Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Angus

Angus left, two weeks old and rights, 18 months old

Angus, our second son, was born in Empangeni, Kwa-Zulu Natal on 16 May 1979. Like his older brother, John, Angus was a blessing: an easy baby, an obedient child (even as a teenager) and a wonderful adult son to us. 

In 2006 Angus met local girl, Amanda, at our church, a few weeks later asked her for a date. The rest, as they say, is history.
The Hedges family before Angus' wedding in September 2007. John and Debbie, Grant's mum, Pam, Grant, moi and Angus
An hour later another member had joined the Hedges family: Amanda. We are truly blessed with two lovely daughters-in-law who not only nurture, raise and guide our precious grandchildren along the right path, but are wonderful wives to our two sons

Angus and Amanda have since had two children. While looking for photos to put up on this post today, I was amazed to see the likeness between Angus and the children. They have both inherited their dad's generous mouth, while Joel has his widow's peak and piercing eyes.

Joel, seven months in the above photos, is now two-and-a-half years old. If you compare the photo of 18 month-old Angus in the first image, you can see the family resemblance!

Abby Kate at two-and-a-half months, looks just like her daddy in the first photo on this post!

It always gives me joy to see how hands-on our sons are as fathers. This is not hereditary; during the seventies and eighties when they were babies, it was not the norm for men to be involved with their children from birth. No way would Grant have changed a nappy/diaper, fed the baby or done pyjama parade, which, as you can see, Angus is doing in the bottom left photo!

All that remains for me to say is 



  1. Great pictures, Jo.... Happy Birthday to Angus... His son really does look like him. That is neat!!!!!

    Love the family pictures taken in 2007.... Awesome!!!


  2. What precious family memories and photos. Happy Birthday to your baby boy!

  3. The children reflect the parents.

  4. Love the photos Jo!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Angus!!! He's such a handsome young man!!!

  5. What a handsome-looking family you are/have! Past and present!

  6. What a delightful, happy and wonderful post for the day, Jo! Wishing Angus a very Happy Birthday! Such a beautiful family you have!!


  7. What lovely ph otos of your family. There really is a strong family resemblance. They're all such fine looking children and adults.

  8. Jo, you have a beautiful family. It is amazing how much Joel looks like Angus as a toddler, and Abby Kate does, too. I love the wedding family pictures.

    (((Hugs))) from Pat

  9. Nice to see the whole family together !
    Mr. G. was an exception he changed nappies, bottle fed, and let me sleep in 1973 !


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