Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline, remembers an angel whose wings came too early Instagram/@LinaByan

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.

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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


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.


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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.

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.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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