Hey, my name is Anissa Rose. I am a singer/songwriter living in Stockholm, Sweden. I believe that each day we live, we are writing another piece of our story...the story that is called our life. We each have one life to live, and one life can make a difference! Every story matters! Here is a little bit of mine...
Thank you for choosing life and love!
I love my parents so much and thank them for choosing to give me life, even though they were young and unmarried when they found out the news that they were expecting me. This act of true love is forever a piece of me and I pray that their love would always pump through my veins! I realize that in today's society, many choose to terminate an unplanned pregnancy, and that fuels my passion even more for sharing my story. I would not exist if it weren't for my parent's choice to choose life and love. I am not a mistake; no one is here on earth by accident. I believe that we are all created on purpose with a purpose!
My Inspirations for writing...
Growing up in Coopersburg, PA, I am the oldest of 3 children, a younger sister, Becky and a brother, Greg. I love my siblings have so many warm memories with them, putting on plays and singing together. My parents made a huge investment in my life, paying for me to take piano lessons from age 6, then drums/percussion at age 12 and oboe at 14. I began to develop a passion for writing music at the age of 10. That summer, while visiting my Grandparents in Florida, they took me to a music store and bought me sheet music to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" and "Somewhere out there" from An American Tale. I remember holding it in my hands and imagining that one day, just maybe I could have my own sheet music.
I will never forget composing my first full song and playing it for my piano teacher. He was so inspiring to me and took my song seriously. He even recorded it for me and printed out sheet music! As a 10 year old, this really made a mark in my life and encouraged me even more to create music and to dream that one day I could be a composer or a song writer.
Hearts drawn together through Music!
While in college, I met my other half, Eric. We were both training in the gym and I overheard him talking about guitars. I said, "Do you play the guitar? I do too." Then he turned to me and jokingly asked me to marry him since I played the guitar. Then after hearing me sing a song I wrote in jest for my roomates "Call 8051," he called my room and sang my song back to me and asked me out. So began our story together, as we began to play music with each other and soon fell in love. We knew that God had created each of us to perfectly complete one another. It is a bonus to get to write music with and perform with the one that you love by your side!
Writing our story in Stockholm
I now live in Stockholm, Sweden with my 4 boys: Eric, my husband and our 3 sons. We are truly blessed! I am so excited for my new album, "One Life" to be completed now. I wrote many of these songs through some very hard times, as I struggled with health issues and exhaustion depression in 2012. My desire is that this album would breathe hope and life into people and inspire them to truly value life and see it as a gift. Life is short and we only get One life to live and make a difference in this world! Every life matters!
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