Gum-Gum, This One’s 4 U! From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power, and thanks so much for coming by. Grab your coffee and come on in. I’m actually dedicating this Coffee Hour to a very special lady, a friend’s mom, and I thought it would be great if we could talk for a few minutes about those people that come into your life but for a season…

I met Gum-Gum several months ago when she came out to help her daughter – a good friend of mine — who was going through some struggles in addition to being a mom of five children! That’s right, I said five! She’s amazing, too!

Anyway, as I look back on Gum-Gum’s time here, I can’t help but know in my heart that God sent her here for this very specific time, not only for her daughter, and her sweet grandchildren, but for me as well. She has touched my life in a special and profound way with her quiet strength, and yet she exudes meekness (power in control). I’ve watched her literally serve her daughter and her grandchildren with an attitude of complete love and humility, and I’ve watched her own daughter grow through her struggles because she had the strength of her mom under her wings. And when I went through a very hard and emotional time, she spoke into my life and my heart like only a mother of her experience could.

She’s leaving tomorrow, and I’m sad. I wanted to give her something to express how much she has blessed my heart and touched my life. I’m so thankful that my friend has her for a mom and I truly am richer for having gotten to know her.

So, Gum-Gum, this one’s for you.

Like an angel you came, on wings of His mercy

Bringing calm with you into the stormy sea

Of life and its problems, its mountains to conquer

I’ve never seen a woman walk with such grace around her

Everything you did, you did with love and humility

Serving, loving, even praying on bended knee

You exude all of the fruits of The Spirit in such an amazing way,

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness every day

My life has been made richer because of the gift of you all these days

You truly have made so many people’s world a much better place

Fly safe, my sweet friend; I won’t say good-bye!



P.S. If you have someone that’s touched your life in a special way, don’t hesitate to let them know.

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3 Responses to “Gum-Gum, This One’s 4 U! From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Kim Vilhauer says:

    Evinda, this was beautiful and touched my mom soooo much. Your words are such a gift not only to her but to our entire family. Thank you for sharing your heart with her in such a precious and touching way.

  2. admin says:

    it was my pleasure….

  3. Susie says:

    beautiful poem!! very touching:0)