Monday, May 28, 2012


i used to think that i was the kind of person that could be entirely independent, 
the kind of person that didn't need to rely on others.
and while i believe that a certain amount of independence is important, 
i'm realizing more and more how important human connections are. 
i mean, what fun is life if you have no one to share it with?

i'm overwhelmed tonight with the magnitude of the blessings i've been given in my life.
a healthy, loving family.
wonderful friends all over the world.
a religion that makes me who i am. 
a loving father in heaven.
an incredible job that i love.
an education.
food to eat, a warm place to live, clothes to wear.
the many, many experiences i've had.

i really could go on and on. 
but right now, i just want to say thanks to all of my friends.
you've all made an impact on my life.
and i feel like god has placed each of you in my life at a precise moment, 
to help me with something particular that i've needed. 


i have more than four friends... these are the most recent photos i have with friends.
but i do love these four, too!
you guys make me laugh, all of the time.

and thus concludes my sappy post. 


MALPAL said...

oh anna! I feel the exact same about you! you are seriously wonderful and i can't imagine this year without you! love the photos. we look spectacular. and i'm so excited to see how your life unfolds as you graduate and go on to be this photographer, traveler, midwife extraordinaire! you must write to me in russia!

Autumn said...

the older I become the more I realize I need others. Not because I am weak, but because I know that being around others truly makes me learn more.

Ashley said...

Friends are what keep me going! So glad you have good ones.