Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Everyone Should Have an Ann

This week I am participating in Oklahoma Women Bloggers "For The Love of Blogging" challenge.  Today's challenge is all about friends.

So today’s blogging challenge is all about friends.  I will admit that writing about my best friend is a challenge not because I don’t have anything to say about her, but how do you sum up in one short blog post a person who you have known for 20 years.  I’ve been trying to think of the perfect story to sum up my BFF, Ann.  I could tell you about meeting her at 14 yrs old.  I could tell you about the multiple times we’ve gotten lost together because neither one of us has any sense of direction.  And I could tell you about that time in high school that we were having deep thoughts about what it meant to be popular while coloring with and sniffing scented crayons.  I really wish I was making that last one up, but we did rightly conclude that popular people probably spent their time doing much cooler and less weird things with their time.  But none of these stories sum up Ann.

Because she’s more than my best friend.  She is literally the sweetest person I know.  She drove through the night in an ice storm to visit me when Hudson was born.  She has the patience of a saint when she plays with my children.  She was a Big Sister.  She helped me start my blog.  Her sweetness transcends our friendship and is recognized by more people than just me.  Like my 5-year old son who loves her.  So I will tell you this story.

Several months ago we were getting the family ready for a trip to Dallas to visit Ann.  We were going to pick up Hudson from preschool and then hit the road.  Eric and I drove through the pick up lane and Hudson’s teacher opened the door to help him in.

“Hudson said he was going to visit his aunt.”
“His aunt?”
Hudson chimed in.  “No!  My ANN!”

As we were driving he asked me, “Mommy, who’d grandma’s Ann?”
“What do you mean sweetheart?  Grandma doesn’t have an Ann.”
“Well, doesn’t everybody have an Ann?”

No sweetie, but they should.


  1. Awww, so sweet! I'm so glad that he has an "Ann" too!

  2. What a sweet sentiment! He knows ... he knows!

    My BFF and I used to play Cagney and Lacey & go undercover for Vice (whatever the heck that was!)on the playground. We never understood why other kids wouldn't play with us.

  3. That's a great story! Everyone SHOULD have an Ann!!

  4. Agree 100% EVERYBODY should have an ANN:)