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As wife-mother-artist-writer, Sadee lives a life delightfully jumbled. In her cozy Hamburg apartment, art & inspiration abound in the unexpected.

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  1. Thank you for sharing the pain and beauty of your journey. What an amazing story – so clearly woven by the Master Weaver. Bless you in the telling.

    • Thank you, Ashley. He’s weaving all our stories, isn’t He? And it’s beautiful to have those moments when you can actually see it all coming together.

  2. Thank-you so much for this post. It has been seven years since my husband died and seven years since my fiances wife died. We four were friends for years, Ted lost his wife first and then my husband died a month later. I called Ted from the hospital when John was sick and he was there for me after he died. I visited Maggie in the hospital the cancer was winning. Ted and I would end up in the hallway talking, I knew he needed me to be there for him, so I would sit and listen and hold his hand.

    So now seven years later we are together, running a business, remodeling his house and enjoying a granddaughter. Who would have thought these two old friends would end up together? It was God’s will I know that now, I am going to church again because of Ted and despite all the bumps in the road and the stress we love each other. He holds me in his arms and I can do anything again. I miss John and he misses Maggie; we understand each others grief.
    So we share with you our year of release, God Bless and keep us indeed.

    • Bless you in your year of release, and in your fiancee’s too DeAnn! It is so precious how God works everything for the good of those who love him–so mysterious and so surprising at times too. My dad remarried a wonderful woman who had also lost her husband a few years earlier than my mom went Home. It has been so neat to watch their relationship–the way they understand each other, like you said–and to feel so blessed that she is in my life now too.

  3. What a beautiful tribute to your Mama, Sadee. It’s clear you two have a very special relationship and that you brought her a lot of joy in her time on earth–I imagine she’s smiling from heaven at this too. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate those we love because we never know how long we’ll have them with us.

    • Thank you Holley! I imagine she’s smiling down on me too. I sure am smiling up at her. . . and telling my daughters all about her so they’ll smile up at her too!

  4. It’s been nine years since my father died. My husband and I were dating at the time. He was visiting me in CA from his hometown, Michigan, when I got the news my dad took his life. He abandoned me when I was younger, for 20 years, but the last 10 we reconnected and were like best friends. He suffered from bipolar. The grief was overwhelming, but through it all my future husband was there amidst the most painful time of my life. We ended up falling in love, so it was a bittersweet time. We were married the next year, on the anniversary of my father’s death (the only date the chapel I wanted to get married in was available) and on our 1st anniversary we found out I was pregnant. We now have a wonderful six-year-old son. God has a way of turning tragedy into triumph. Thanks for sharing your story.

    • So true–God turns tragedy into triumph. What a special thing for God to plan your significant events on the Anniversary of your father’s passing–such a poignant reminder of how God wants to create beauty from our ashes.

  5. Thank you so much Sadee for sharing these heart wrenching and heart warming words. How wonderful our God is to hold us through just the right person in difficult times….what a blessing that it has been your husband. Love your artwork and your words.

  6. The way you wove together loss and love and healing is beautiful, Sadee. Praying for your healing heart today, friend.

  7. Oh, bless your sweet heart Sadee. What a beautiful tribute. Thank you so much for sharing your heart through this post. Discovering we can still stand… that is so true during times of loss and healing. All through love. Remembering you in my prayers this month.

  8. Thank you for sharing your story which brings out how great God is at orchestrating things in our lives.
    I am going through the pain of a broken relationship and I am finding it amazing how God has been bringing people into my life to cheer me up. I do not question but bless Him for His kindness and thoughtfulness.
    Time and time again in my own life I have proven God to be my Refuge and Strength and my very present help in the time of trouble.

    • I pray the Lord continues to bring special people into your life during this time, Unicie. And I’m sure He will!

  9. So beautifully remembered! I am sure she is in heaven smiling down upon your healing heart as she reads this, too…you know I love the Jewish symbolism!

    And this….As I unravel before God, I’m reminded that He uses what sometimes feels to us like a tangled mess to weave a beautiful tapestry: the story of our lives.


  10. Thank you all for your sweet comments and encouragement. I feel very honored and blessed that I could share with you my story. For those of you who shared stories of your own loss and healing–you are in my prayers!

  11. I love that she felt butterflies before you did – I love her energy you show; her unabashed herselfness in communicating with you (as a mom who communicates out of the box but with lots of eye-rollning from my sons) – I love seeing how two women, mother/daughter communicate that love encased by God’s love! I love how she perched on your thumb and you compared God’s plan to the unique finger print each of us has. You are so blessed to have those memories of a mother like that!!!!

  12. Heart & Soul & Smile! Just like I remember your mama! Beautiful and touching!♥