My dear Justin just celebrated his 30th birthday. Birthdays are all special, but of course, this was a “big one” so I wanted to make sure that despite being many thousands of kilometres away from most of his friends and family, he would still feel loved. If you have been following our blog for some time, you will remember our post last year showing what I did for Justin’s 29th. I realised then that the idea I used would have been perfect for his 30th, however it involved many hands helping me, so I decided to do that one when I had others (his parents) to help me make it all happen. If you missed that birthday surprise, have a look at this posts: Justin’s Birthday. I knew that I had to try and make this birthday just as good, but that is quite a task to accomplish where we live. China is NOT at all like “home”, and by this I mean that even finding the smallest of things involves a lot of effort. I will share what I did for his 30th in another blog post later this week. For now I just want to thank everyone who sent birthday messages and pictures. Justin really appreciated these – more than you could possibly imagine!
Justin’s parents scanned and emailed me some of his childhood pictures, and I used them as part of his surprise. Again, this was awesome for him because we do not have these kinds of things since we are always traveling and on the go. He enjoyed seeing the pictures of himself as a child, and so did I. Thank you to my mother- and father-in-law. You are both such a help!
Below you can have a look at some of Justin’s pictures from his younger days, and also some of the birthday wishes that people sent.
Messages from home.
All our homes that is… The States, South Africa, and China.
Thank you EVERYONE (even for those pictures I did not include here) for your help in making Justin’s birthday special. I couldn’t upload all of the messages to one blog post, but they were all appreciated. Look out for the pictures from Justin’s birthday surprise coming soon.
Happy 30th Birthday Justin!
Lots of Love from all over the world.