Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Special Father's Day

The little church in the middle of the dam where our grandchildren were dedicated last Sunday (Photo by Debbie Hedges)
On Sunday 21 June, we here in South Africa honoured all fathers around the country. In our own family, we celebrated a very special occasion; that of my son, John and daughter-in-law Debbie dedicating our three grandchildren to the Lord during the church service. Although there is no specific Scriptural law stating you should dedicate your children, parents do this when they pledge to bring up their children in the fear of God which is true wisdom (Job 28:28) and according to His will. John and Debbie publically promised that by their love and respect for each other, they would create a Godly home and environment for their three children which will ultimately encourage these little ones to grow in their love of Christ.

The latest and littlest addition to our family was dedicated in church with her older brother and sister
The view of the mountains visible through the church window
Here my husband and I pose with our oldest son, John


  1. Jo, what a special time for you and your husband. Is that church right out in the middle of the water? If so, how do you get there?
    Also, you post some lovely pictures!

    xoxo Jackie

  2. A wonderful Day, Jo. I loved the pictures. I tried to think how the church was reached: wading, sailing, swimming, flying...

  3. Thanks Jackleen and Valerie:>) for your lovely comments. Yes, the church is in the middle of the dam. In a previous post about a special service I attended in April, I photographed the wooden walkway across the water to this dam. I should have done so again. Thanks for visiting. (((Hugs)))

  4. You have a beautiful family.

  5. Hi Mountain.mama;) good to see you again.

  6. Hi Jo, Thanks for visiting my blog. I am so happy to meet someone in South Africa. That's totally amazing!!!!!

    I am enjoying your blog. I too am a Christian --having been a United Methodist minister and Christian Educator for 25 yrs. before retiring in 2003.

    I was married for 20 yrs. and raised three wonderful sons (and now have 5 grandchildren). I was divorced from first hubby in 1982--and never thought I'd ever get married again. Then in 2000 I met my soulmate. His wife had died from cancer in 1999. We fell in love and married in June of 2001. It has truly been a fabulous ride for us.

    I hope you will return to my blog often and I'll return to yours. It's so nice to meet you.


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