Half a century? No, it can’t be!

Yes, in a few short days, I, Linda Rochelle Ellithorp Karakey, will be marking 50 years since being born in small town Canyon, Texas.  Approx. 27 cities later, and 40+ different living situations, I am finally settled in a place to stay — or at least we all hope!  Thank the Lord!

I was immensely blessed by the desire of so many friends to visit me last week to celebrate my half century birthday and specifically to those six friends who were able to adjust their schedules and actually make it — most on the same flight!

We toured the Biblical Seminary of Colombia where Gustavo and I (and the kids!) live and work, explored downtown  Medellín, people-watched in ritzy Poblado, zip-lined in Parque Arví, climbed 650+ steps at El Peñol near Guatapé, went for a boat ride in Guatape, swam in a delightful pool at a modern hotel near the airport, tried some odd fruits and different foods, and maybe even more important, caught up on each others’ lives.  What a blessing!

Who’s turning fifty next????

 

50th Birthday Celebration Colombia