After months of supporting each other on Twitter Christian author Mandy Hale and gospel singer Michelle Williams have finally met
The pair met this week at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, which happens to be Hale's home state.
"Finally we meet! So happy to hang with @thesinglewoman during #Bonnaroo," Williams wrote on Instagram. "Get to know her y'all! #BeautifulUncertainty."
Hale alsoshowed her appreciation for Williams on Twitter, saying: "Finally got to meet and hang with this beauty yesterday at @Bonnaroo Thank you, @RealMichelleW, for an awesome day."
Last April, Williams shared how the author had helped her to overcome toxic relationships by writing about Hale's blog titled "The Man I Thought Was the One."
"Ladies, READ this and get the book too! I'm healing from this myself," Williams tweeted.
In Hale's blog post she shared an open letter she wrote to a previous love interest. After writing books and blogs about her heartbreak, Hale decided it was time to close that chapter in her life once and for all.
"For years I asked God to bring closure to this relationship with you … or if not closure, at least a little clarity about what it all meant. This on again, off again, never quite together, never quite apart, yes and no, back and forth relationship," Hale revealed in the open letter on her blog. "What was your greater purpose in my life, if not to be my forever love? It just didn't make sense to me.
"The further away you pulled from me ... the closer you pushed me to God. Oh, the conversations I had with God that started off about you but turned into intimate, precious, communion with Him about every topic under the sun," she wrote. "So many heartfelt, transparent, real, raw, candid moments I shared with my precious Jesus…all because I was driven to my knees in prayer about you and for you."
The 37-year-old author of Beautiful Uncertainty: Singleness, Surrender and Stepping Out On Faith has inspired Williams with her book and told The Christian Post in an interview earlier this year about doing the same for others. Known as "The Single Woman" on social media, Hale wrote Beautiful Uncertainty after she made a vow to seek God first in 2014.
Since much of life involves some type of waiting process, the Tennessee native believes more than just single women can glean from the lessons, prayers and entertaining stories sprawled throughout the pages of her book.
"If you're not single, we're always waiting for something whether it be a better job, a raise, diploma, answer, miracle or whatever it may be," she told CP. "The thing that I learned over the process of living the events that inspired the book is waiting definitely serves a purpose, but at the same time you don't have to just sit around and wait. You can live and wait at the same time."