Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A new blog link

This post is to link my readers with our older son and daughter-in-law, John and Debbie on their blog, Vertical Horizons. They live in the Drakensberg, Kwa Zulu Natal and run an outdoor adventure and hiking business. Should you be South African,  or visiting South Africa now,  due to visit South Africa soon, or if you know anyone going to South Africa, the Drakensberg is of the "must-visit" wonders in our beautiful country. And joining John and Debbie for one or more of their many outdoor adventures is something you don't want to miss.

John and Debbie have stepped out in faith and have shown the most incredible obedience to the Almighty God and His plan for their lives.

Please do visit John and Debbie's blog here

Above and following below are photos of hikes with John. The view is certainly worth every step of the way. Be sure to check out John and Debbie's blog for more details

Here are our precious grandhildren who are growing up naturally and free from materialism and coveteousness. Above is the littlest Hedges who arrived a month early while his parents were 1000km from the clinic where he should have made his appearance. Fortunately they were close to another MediClinic so all turned out well

This beautiful little girl is the third oldest of our five grandchildren and happiest when playing in the sand and sun

Above our oldest granddaughter holds her baby sister while the second-in-line (and our oldest grandson) runs along in the background
Our beautiful blonde girl again. She is always smiling. In fact all these children are being  raised in the way of Jesus and it shines out in their little faces. They are happy little people, obedient and the easiest children to be around. The littlest guy is also calm and the most precious baby on the planet

Do visit their blog. You'll be so glad you did!

The Arabic word for mountain is Jbl (Jebel)


  1. I am so glad they have joined us Jo. Thanks for the link, I will go and leave a comment.

  2. Your grandkids are all adorable! Thank you for sharing your son's and DIL's blog. Those pics are amazing! God bless you and protect you all.

  3. Hi Jo, I just went to your son's blog... Very nice. I know you are very proud of him/them.. I love seeing their precious little family.


  4. I am SO glad I got to hike with John in the Draks. These look like he must have made the summit. And of course the kids are adorable. Next time I want to hike with Debs.

  5. Such spectacular country and such wonderful little grandchildren ;-) I wish this couple all the best as they step out in faith.

  6. Such cute kids. What a great place to grow up. Nice blog your son started! I don't think I ever told you that my cousins are from South Africa. They live here in the states now - have been for many years.

  7. Hi Jo - thanks for this link. What lovely photos and children. We often go to the Drakensberg so I will keep them in mind. What a lovely place to live. Such a contrast to the children of your previous post. My son is raising money for Save the Children - and I am putting a post together about his venture which I will put on my Daily blog soon. Lots of love Caroline

  8. I LOVE the photos of your grandchildren, Jo. They are so precious and adorable! What a wonderful life they are having, away from excessive materialism so they won't even miss it, because they don't see it. I am on my way over to John and Debbie's blog now!

  9. Looks like you have a wonderful family who are following their dreams. How absolutely delightful.
    Johnina :^A

  10. Your grandchildren are so beautiful, Jo. And it seems they are being raised very close to God and nature. What could be better?

  11. Hi Jo! I'm back from my trip. LOVE these photos!! I'll go visit!


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