when savannah left for college a couple summers ago, she & some friends started meeting together as a small group. they would meet together weekly to encourage one another, pray together, go through a bible study, eat cupcakes and be poured into & loved on by a beautiful, young mom who had a heart for these college girls.
annlee & her precious family live in athens in the cutest home! (despite the fact that she’s all “war eagle”). she has opened her home weekly for the last couple years and truly been a constant source of love for these young ladies.
i think one of the richest relationships can be that relationship that has a generation between it. when i was growing up, i loved meeting friends of my moms and developing a friendship of our own. spending time with women who’ve gone ahead of us in many ways, not the least of which is spiritually is truly a priceless treasure.
savannah always spoke so highly of annlee & i was so tickled when i finally met her last year. falling in love with her instantly too.
before savannah headed out for her summer project, she & i headed back to athens for a little adventure. she called annlee who met us over at the local tattoo & piercing spot for a little “moral support”. ya’ll i have to tell you what a sight that was. in walks petite, drop dead gorgeous annlee, decked out in white skinnies, tory burch sunnies & a matching new tory bag….at the piercing parlor. what a riot. she had a full plate that day but dropped by to spend a few minutes with us as savannah had a tiny tiny tiny ( sorry i feel the need to overemphasize the “tiny” because ya’ll might tend to picture a ginormous ring thing in savannah’s nose) little piercing on her nose. in her nose. what’s the correct preposition?
the whole nose piercing is not really the focus of the story here, although i think savannah looks super fun with her little tiny tiny stud, the focus of the story is that i want to thank annlee. as a mama who loves her daughters, to know that a young mom is choosing to love on one of them while she’s away is something i’ve not taken for granted.
annlee. thank you. i love you dearly. not just because you love my savannah but because you truly are amazing and you love well. you do. you love well! words can’t express how thankful i am for you. how thankful i am that you & don opened your home and your heart to these girls. often times when i knew ya’ll were togethe, i’d pray for ya’ll. prayed that the lord would bless your time together. that He would knit your hearts together for such a time as this.
you’ve been a constant source of encouragement & friendship for savannah. she thinks the world of you…i do too.