Portrait of an Icon (A reflection of the incomparable Vickie Winans)
Ms. Vickie Winans is the epitome of grace and class. An incredible role model for many people, young and old! Not only will she have you singing and/or dancing along to one of her countless songs, but she will also have you doubled over in laughter to one of her many hilarious stories! She will most importantly show you what the love of God feels like — in all her caring ways.
Never have I met someone who was willing to give of themselves so unselfishly to others, i.e., without asking for anything in return. Ms. Vickie is a woman who is beyond humbled, who only wants the best for her family, friends, and her thousands of Twitter and Facebook followers — who she most kindly refers to as “Tweethearts”
It is such a rare quality these days to find someone whose actions and words are on one accord. The old adage says, “actions speak louder than words” and Ms. Vickie’s actions speak volumes about her heart. One quality that I personally love about Ms. Vickie is the transparency she shows when she speaks. Whether it is her just being funny and goofy, or when she is speaking on a more serious subject like the death of her daughter. You can’t help but feel the sincerity behind her words, and the realness that shines through as bright as her smile.
She gives a lot and she loves hard, simply because that is just who she is. Affectionately called “Auntie Vickie,”by her 17k+ Twitter followers, I have found that they all have the same sentiment: “we love us some Auntie Vickie.” And, seriously, how could you not love her? Aside from her incredible talent, one of a kind personality, and the heart of an angel, Ms. Vickie, will truly shower you with nothing but love — a love that at times and in ways is overwhelming and feels almost indescribable.
The hardest working woman in gospel never forgets to take time, and chat with her Twitter family. And, no matter where she is, or what she may have to do, she always lets us know how much she loves each and every one of us. It seems that she is always there when you need her most.
So, please join us in taking the time the time to say “Thank You” for being an awesome woman of God who has the gift and enormous heart to love us all. You are beyond appreciated by millions!
Author: Kay Ann (@Jus_Kay), social media strategist, blogger, lover of gospel music
Vickie Winans "Release It" Music Video - Directed by Eric Wheelwright