Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Eryn and Bethany

On 27th March 2003, our first grandchild, Eryn Elizabeth Hedges was born. What a tiny scrap she was at 2,7kg. A beautiful baby then and a beautiful little girl today. Eryn has the sweetest nature, loving and lovable, is totally unselfish and a diplomat to boot. Today at eight years old Eryn, is a bright young girl who loves the Lord with a faith stronger than many an adult.

In 2005, the gold mine I worked for in West Africa, flew our family to Guinea for a visit. Eryn, at only 18 months, accompanied her mom and dad and they all spent a week on the camp with us.

You can read more about our gorgeous children - I'm not biased, am I? - here

Eryn was 18 months old when she and her parents visited us in Guinea, West Africa in 2005

Because John and Debbie were watching birds in the bush beyond my garden, Eryn wanted to join in. I gave her a small pair binoculars which she turned around viewing the world from the outside in!

Eryn  and Joshua on their way to the hospital with their dad to see their mum and new baby sister!

On 27 March, 2009, Eryn received the best (her words) birthday present when her baby sister, Bethany Grace Hedges,  arrived on the same day

Eryn, six years old,  holding her newborn baby sister, Bethany who shares her birthday with her

Eryn, seven years and and ten months old,  holding Bethany, 22 months

Bethany Grace Hedges, two years old today.  Since birth she's attended home school with her older siblings, so she'll probably be a professor by the time she is eight!  
A beautiful, confident and happy little girl


Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged. Proverbs 17:6a

By the time this post is aired, we'll be on our way to Nairobi. Grant has monthly meetings to attend; I need a haircut and we all need groceries!


  1. Happy Birthday to Eryn and Bethany. Both beautiful girls in their own ways.

    Have fun in Nairobi. And take photos to share please.

  2. Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughters. They are precious. Safe journey to Nairobi.

  3. Heelo Jo, called by from OSC place. Taking a supermarket trolley to collect a baby from hospital? Priceless.

  4. Oh, what a proud Granny you are, and justly so. Your little granddaughters are too gorgeous.

    Hope you have a very successful trip into the city! See you when you get back to the camp ;)

  5. a happy birthday to your sweet granddaughter !
    The time with Kay and Richard was real nice ! I enjoyed it very much. You can read tomorrow a little report.

  6. Your granddaughters are adorable, Jo!!! Happy belated birthday wishes from Taiwan (though hoping to back back in West Africa very soon).


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