03/12/2012 AT 12:15 AM ET
The night after Whitney Houston died, her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown could not bring herself to sleep in her mother’s Atlanta mansion.
That all changed the next morning.
“I woke up and I heard her say, ‘All right, come home now,’ ” Brown told Oprah Winfrey in a TV special Sunday night. “And when I came back home, I felt humble, I felt okay.”
The singer’s only child, 19, says she’s now comforted by the spirit of her mother, who died last month at age 48.