Saturday, August 9, 2008

i can't even imagine.

On May 21, 2008, Maria Sue Chapman, the youngest daughter of recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman, died in a tragic accident in the driveway of the Chapman home when one of their older sons accidentally ran over Maria as he was coming home. i don't know how you'd even come back from that. there are so many different levels. the loss of your daughter....the emotions toward / about your son. keeping it all together. i can't even imagine going through that, let alone in the public eye. any how, the chapman family spoke very candidly about the tragedy with Good Morning America. Please pray for the family during this excruciatingly tough time.

8 comments:

Chelle said...

I saw this. I haven't even been able to watch them on Larry King yet. I have to work up my courage. But - you're right. Unthinkable. What Mary Beth said about "a mother's heart" about did me in. (I don't know if that's the link you put up. I can't even click on it.) My heart breaks for them. It certainly makes me even more grateful for each day.

vsossaman said...

Well I am sitting her blawing! I knew this happened but hearing the interview just broke my heart. A mothers and fathers love is an incredible thing and none of us can put our mind around such a thing. Children are a such a gift, no matter what their age, it would be the absolute worst thing I can imagine! We are never ready to let them go, so in the meantime we cherish our precious family.

Cheryl said...

It was hard to watch, amazing to see their courage and honesty. I thought the Larry King interview was easier to watch (not easy, but easier)... not as much about the tragedy and more about sharing their faith.

Natalie said...

I haven't yet clicked on it... I can't even imagine either... How do you come back from it? So tragic...

Carrie Hasson said...

how incredibly sad and tragic
lots of tears
but their faith, strength and honesty is inspiring

Pastor's Perspective said...

Thanks for attracting others to this real-life story of tragedy and hope J. As difficult as this is to watch, it reminds us as believers as to "why" we're on the planet - to draw and draw others to the One who gives true strength and assurance in the midst of chaos. When nothing makes sense, Jesus is there and never fails. I encourage your blog readers to check out the Chapman family interview on Larry King Live also.

Mom said...

I watched both interviews and felt the GMA was done incredibly well. The compassion that Robin Roberts conveyed was wonderful. On the other hand, Larry King seemed to really just want the details of the accident. I was bothered that he couldn't get Maria's name correct. He kept calling her Mary Sue. As a parent who experienced something very similar to the Chapman's, I felt he could have been a bit more compassionate and at the very least get Maria's name correct.

Fun Memories said...

Thanks for posting this as I missed it and it gives me an even greater reminder to pray for them. They are turning their grief into joy for many others by providing funds to help people adopt who could never have otherwise AND continuing to rescue children who need a loving home. That is amazing.