Life is a precious gift. My gift from God was a caring and loving man named Brett Matthew Sawyers who came into my life in 2008. At that time, he was my son Austin’s boss at Wheeler Mission; but once I met Brett, I felt a connection that was unexplainable. I called him one day and asked him if he would be interested in going to church with me; so, our first date was at The Vineyard Community Church in Greenwood and dinner at El Azabache in Southern Plaza.
We started dating more frequently and in June 2009, he asked me to marry him on his birthday, Dec. 12, 2009.
He completed our family. He loved being my husband, watching the Colts, having pool parties and working on our many home décor projects. He was proud of our home and loved entertaining family and friends. Most of all, he loved being a dad, son, brother, uncle, cousin, neighbor and friend; but most of all being “pop pop” to our grandson, AJ. He loved being with family, singing, traveling and just having a good time. His main job was at Lowe’s in Greenwood, and his other job was being a team player with The Voice.
He also enjoyed being a host at our Car Nutz cruise-ins. We embraced life and love together. We were true soul mates – never fighting; always striving, working and loving together. He always said, “I don’t care what we do as long as I’m with you. ”On Sunday, April 7, my sweet husband, only 55 years old, suffered a fatal heart attack before heading to church.
With tears, I said “goodbye” to him for the last time that morning. Yes, I have questions: How do I move on? Why him? This wasn’t part of our plan. For now, there is pain and loneliness. However, I trust my faith because I can thank God for the 10 wonderful and loving years that Brett and I enjoyed together