S: Saint Louis University
BC: Love, Love, Love- Claire | Anna, First of all, I have a stalker-ish number of pictures of you. and even more pictures of you and I dancing. EVERYWHERE. I couldn't believe it, looking through them all...I didn't even use any from facebook! Jeesh. And I hardly have any pictures in here of the nursing girls, Graduation, or even spring break... The thing I kept thinking of while I was working on this is that the mental snapshots I have--even better than the real thing. Of you slipping into my parent's jacuzzi while we were cleaning it, of your face coming into focus as I'm laying on the ground at the airport en-route to Belize, of your bedroom in moohlah where I came after a semi ran over my art and I bombed my final. . . aka, I love you a lot. And I really would get up and make you bacon and pancakes before work at 4:30 AM. I can't wait to hear the stories of old men who love you, and I like updates on your family in KC! Thanks for being my friend, for fixing my ankle when it's bloody, for feeding me, for taking care of me and having fun with me and being you. You're going to make an amazing nurse, and you're already an amazing person. I think that maybe our spirits traveled together to Missouri in May of 1989...so we could be born just hours apart. :) haha, but I definitely do thank God all the time for you girls, and I can honestly say I don't know where I would be without you -- you might have saved my life. I am so proud to call you my friend, and of all you've done. Lets live close to each other, ok? I'll photo-document our own version of FRIENDS . Seriously, there is no one I believe in, trust in, admire, and adore more than you. I can't imagine my life without you. You make everything fun. Let's jam out in the car. :-). I will be praying for you and supporting you forever. I freaking love you Anna Hanson.
FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | to the Graduate | Wherever you go, Whatever you do, NEVER forget that I. LOVE YOU. | Saint Louis University Graduate Anna Hanson 2011
2: We are | When it hurts to look back and you're afraid to look forward, look beside you and there will be your friends.
5: What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot | Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt
6: HEy girl | Hey girl, it's your birthday...!
9: You can share my bed. | The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana
10: We are so proud of you! | honey bunches of oats
12: Good times!
13: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... … difficult to find and impossible to replace.
14: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life. | A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
15: Friendship Continued | Friends Forever! | Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
16: It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
17: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault
18: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
19: Good thing you're pocket siized and can fit through bars.... :)
24: I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
25: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius
28: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
29: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda | You did it!
30: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It's about learning to dance in the rain.