Monday, August 1, 2011

One of My Favorite People

One of our first patients when we moved to Crockett and 'hung our shingle out' about 22 years ago was Mrs. Estella Brown. She was a fiery Christian lady who at the time, was the camp nurse for Frontier Camp. She talked a lot about God and the many ministries she was part of. She had a delightful smile and an infectious, can-do attitude.

Many years ago before we had children, she invited Amanda and I out to the camp for a visit. We didn't know many people in Crockett, so one evening we did just that. Mrs. Brown gave us a tour of the camp. She brought us back to her cabin, cranked up her hot plate and cooked us a delicious pancake supper. She played songs on the piano while we sang along and we ended the evening with a prayer. It was a very special evening and one I will never forget.

Well, she recently came by for a visit, having celebrated her 100th birthday last month. She is an inspiration to me and one of my heroes. If you know her, you know she loves the Lord and is not shy about wanting others to know Him as well.

Mrs. Brown, you are one-of-a-kind and a blessing to all who meet you. Thank you for being such a wonderful Godly example to all. You are one of my favorite people and I feel blessed to know you!

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