Steven Curtis Chapman's 5 year old daughter was accidentally killed in their driveway today by her older brother. Click to read the full story.
Here is another link all about sweet Maria.
I have been so sad about this tragic loss. Steven Curtis Chapman's music was played in our home from the time he began his career. (When I was about 8 he came to our church in Louisville, KY and no one had ever heard of him.) I've seen him in concert 5 or 6 times. His songs always touch me.
I feel their loss, also, because Matt and I want to adopt from China in the next few years. The Chapmans founded a wonderful organization called Shaohanna's Hope that helps "prospective adoptive parents overcome the financial barriers associated with adoption." They have a HUGE heart for orphans and adopted three of their own from China. One of them being Maria.
Remember them today and the coming days in your prayers. I can't even begin to imagine how their oldest son feels. It breaks my heart.