I guess I get to write about grief again. Not mine this time, but that of the Steven Curtis Chapman family. Yesterday his youngest adopted daughter was hit by one of his teenage sons in their family driveway. Maria Sue died soon after. My family knows what a big fan I am of Steven. Rachel, Joshua, Tim and I went to a concert years ago before our adoption. They adopted their first daughter from China around the time we were adopting B, S and M. His song “When Love Takes You In” was such a confirmation to us at the time that God was leading us to these 3 children. I have felt a kinship with his family and an amazement at their open hearts. So today hearing about the death of their daughter breaks my heart. I can’t imagine the grief and devastation they are going through. With all the trials and pain we have been through in our situation, I still wouldn’t trade it for the world. Many days I don’t know how to get through the day and continue to hope and persevere, but God always gives me the strength, if not the grace. So tonight I pray for divine healing and peace for this family that has brought so many other families together.
Steven’s latest CD has the song “Cinderella” on it, and I cried the first time I heard it and most every time since then. Tonight I listened on their website to his video and interview about why he wrote the song. Here’s the link: http://www.stevencurtischapman.com/cinderella.htm
May God grant them rest in His arms tonight.