5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Friday, May 23, 2008

In memory of Maria Sue Chapman (2003-2008)

Maria Sue Chapman, youngest daughter to Mary Beth and singer Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed in a tragic accident Wednesday night when her older brother accidentaly backed over her in the family driveway. Just hours before this close knit family was celebrating the engagement of the oldest daughter Emily Chapman, and were just hours away from a graduation party marking Caleb Chapman's completion of high school. Now, they are preparing to bury a child who blew out 5 candles on a birthday cake less than 10 days ago.

My heart has ached for this family all week, especially each time I have hugged my own sweet 5-year-old and seen her smile. I hope they can find some comfort in the memories of their beautiful, funny girl and in their faith in God. It's so difficult to even begin to try to understand accidents like this.



  • At 2:51 PM, May 30, 2008 , Anonymous Frankenstein said...

    The problem is no one teaches us what to do with a heartache How do you triumph over it? God bless! 5 steps from Grief to Grace is my advice to the Chapmans, and you – you may read here my new essay on the subject: http://frankahilario.blogspot.com/


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