It’s just hard to explain some of life’s tragedies. School shootings, massacres at country music concerts, and the unfortunate deaths of some of our greatest country stars. But one of the hardest is, arguably, the untimely loss of a child. You never forget any family member’s passing, but when it comes to a little one, it hits a little harder.
Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, is remembering a special little one on the first anniversary of her passing. In February 2017, Caroline’s sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Bo Boyer, said goodbye to their infant daughter, Sadie Brett. The precious beauty was born with congenital heart disease and despite a courageous effort, she lost her battle due to complications at just 7 months old.
In a post on her Instagram page, Caroline shares a picture of Brett and wrote, “Our sweet angel. In so many ways you were the most precious, life-changing gift to our family. You are so incredibly loved and missed. Send some love to your Mama and Daddy. They are missing you badly today. You are still the ultimate Queen Bee! We love you Bretty Boo. 👑🐝💛 #brightforbrett #brettsbarn #1in100 #chdwarrior #nothingdownaboutit”
Our sweet angel. In so many ways you were the most precious, life changing gift to our family. You are so incredibly loved and missed. Send some love to your Mama and Daddy. They are missing you badly today. You are still the ultimate Queen Bee! We love you Bretty Boo. 👑🐝💛 #brightforbrett #brettsbarn #1in100 #chdwarrior #nothingdownaboutit
She also shared a photo in her InstaStory of bouquets of roses for sweet Brett.
Actually, Caroline and Luke have been honoring Brett’s memory for nearly a year. Shortly after losing the sweet baby, they established “Brett’s Barn,” a rescue facility for mini and full-sized farm animals that also allows children like Brett to have a hands-on farm experience in a safe environment. Although a sassy goat named Goober Goldsby was the first animal to take up residence in the barn, shortly after, and true to her word, Aunt Caroline found the little white pony, Kilo, she had promised her niece.
Sweet Brett, here's your pony! Her name is Kilo and she's perfectly perfect. Playful, gentle, and has the cutest little gallop! Little heavy in the rear, but she owns it…has some sass in her step! Kilo is loving life in your barn. Thank you @redemption_road_rescue for introducing Kilo and many other animals to our family. We always knew we would find (for Brett) the perfect pony, but never thought she wouldn't be here to love it. If Brett were still with us, I imagine she and Ellen would braid and put little bows in her mane. My brother would drive all over Tennessee to find the perfect unicorn horn for Kilo…because we all know Brett would've wanted a unicorn! We love you Queen Bee 👑🐝 #brightforbrett #brettsbarn
But Caroline and Luke aren’t the only ones remembering this sweet pink posey on this difficult day. Social media is dotted with posts from other family and friends honoring Sadie Brett with tattoos, face paint and bumblebee outfits.
Hazel is wearing her brightest colors for our buddy Brett, the sweetest queen bee to have ever graced this earth. Today marks a year since baby Brett earned her angel wings after a fierce and valiant fight with congenital heart disease. We miss her every day but today in particular we celebrate her and send all the love in the world to her amazing mama and papa. Brett leaves an amazing legacy behind and her mama @ellenboyer is one of the strongest advocates I know for our kiddos. Please check out the @brightforbrett foundation ❤️ . “The bells that you’ve rung and the whistles you’ve blown will say to the world that the story you told was clever and brave and daring and bold – and I’ll be prouder than words can tell of every chapter and every bell.” – Nancy Tillman . . . #brightforbrett #chd #chdawareness #chdsucks
I get asked at least once a week why there’s a Queen Bee on my arm & I get the chance to tell complete strangers about Brett Boyer who changed my life & SO many others in her short time here… Her parents are 2 of the most amazing people I know & today marks one year since they’ve gotten to hold their beautiful baby girl… If you have an extra minute, I’d appreciate it if you send a prayer up or good thoughts towards them 💛 We miss you, sweet Brett, and we won’t ever forget the light you brought to this dark world 👑🐝 #brightforbrett #nothingdownaboutit
Our hearts and our praise go out to the Boyer and Bryan families as they recognize this precious angel, but also as they continue to honor her memory by helping others.