In this morning’s paper I read that Maria, the five-year-old daughter of Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed in an auto accident yesterday.  This is especially poignant to me and my husband because the Chapmans, like us, were firm believers in international adoption.

Please pray for this family at this time of grief.  
The following video, from SCC’s site, is hard to watch–but in time, I think it will stand as a joyous celebration of life and family. Even in the midst of suffering, God is faithful and good. 


  1. Kathy

    They are a beautiful family. I cannot imagine their loss, especially the brother. He has probably replayed that moment in his mind a million times wishing he could go back in time. May God be close to him today.

  2. Kay

    I have been praying for them all morning. I can’t imagine what they are going through. It has to be so much worse because of how it happened as opposed to a stranger hitting her. The emotions must be running the gamut over there. They are in my prayers and will be for some time.

  3. Lisa

    I too have been praying for them. I can’t even imagine the loss they feel. Thanks for sharing the video, as they have been on my heart so heavily since I heard the news. She is a beautiful little girl, who is now fully enjoying her heavenly Father as she got to know and enjoy the love of her earthly family.

  4. Mocha with Linda

    This just broke my heart. I cannot even begin to wrap my mind around the grief of Steve and Mary Beth, their son, their whole family.

    And today I attended a funeral of a mom who died of breast cancer the same day as Maria Chapman, leaving 3 devastated little girls, ages 7, 9, and 11.

    Come quickly, Lord Jesus!


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