Sunday, March 6, 2011

"A Hearty Serving of Quality Time"

Jamie and I had been wanting to do something in memory of my mother for a couple of years now. When the opportunity came up for this cookbook for the Florida Baptist Children's Home we knew how better to honor mother than by helping children. Jamie is very thoughtful and sweet and surprised me by talking to Jessica and setting this all up for me.
(He is always thinking of thoughtful things to do for me!)

This was written about my mother in memory of her.
Carol Brown is lovingly remembered as a devoted daughter, sister and mother, talented teacher and special friend. God took her early in life, but she left behind a legacy through her family and the many children and friends that she touched.
Carol loved teaching and had a way of making each child in her classes fell as if they were the most special child in the world. She regularly provided breakfast and snacks for the children in her classes who otherwise would not have had a meal. She also bought clothing for both children and others she encountered at school who were in need. Though she has been gone for many years, there are teachers and co-workers who still look back and ask, "What would Carol have done?"Although her years were few, the mark Carol left on this earth was great.

I named my blog after her and her favorite word "Beautimous" When I was trying to figure out how to put it all together for my blog name a good friend that knew my mom said "why don't you name it Carol's Beautimous Legacy! And I knew that was it! I kept trying to figure out what to put with Carol's Beautimous ? And as soon and she said Legacy I knew that was perfect! Thank you Mrs. Marsha for helping me name my blog!
So back to the cookbook...sorry I got side tracked.

Jessica Thockmorton and Chef Jessica Bright visited our church "First Baptist of Cross City" Wednesday night with the cookbooks. We had a great visit and I got a case of cookbooks to sell.
Before we headed home I had to get some pictures of Caroline and Chef Jessica in the kitchen.

Chef Jessica is a food and nutrition educator and trained chef.
Chef Jessica is passionate about raising awareness for the needs of children in foster care.
In November 2009, Jessica was presented a Point of Light Award for Adoption Awareness by the Governor of Florida. She has also been presented the President of the United States' Call to Service Award and recognized by Hands on Jacksonville for her volunteerism.
Chef Jessica is great with kids! Caroline had fun with her in the kitchen!
I love this picture of them both!
Thank you Chef Jessica for the pictures in the kitchen! Caroline had fun getting to meet you and
enjoyed the stories! But most of all making her laugh!
You have such a sweet spirit! God Bless You!

1 comment:

  1. Franne, I love this post! I also LOVE those photos of Jessica and Caroline. Too Cute