A child’s love is priceless, so it’s a very devastating thing when that child dies. It’s hard for the parents and the family. However, the love and joy for this child never fades and they live forever through memories of happiness.
Three-year-old Sadie Grace Andrews will forever be remembered and honored after being accidentally killed outside of an ice cream shop. In Auburn, Alabama, Sadie was playing outside with her other siblings when she accidentally slipped into a grease trap and drowned.
Now she will be honored and remembered for her remarkable love for God and for those she cared about most.
“She had more confidence than any kid I’ve ever seen,” Sadie’s mother, Corrie Andrews, told AL.com. “And I’m not just saying that because she was my kid.”
“We know without a doubt that our baby is with Jesus,” Corrie added.
Corrie says her daughter’s name means “God’s Mindful Princess,” and that’s exactly what Sadie was. She was the perfect princess, the best reflection of what her name embodied.
“And she really was – she always expressed her gratitude and love for God and other people. She would light up a room with her smile; she walked with a hop in her step. I have never met a happier child who loved God with all his heart.”
Sadie’s father, Tracy Andrews, said he was happy, thankful, and grateful for the three years he got to spend with her family with her precious Sadie, and reflected on the many lessons his daughter taught him about life and the could teach love.
“She taught me to be happy, to love life, and to love people,” Tracy said. “At 3 years old there are no preconceived notions. For them all were good. She didn’t see the bad. She just loved people and it didn’t matter what they did.
Lance and Kara Latham are the owners of Breaster’s Real Ice Cream, the store where Sadie tragically drowned on Saturday. They released a Facebook statement on Sunday expressing their deepest condolences for the loss of the family.
“As the owner of Auburn Breaster’s, our deepest condolences go to the family of the child who tragically passed away on Saturday. They are acquaintances of ours and were regular customers. We are truly heartbroken that this has happened. Our thoughts are also with our young crew member who attempted to resuscitate the child. Like all of us, he is quite shaken. The whole of the Bruster family is deeply saddened by this tragic accident.”
They encouraged others in the church to continue praying for the Andrews family.
Sadie’s uncle, Chad Vermillion, also ran a YouCaring campaign on behalf of the family.
“The body of Christ is mighty when we act together, and if we can help lighten their burdens, let us do it,” Vermillion wrote in the fundraiser’s description. “Please pray especially for my dear sister Corrie and my brother-in-law Tracy. The pain is insurmountable right now.”
Corrie says God used Sadie on the morning of her death to prepare the mother-of-six for the grief to come.
Sadie hung from her grandmother’s blanket, with whom she slept every night. However, on Saturday morning, Sadie put the blanket in a bag and told her mother that she no longer needed it and wanted to give it away.
“Looking back, it’s like she knew she wouldn’t need it anymore.”
One thing is for sure, Sadie Grace has brought more joy to this world in her short three years than many of us can fathom in a lifetime. She radiated the love of Jesus and her family take comfort in knowing that she is now in his home.
I pray for peace that surpasses understanding and healing for each and every person whose life has been touched by this beautiful little angel.
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