Saturday, December 06, 2008

Parting the Waters Book Release

Thursday, December 4, we held our local book release at the Marshall Visual Arts Center. My dear friend, Pam Dowd, made three beautiful arrangements for the tables.
As our way of saying "thank you" to a community that played a huge role in this story, we gave one free copy per family. Additional copies sold for $10 each.
Friends made cookies.
Jacob also signed books, with the help of his long-time aide and friend, Rusty Mauldin.
Messing with the camera man (my husband). I told Chloe to stick out her tongue, too, but she was too polite.
Guests mingle in the visual arts center, a spacious old building that was originally a laundry and now hosts art exhibits and other events. We enjoyed a steady stream of come-and-go visitors, and gave away/sold almost 300 books.
It was so much fun to sign copies for dear folks who prayed and ministered to us in countless ways.
Precious friends. I'm the one without any books. :)
Claudia Jones is the wife of the man who dove into the lake on impulse and found Jacob at the bottom. She drove to East Texas from Little Rock, Arkansas to be with us. Pam Dowd remained a constant presence throughout our ordeal. Her daughter, Natalie, was Jacob's best friend. They are both important "characters" in the story.
Another dear friend, Jeff Franzen, sent this bouquet. It was delivered to me at the signing table mid-event--one of many beautiful moments in the evening. Thanks to everyone who came and the many who continue to pray for Jacob. We love and appreciate you!

8 Comments:

Blogger Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thanks for allowing us to share your joy.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Madison Richards said...

Gorgeous pics. That has to be the most beautiful book signing event ever held!

What a beautiful day, and a beautiful tribute to the people of Marshall.

8:06 PM  
Blogger susanna said...

Jeanne, I'm one of the books and such crew. I watched your story from the link. And cried. And saw how your beautiful friends and community rallied around you and your family. And cried some more. :) I'm so glad you had a wonderful book signing. Blessings on you and your family.
Susanna Aughtmon

12:24 AM  
Blogger Dee S. said...

so happy for you, jeanne

12:43 AM  
Anonymous BJ Hamrick said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful evening...

6:08 PM  
Anonymous sharon d said...

What beautiful pictures! I was wondering how the book launch went, and I'm thrilled to see it went well. Congrats to you, and I'm praying the book is a blessing to those who need to be blessed. I know the Lord will use it to heal hurts and offer hope and encouragement.

12:46 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Very cool! Congrats!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I am so excited for you! And I need a copy or three! Can I get them signed? :) Oh and I reloaded my site so it is super fast now!!!

9:30 AM  

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