big news!!

"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!!"
2 Corinthians 9:15

Friends and faithful prayer warriors,

You've seen me through a lot of trials and hard times over the past several years, now I want to ask you rejoice with me as I begin a new journey! I was reminded of myself recently as I was reading through Song of Solomon and came across this passage:

All night long I looked for the one my heart loves;
I looked for him but did not find him.

I will get up now and go about the city,
through its streets and squares;
I will search for the one my heart loves.
So I looked for him but did not find him.

The watchmen found me
as they made their rounds in the city.
"Have you seen the one my heart loves?"

Song of Solomon 3:1-3

For my whole life I wondered around searching for the one my heart would love forever. About a year and a couple months ago I found contentment as I rested in the comfort that Jesus Christ was and is the one my heart loves, and that He would sustain me through all things. There never would be and never will be anyone else who will love me and pursue me the way He always has. The discovery that His love was enough for me astounded me and changed me; I no longer looked for "the one" everyday everywhere, I already had "the one!" I no longer felt lonely or unwanted, because I was never alone, and I was certainly never unwanted! I was finally able to truly be myself!!

Scarcely had I passed them
when I found the one my heart loves.
I held him and would not let him go.

Song of Solomon 3:4

No more than a month or two later, the Lord gave me a gift; He introduced me to an amazing and Godly man named Chris Ellzey who, unbeknownst to me, was the earthly "one" that God set apart for me to meet whenever my heart was ready. At first, I thought I was being tested, but the closer and closer Chris and I got, the more and more I learned from him, and I came to this great awareness that the Lord brought the two of us together.

This past November 4, the Lord gave me another gift, and so did Chris, as he asked me to be his wife, and put a beautiful ring on my finger!! I couldn't be more excited or grateful for this amazing and indescribable gift from God!! I couldn't wait to share my great joy with all of you, and thank you so much for being part of my journey through this life that has brought me where I am today!!

Please continue to pray for us as our seperate journeys join as one this May! We're very excited to find out where the Lord will lead our future! Pray that our eyes and ears will be wide open as He guides us along the way!! We know He holds our future together in the palm of His hand, please pray that we continue to trust Him with unfailing patience as He makes His path clear to us! Y'all are so amazingly wonderful, and I thank you so much for praying for me over the years!! This is gonna be fun! I'm sure there are lots more lessons to be learned in the coming years!!

I love y'all!!


Anna Kathryn

"I thank my God everytime I remember you!

In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy!"

-Philippians 1:3