This week I packed up and sent my roomie off to America... for good. She is going home to spend time with her ailing father, and then transitioning to a new job with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.
Beck and I met way back in 2000 when we were both attending Loma Linda University. She was doing her residency in preventative medicine and I was working on my M.P.H. Little did we know that 9 years later we would be sharing a house in PNG! Over these years she has been a wonderful friend, listener, and counselor. We have had made some great memories with Bones, fuzzy mustaches, our lemon-squeezing-dish-washing roomie, the Queen's birthday, sometimes crazy pets, little sisters, and care packages (just to name a few). Our adventures have taken us from Aniwa to Thailand to Hewa to Fiji. I have learned much from her as we have lived and served together in some of the most remote parts of the world.
Thanks, Beck, for an awesome 4 1/2 years! I could not have done this without you. I miss you, my friend. Well, everything except your incessant humming. Hee hee.
Here is a photographic tribute to the fun times we have had together :).
Home sweet PNG home
|Our first house|
|Pete the ax-murdering-chicken-cat|
|Our baby, Boo!|
|Sweet P being ornery as usual|
|Our lemon-squeezing-dish-washing roomie, Pamela.|
|Pamela loves Brutus!!!|
|Out on the town in Herbie the Love Bug|
Our sister Meti
|Meti's first birthday|
|At Kawi church|
|Our first group|
|Decorating Christmas cookies!|
More fun times
Mostly involving costumes :).
|Italian dinner party|
|Mad Hatter Tea Party|
|The Queen's B-day|