Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sad News

I just heard that Steven Curtis Chapman's youngest daughter, Maria, was killed yesterday. She was 5 years old and was hit by an SUV in their driveway by her teenage brother. I can't imagine the devastation the entire family is feeling right now. Steven Curtis Chapman is a huge adoption advocate and has an organization, Shaohannah's Hope, that helps families fund adoptions. Maria was adopted from China.

I realize that I don't know Steven Curtis Chapman personally, but hearing of this tragedy is heartbreaking. His music has had a positive influence on my life since junior high and he seems like a truly wonderful man of God.

Here is an article about the incident. Please keep this family in your prayers!

1 comment:

mommastantrum said...

This story crushes me. (As does every story of a family that loses a child.) I think the fact that it was such a tragic accident on top of it all makes it even worse. My prayers go out to this family.