I am so incredibly grateful to Sarah who helped to inspire the writing of this book as well as to Sarah’s parents who allowed me to dedicate this book in her memory.
In Loving Memory of
Sarah Lisa Foidart
1991 – 2003
Sarah was a 12-year-old girl from a rural Manitoba community. She courageously fought a battle against a very rare brain tumour but, unfortunately, she did not win. Sarah touched many people in her very short life. She was known for her mischievous playfulness and from a young age was a real trooper when it came to taking hikes; she so loved being in nature.
Sarah had, and continues to have a deep impact on my life. The night after she passed away she came to me in a dream, totally free from pain and back to her giggly old self. In the dream, she was twirling around in a meadow of wildflowers and said to me: “Susanne, I have faery wings instead of angel wings because faery wings are so much easier to run and play around in!”
That dream is as vivid to me today as it was the night I had it. After I had it, I started to research everything I could about faeries. One of the things I discovered was that they are considered “nature’s angels”. And it was while out on a nature excursion that the inspiration for writing The A B C Field Guide to Faeries came to me. I could not write the ideas down fast enough! I knew that Sarah was helping me tap into this creative channel.
This book is lovingly dedicated to that courageous young lady, who will forever live on in my heart, and who encompasses the character traits of each and every one of the faeries you will see and read about in the following pages. It is my hope that Sarah will touch every reader’s heart with her magic and inspire and motivate you to treat yourself, each other and the environment with respect.
Long may Sarah’s spirit live on. In love, light and enlightenment,