Imagine losing your mother, brother, and nephew at the same time in a brutal slaying. Attending a funeral for 3 family members all at once on the same day. Nobody deserves that moment. The nation mourned with Jennifer Hudson last Fall 2008 as her life went from the fast track and famous firsts to literally a dead stop.
What a beautiful comeback last night at the Super Bowl 43 in Tampa. We waited with baited breath for this moment and Jennifer Hudson brought the house down with her rendition of our National Anthem.
Triumph over tragedy, indeed. Welcome back to the spotlight, Jennifer Hudson.
In researching her family tragedy, I ran across this article that describe the funeral in the Chicago Tribune. I don’t like how they kept bringing up the American Idol season match up against Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson. It seems inappropriate for the context of the article, but it was interesting reading about all the people who came to show support. In case you hadn’t followed that part of the story last Fall, here it is…
Chicago Tribune, November 4, 2008 –