A Chariot for Princess Sadie

I want to tell you a little story. 

Almost two years ago I wrote this blog post and told you about a precious baby girl named Princess who was in desperate need of an adoptive family.


I prayed for Princess, hoped her family had been found and then never heard anything else about her.

Fast forward a year later.  I was in the hospital with Benjamin getting an echocardiogram completed.  His technician was chatty and was telling me about her aunt who was in the process of adopting a little girl from Ghana with special needs.   We had a nice conversation about special needs adoption and that was that.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I emailed a woman who has been advocating for a little boy in Ghana with special needs.  I told her I would love to feature him on my blog.  We started chatting and we realized that SHE was the aunt from the conversation with the echo technician!  Her niece had told her about our family (adoption connection after all) but who would believe we’d ever “bump into” each other on Facebook.

Just today I put all the pieces together and realized that her daughter (now named Sadie) is precious Princess who I posted about in April 2011!



Would you read Princess Sadie’s story below and consider helping this family afford a wheelchair accessible van for their daughter?

I know just how hard it is to manage transporting a wheelchair without a proper vehicle.

And I also know that our community can do amazing things – just like when you all raised enough money for our handicap van!  

I can’t wait to see this family blessed the way we were!  I am so excited to see little Sadie riding tall in her new wheelchair in her new van.

Please consider donating to help make this families dream a reality.

A Fairy Tale usually begins with the words, “Once upon a time”, ends with, “happily ever after” and is filled with all sorts of things that don’t happen in real life. I want to share with you a real life Fairy Tale that begins with, “Once upon a time”, ends with, “happily ever after” and is filled with all sorts of things that don’t usually happen in real life but because the Author of this story is God, well, anything can happen. This story is about a princess, no really, her name is Princess. She was born in Ghana, West Africa after surviving a late-term abortion. There was an heroic rescue and she was given the name, Princess. Through a series of extraordinary events, Princess was adopted by a family in a far-off land and she became, Sadie Mae Beute. Now, our princess’ new family didn’t know it at the time but the name they chose for their precious new daughter actually means, Princess. I told you anything was possible in this kind of Fairy Tale! So Princess Sadie made the long journey to her new home and began her “happily every after” with her new family, her forever family. Sadie’s story has been full of ups and downs and twists and turns. It’s not been easy but I can tell you it’s beautiful. You can read all about Princess Sadie and her precious family on their blog atwww.beutebunch.blogspot.com. I think you’ll find it to be beautifully and honestly written. Because of Sadie’s special needs she will soon be using a wheelchair which will not fit into her family’s current vehicle. The reality is that vehicles with wheelchair lifts are very expensive. This dear family is a long way off from affording this type of purchase but their precious daughter will begin life with her wheelchair already this March. This is where we come in! I believe that during the month of February we can reach 4,000 people who are willing to give just $5 toward the cost of a “chariot” for Princess Sadie. Sounds almost impossible, I know, until you remember Who is writing this Fairy Tale! With God, all things are possible! Please take a moment to read Sadie’s story, donate $5 and then share this opportunity with your friends. Sadie’s Chariot Fund, an account at Chemical Bank has been set up for receiving donations. You can drop off or mail donations to 5980 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, MI 49401. Checks can be made out to Audrey Beute and/or Sarah Butterfield. Please write “Sadie’s Chariot Fund” on any donation so that it will be deposited appropriately. Donations can be made via Paypal on the Beute family blog.

Thank you for helping this sweet family!  


One Comment to “A Chariot for Princess Sadie”

  1. Where is Sadie’s family living? Someone just messaged me on facebook about a patient of theirs who is trying to sell their wheelchair accessible 7 passenger van here in Colorado. It is a 1997 but it only has 64000 miles on it. They want 6000 for it, but it is negotible.

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