Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tragedy

One of my favorite people in all the earth has always been Stephen Curtis Chapman. I have loved his music as long as I can remember and I just think he is one of most Godly men. And he has such a beautiful family. When I was a teenager - I remember wanting to name my children Emily and Will Franklin (his children's names) after him. (His son was named after Billy Graham's son).
Then when he and his wife adopted three little girls and began actively working with Chinese adoptions - I just admired him even more. We even had a SCC song sung at our wedding (and it wasn't"I will be here". ha!)
My mom e-mailed me this morning to tell me that his youngest daughter was killed last night. One of his teenage sons accidentally ran over her in their driveway. My heart breaks for them. I'm sad for the loss of their daughter and I'm especially sad for their son - he will struggle with this for the rest of his life.
I found SCC's wife's blog a while back and had forgotten about it but I looked it up again. You could leave a comment to offer them your prayers and thoughts.

28 comments:

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

So sad. I heard this last night, then watched the Today show this morning. My heart goes out to them.

Leigh Ann said...

I had no idea. I heard on KLOVE they were saying you could go to their site and leave your love for the Chapman family, but I didn't know what happened. My heart is broken. So sad.

Alicia said...

Kelly-
A blog has been created to leave comments for the family.....


http://chapmanchannel.typepad.com/inmemoryofmaria/

ashleydiggs said...

OH my heart just breaks for them and like you said, for their son.

We too had a SCC song other than "I will be here" sang at our wedding!

Kristin said...

This sad story is all I've been able to think about today. My heart is so sad for the family and especially the son who was driving. I can't imagine!

Erin said...

I just held my five year old for about an hour after I heard about this...so sad, my heart just hurts for them...especially the son involved in the accident, I just can't imagine.

OMH said...

When I heard there was an accident and Little Maria and not survived my heart broke. I lifted the whole family up in prayer....then I read the detail that the teenage son was driving and I just asked God to hold him close.

Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

How terrible. I will pray for their family, especially their son. I can't imagine what he must be feeling right now.

Angela said...

How terribly sad! That is one of my worst fears. I can't imagine how they feel right now.

Hillary said...

I'm sooooo sad!

Julia said...

I heard about this on the news this morning, I will definitely be praying for their family today! Thanks for the blog link!!!

Faith said...

This is absolutely heart breaking. I have been praying for their family all morning. I just cannot imagine.

Mandy said...

Oh my gosh...there aren't words to describe how much my heart hurts for their entire family, especially their son. She was such a cute little girl!! This is such a tragedy!

Tamara said...

I feel the same way, Kelly. I'm just heartbroken for them! We are praying for the whole family.

Jenna said...

I heard about this as well and really just cannot believe it. It is truly just unimaginable. Definitely praying for them. And thanks so much for his wife's link. Heading there now...

Lauren said...

This is just so tragic. My heart breaks for the family and especially for her brother. I cannot even imagine.

Rebecca & Sam said...

that is so sad kelly! I too love SCC. He keeps writing hit after hit! What a blessed and taleneted man. They are the neatest family and how sad about their son! my heart is sad for them. I know they loved their growing family!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I think we are all floored by this news. My heart is so broken for them and especially her brother.

Thanks for posting the link to Mary Beth's blog..

blessings to you,
steph.

Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful the SCC family knows the love, grace and power of our great God. That has been a comfort to me as I think about the family this a.m. God will be ever present in their time of trouble.

I've been praying for them today too. We also had a SCC song at our wedding!

Blessings and peace,
Kelly S.

Laurie said...

I love SCC as much as you and I can't get this off my mind. SO very very sad.

Caroline said...

Have been praying all morning!!!! Oh my heart is broken for them. just broken.

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

I heard about that and my heart goes out to them! They are definately in my prayers.

Meredith said...

Oh how very tragic.

Kristen said...

I heard about this last night and bawled my eyes out! I can't imagine what their family (esp. their son) is going through. Thanks for posting a link to his wife's blog!

ACC-mom said...

I heard about this earlier and it is just horrible. He is and always has been such a role model.

"J" said...

Wow....that is so so so so very sad!!!! The son is going to have a hard time with that =( I feel for them!!!!

Dawn said...

Hi Kelly,

I have been a lurker on your blog for awhile now...not sure why I have never commented. I couldn't help myself now as I too am soo sad for the Chapman family. The loss of a child is so devastating, and their son, I am praying for his heart. They hold a special place in my heart as we are waiting to travel to get our little girl from China...the adoption community is just devastated.

Love your blog, and I will visit often :)

Blessings

Jennifer said...

Such shocking news. And ironically, I saw an ad in the paper today for a concert he was scheduled to do tomorrow!!! wow.