GiGi's Soul Food Restaurant in Buffalo, NY
To everything there is a season..
As a Buffalonian you cherish WUFO 1080 "on your radio dial !" I recall daily we listented to R & B preparing to make my way to school, learn about celebrated snow days, community happenings, historic and/or breaking news events. This station remains commited to serving the community. It's no wonder our household had our radio dials set on 1080 WUFO!
While in Buffalo this past summer, we grabbed breakfast at GiGi's Soul Food Restaurant. It's in the heart of the East Side and is frequented by a steady stream of soul food lovers. Haven't seen some friends in a while, just stop by GiGi's! They are sure to come through! This would be our farewell meal with family until our next return trip. Naturally we ran into folks we know and love.
Who cared that a 12 hour drive was ahead of us? Our restaurant stay extended until we'd kissed our circle of loved ones and said goodbye for a third time. I kid you not. God would have it that before Ricky and I finally left,we'd bump into Mr. Kirkland-a noted Community Builder and Trailblazer. He also was having breakfast with friends. His greeting was warm and he was his wonderful self. I shared my book news, and as they say, " The rest is history!" True to his word he read my devotional from cover to cover and had high praise for this work. I am humbled by his acceptance and affirmation of my devotional.
Several Tuesdays ago, I sat at my desk in Hampton, VA during my "work day" lunch hour, had an interview with Mr. Kirkland on Kirkland's Corner ! Yes, imagine I was being interviewed on our home town radio show-WUFO 1080 The Spirit of Western NY !
I got over being nervous, forgot my talking points and a flood gate of wonderful memories were released! I just couldn't contain my joy!
I relished the gift of sharing and celebrating some significant milestones that God's grace ushered me through! Thanks to my friend Drusilla she listened intently on the internet and digitally taped the show. You'll even hear me knocking on her door-oops. My interview concluded, but you could still hear the broadcast. But, all in all, this has been an awesome highlight in my modest literary stint. Sharing with all of Western New York and Mr. Kirkland/WUFO about The Blesssedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life's Lessons and God's Promises is truly a divine happening. God orchastrated this, like only he can! I am greatful for the amazing technology, the fine folks at WUFO and my friend Drusilla for her techno expertise.
I count it a joy and an honor that the Lord above would provide such an opportunity! I especially thank him for allowing me to cross Mr. Kirkland's path on a Sunday afternoon in my hometown of Buffalo, NY after dining on grits with cheese, turkey sausage links, prefectly scrambled eggs, and I forgot a piece of beautifully fried chicken. I shared it reluctantly ! Did I mention toast with strawberry jam? Makes you appreciate home right?
That's why we call it "home, sweet home!" Thank you Lord!
Shared in Love,
Linda Mose Meadows, Author & Columnist
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life's Lessons and God's Promises