaven.

In my answer I tried to be as ‘diplomatic’ as I could be, because religion isn’t something I harp on.  It may not have been the best answer, but I told him wherever Michael Jackson is the time he’s spent living will never be forgotten. It seemed to satisfy him enough, so we said our good nights & I love yous and as I closed the door to his room, I heard him whisper, “Michael I love you too”.

I tell people my son isn’t your average 11 year old, he’s compassionate, warm and kind, almost to a fault nothing like me at all.  For example, the other day at Walmart, there was an elderly man in the parking space next to us who was having difficulty  getting out of his car. My son asked if I was going to help him, but I was so involved with what I was doing I walked passed. Not the kid. He went up to the man and asked if he needed help. Although the man declined, he gave my son a pat on the head and a thank you.  Then like every other time when my son gets happy, he broke out into a moonwalk.  All my nephew & I could do was laugh.

Michael Jackson’s compassion, music, and history will never be forgotten, especially in my house. I can’t help but to think that the lives he touched while alive & even the ones he continues to touch since he’s been gone, will make this world a better place in the long run.

He will be missed, and will always be the King of Pop (there ain’t no higher).

If you enter this world knowing that you are loved, and you leave the world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.

  1. June 25, 2010 - Reply

    Great post! MJ will be missed!

  2. June 25, 2010 - Reply

    Wonderful post. I love MJ with all my heart and miss him so. Your post brought tears to my eyes. Your son sounds like an amazing young man.

  3. June 25, 2010 - Reply

    Your son is awesome!

  4. June 25, 2010 - Reply

    I love your son. My son is 7 and he keeps Michael Jackson alive. When Michael first passed he came to me and said, “Michael Jackson loved everybody and they hated him so much they killed him”. When he said that i came to the realization that Michael’s legacy will not be easily forgotten. EVERYDAY (and i mean everyday) my son is on you tube watch MJ video and practicing his dance routines. he couldnt tell anything about these new performers but as him about James brown or Michael Jackson and that chile can tell how many hairs were their heads.

  5. June 25, 2010 - Reply

    Your son is such a sweetie. My daughter is 7, and she loves MJ too. You know you are a good person when kids love you. I pray MJ is in heaven and I pray he is resting. His legacy will live on forever and generations on will know Michael Joseph Jackson and how special he was. Its too bad the media tried to persecute him, but God is the ULTIMATE judge. RIP MJ, Love you lots. Bless the Jackson family, and all families because we all have felt this type of pain. Nice blog.

  6. June 25, 2010 - Reply

    Sometimes, I still can’t believe that he is gone from this earth. When his music is on I can’t help but to sing along, especially in the car. I know folks think that I’m crazy, ’cause I really get into it. Thanks for the post. you know you’re still the best, even though I never got the pics 😉

  7. June 26, 2010 - Reply

    Yeah, Michael is still sorely missed. But as long as young brothers like your son, and others who loved and cherished him keep his spirit alive, he’ll always be with us. 200 years from now people will talk about him like some people gone on and on about Bach and Mozart, and the rest uh dem…
    Lovely blog!
    Loco

  8. June 27, 2010 - Reply

    Michael was truly the King of Pop. It’s really sad that we will never see this great superstar ever again. My prayers go out to his children on this one year anniversary of his death. I hope that doctor gets what’s coming to him.

  9. June 30, 2010 - Reply

    My kids are the same. They are listening to the cds that they wanted for Christmas. They have enjoyed Moonwalker and This Is It more times than I can count. They know some songs that I had forgotten about. They have even gotten into the Jackson 5 music. You are so right there is no one and there will be no one like him ever again. Love ya MJ!!!
    Peace, Love and Chocolate
    Tiffany

  10. July 1, 2010 - Reply

    I love michael, he is so cool!

  11. July 5, 2010 - Reply

    One year after MJ’s death and i still feel sad.. He was the greatest!

  12. July 6, 2010 - Reply

    great site

  13. July 6, 2010 - Reply

    Excellent post!!!
    Don’t our children constantly surprise us with who they are……..

  14. July 19, 2010 - Reply

    This made me tear up. I will love him forever and am glad that the next generation will carry on the torch. I’ve taught my little cousin who just turned 3 about him, she’s been listening for a year since his death and can pick his voice out ANYWHERE. She knows the thriller dance, the drill from This Is It, the moves to the Bad video…she knows the total package and adores him. I haven’t told her that he’s died, she’ll find out in time, but he is someone that she admires. I took her to see This Is It at the theater and she was dancing in the aisles, having everyone laugh as she PERFECTLY nailed Beat It and kept excitedly clapping and cheering after every song, turning to ask me “That’s your boo, von von?? That’s your boo?” LMAO thanks lil munchkin, now everyone knows your cousin is in love with the man on the screen.
    So yes, his music and legacy will live on forever. The young kids with TASTE will see to that 🙂
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  15. December 24, 2010 - Reply

    Your post was so touching..had to comment. What a wonderful son you have, and he is one of the reasons Michael’s legacy will never die. My 7-year-old grandson is learning now about Michael and his music. He sat mesmerized when I showed him video of Michael moonwalking recently. He knows Grandma loves the King of Pop and I think he can sense how special Michael was, far beyond his music. Still so hard to believe Michael is gone. But aren’t we lucky to have had him for those few shining moments? I treasure every memory, every song, every video, and everything that was Michael Jackson.

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