Is it really 2011?! I can’t believe how fast time is going…it’s true what they say…time goes by much faster as you get older.
As I sit here trying to put into words exactly how I feel about this past year…I struggle to describe it. So many things in my life have changed…to look back at the Tonhya only a year ago, almost seems like a totally different person. This past year I have been so blessed with God’s grace…I feel so underserving of the unconditional love He has shown me. He has walked me through some of the hardest times this year and during those times when all I wanted to do is turn my back…He continued to love and bless my life. I am also so thankful for the people God has brought into my life this past year. From new clients and friends, to people who just needed an open ear…I am SO thankful for every single one of you. You all have taught me something valuable in your own unique way. Over the holidays I went back home to be with family and I was overwhelmed by so many emotions. The one thing that I am most thankful for is my beautiful family and being with them means the world to me…but this Christmas I couldn’t help but think about how difficult the holiday season is for some people…those who have lost loved ones or who don’t have a family to go home to. I wish I could heal everyone , I really do…but all I could do was pray for those people. I never want to take the people in my life for granted and so often I find myself consumed by things that don’t really matter. The things that matter most in this life are the relationships you build with people. That is why I love my job so much…I’m building relationships with people who are in love. I also love my job because it has shown me so many different types of love. Before becoming a photographer I only knew the way I would love or the way my family loves, but now I get to see love in so many different ways. I love it. I love love.
After one year of being in business, I am overwhelmed by the love and support I have received from friends, family, blog readers, other wedding photographers, and even complete strangers. Words can’t express how thankful I am for everyone who has pushed me to be dream bigger and those who have challenged me to be better. To say I am excited to face this new year head on would simply be an understatement. I had so much I wanted to write in this blog post, but maybe I’ll save it for another day…
I decided to grab some of my favorite images from 2010 but never thought it would be this many images…so I apologize for the huge amount of photos! I hope you all enjoy a little recap of the way I saw love in 2010.
xoxo – tonhya