1974 – Debi’s first Christmas
1975 – Debi is 22 months old.
1976 – Debi is almost 3 and her brother Dave has his first Christmas
Christmas in the States
Christmas program at church in the US
Christmas program in Bangladesh
1979 – Debi is almost 6, Dave is almost 4, and it is her sister Dawn’s first Christmas
Debi’s Dad’s side of the family – her grandma, aunt, uncle & cousins
Growing up, when we had Christmas in Bangladesh, we would gather around the tree and fireplace on Christmas eve (though Bangladesh is in the tropics, it did get a bit chilly in the evenings during the winter months and we had no heat in our house other than a fireplace). We would read the Christmas story and then open gifts. On Christmas morning, we would get our stockings. I loved the traditions that we had for Christmas growing up. In a life that was ever-changing and moving around, the traditions we had on the holidays helped to provide some stability for this missionary kid growing up.