Sunday, May 23, 2010


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


  1. Such a joy to bring new life into this wonderful family.

  2. Congratulations on your new grandbaby! One of God's precious blessings. I love the Scripture you shared. God bless.

  3. Hearty Congratulations!!

    Woof woof
    from Bozo
    Pet Pride

  4. Congrats, Jo... Glad things worked out fine... Babies don't always stay on 'our' schedule, do they?????

    Glad Mom and son are doing fine.... I'm sure, with lots of care, the tiny one will be okay --and will be home with the family soon. May God Bless HIM---and your family.

    Hugs and CONGRATS,
    P.S. I have 5 grands (3 girls and 2 boys)

  5. Congratulations to you Jo and to all of your family. Your little grandson and I share a birthday. I pray for long life and good health for him and a happy life for him and his family. xx

  6. Thanks Gaelyn;) Perhaps he'll be walking when you visit again!

    Hi Bozo;) thanks from the human Hedges. They seem to have less human additions than feathered or four legged ones! Wagging from Curry Dog in Khartoum.

    Hi RCUBEs! thanks for your congratulations. That Psalm is one of my many favourites! Bless yo

    Hi Betsy;) Yes, you're right. This is the first one that's come earlier though. All the others took their time. Thanks for the blessings and encouragement. (((Hugs))) Jo

    Thanks Joyful and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I'm popping over to your blog now for tea!

  7. So many blessings (grandchildren) Jo .... the greatest gift a child could ever give his/her parents, I reckon .... you know I am thinking of you all during this time xxx

  8. O this is wonderful news! You must be so excited!
    Congratulations to you and your family!

  9. What fantastic news! I'm sure the new boy will be hardy and healthy in no time. Glad Debbie found a good doctor in George. What a scare!
    Congratulations to you, 5x grandma! You must be impatient to get there to see them.

  10. Congratulations on the birth of your new grandson. So glad they were able to get where there was good care. You must be very anxious to meet him!

    Just caught up with your posts. The dog is looking good, and your new cat Shadow, has improved greatly since the first photo. Kudos to you and your husband for caring about our four footed friends.

  11. Congratulations. He looks like a fighter and will overcome his early entry to the world.

  12. Congratulations, that's very exciting!

  13. CONGRATS!!
    So baie geluk, my vriendin - ek weet jou gebede, hart en gedagtes is by hulle... ♥

  14. Jo, wonderful news!
    May the Lord keep and richly bless this child!
    Thank you for the photo of the wonderous miracle!

  15. Hi Lynda;) thank you so much. You have been a great encouragement.

    Thanks Gemma;) good to see you again.

    Hi Dedene;) yes, it was a bit of a scary time. And rather hectic for my son with three small children in a strange town and no "grandma" to take help him! All seems to be well now thanks.

    Hi Lori;) yes, it was a bit of excitement all round. We get to see him in 10 weeks' time. Thanks for YOUR care of our four footed animals as well.

    Hi diane;) thanks you are most encouraging.

    Hi Al;) good of you to pop in. Thanks for your kind comment.

    Hi Ida;) dankie, ek wou jou mail maar dit was net een oproep na die ander om by te bly! Liefjo...

    Hi Mike;) you are a dear. Thanks for the beautiful blessing.

  16. Congratulations on the birth of your new grandchild,the best laid plans do go astray but I am sure the two young people will be more than able and adapt quickly to the new arrival.They have a beautiful family and the new baby arrived safe and well.
    Hugs to all of you

  17. Congratulations on your newest grandchild, Jo. God's Blessings on the sweet little baby.
    ☼ Sunny

  18. Oh my, what a surprise! Glad the baby is doing well. The pictures are beautiful. Congratulations to the whole family!

  19. What a blessing that he is doing well. He looks great! I'm sure you can hardly wait to meet him.

  20. I'm so excited for all of you, Jo! And so very happy that he is doing well! What great news! And what a wonderful family he has! Sorry I'm late getting here, things have been a little hectic at our place, too. Congratulations to you all! Have a great week!



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