Update: Stroke of Grace has become In Darkness Sing and has moved to JenniferSaake.com.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Saake (founder, Hannah's Prayer Ministries), experienced 6 strokes via vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office, including brain stem and cerebellum bleeds, in Oct. 2011. Jenni remained hospitalized for nearly 2 months and was not expected to live (near death experience) nor recover, but if she even survived, she was slated to live out her days in a nursing home or, best case, to maybe come home but wheelchair-bound and needing 24-hour care. At 5 years, 7 months God showed how He was writing her story from the beginning.

Jenni is currently writing more books and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Stroke of Grace became In Darkness Sing in early 2018 and has moved, along with all five of Jennifer's active blogs, to one location at JenniferSaake.com.

Since Jenni's chiropractor carried no insurance and moved out of the country soon after the accident (thus avoiding any legal or financial consequences), if you would like to help contribute to the Saake (pronounced like the two small words, say and key) family's massive financial needs (medical expenses alone are estimated to cost between $1- and $1.5- Million in Jenni's lifetime), please visit Jennifer Saake's Stroke Survivor GoFundMe Page. (This support information has been added in direct response to several reader requests.) The Saakes sincerely thank you for your prayers and if God prompts and equips you to send any monetary assistance as well, this is a significant added blessing.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Four and a Half Hours

I have a dress with a mesh back yoke. Then brand tag was bright red and showed through the mesh. I removed it as carefully as I could, but still ended up doing this damage:

So my friend, Shelly, took me to get these:

Wonkey hands and all, I decided to upgrade my dress:

The first butterfly took me over 2 1/2 hours to sew over the hole.

I managed the second in just under two hours.

The stitching workmanship is not up to pre-stroke standards, but I did it!


  1. I am proud of you for doing it. I can sew and would help if asked.

    1. I know. And you do all my mending. Thank you! But I did this one myself!

  2. It is funny. The stitches we see in our heads before we start are never the same ones we can make anymore.... good job! Looks great to my!