On Friday 21 May, John phoned us from George, Western Cape to say that our fifth grandchild had arrived. The little boy wasn't due for another ten days plus. He is currently in an incubator and gaining strength all the time. For the past two weeks, John, a very pregnant Debbie and the children have been at our home in Marquard. They were on a break from their land in the Drakensberg and Debbie was due to see her Gynae for the last time before her delivery in mid-June. They're still living in a caravan down there and were hoping to have their shed-home completed by the time Debbie gave birth. This is not to be!
Meanwhile they were selling their vehicle (they're using mine for now) and had arranged to take it to the prospective buyer in George. The deal went through and Debbie went into labour ... They were a1000km from her regular doctor and clinic but John managed to get her to the Medi-Clinic in George where she received excellent treatment and service. The baby is very small but but with prayer, good care and lots of love, I believe he will be fine.
Hedges grandchild number five and grandson number three. His earthly father's hand over him reminds us of our Heavenly Father's love and protection. Amen
A mosaic of John's family: Debbie with the children, seven year-old daughter, four-year-old son, fourteen month-old baby daughter with newborn baby boy in the incubator above.
Children born to a young man, are like sharp arrows in a warrior's hands. How happy is the man whose quiver is full of them! Psalm 127:4-5a