Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

The first 16 years of my life I spent in Papua New Guinea where my parents were missionaries.
We lived at Tambul, up in the mountains in the Western Highlands. P.N.G. is a beautiful country and I made many wonderful friends there.

My 3rd birthday with Julie, Rachel, Melody, & Palias

Yeah, I still love bananas :)

Just learning to walk

Me & a sea turtle

Living in PNG was a wonderful experience. I love the people there and am so thankful for the opportunity I had to live there, and for my wonderful parents who sacrificed to teach the New Guinea people about Jesus.
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Gayle said...

Happy Birthday!

Mom Brock said...

Love that baby girl....I never dreamed we would one day be BEST FRIENDS!

Sherry L Dickinson said...

I didn't remember that our wedding anniversary was the same day as your birthday. Bud and I have been married 38 years.
Your beautiful PNG pictures are a delight to see. They show me how your life was when your family lived there. What a colorful life each of you have experienced.
That black sea turtle is some kind of yukky, although I would love to see a live one. Smile.
Sherry Dickinson

The Dickinsons said...

Happy Belated birthday, Janie. Enjoyed seeing the PNG pics ~ fun!
Loved seeing the pics you took of Abby's birthday party. Sarah had a blast! Thanks again for including her!!! =)
I also loved the pic of the "3 stooges" (Isaac, Levi, and our Elijah) at the CNC Christmas party. =D
THANKS again BUNCHES for taking our Bryan family pictures in January. You did an excellent job! I love them!
We love and miss all of y'all from CNC and LOVED the months we got to be there in the USA!

Stephanie said...

I distinctly remember two little girls in blue dresses with long dark ringlets to be exact. You guys visited our church on deputation...who knew one day we would be the best of friends?! Love you, my beautiful friend.

The Dickinsons said...

Janie, Heather was looking at old posts on your blog (she was downloading some pics of Abby's b-day party to scrapbook) and I saw this post over her shoulder. What a beautiful heritage you have of having lived on the mission field! It almost brought tears to my eyes that you look back at that experience as a privilege. Because as Carl and you know we are raising our children on the mission field and I at times wonder how they will feel someday looking back on it all. Will they look back and see "all they missed" or at the privilege they had? You are looking at it right. Carl and you are great and are special to our family. As another commented, I also remember your precious little missionary family having a service in Phoenix, AZ.
Sincerely in Christ,
Phillip in Colombia