Thursday, May 22, 2008

broken hearted

I don't even have the words right now but my heart is broken and sad for the Chapman family today.
"Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter to Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed Wednesday night in a tragic accident in the family driveway on Wednesday evening. She was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital but for only reasons God can explain she went home to Him... not to Franklin as we all so desperately wanted.

Your prayers are needed for all in the Chapman family. This is a family who has so generously loved and given to so many. 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. These words are unthinkable to type. And yet we trust in a God who was not surprised by this and because of Jesus I am certain through faith in Him we will see Maria again." - Jim Houser (Manager)

---Maria is the little one sitting in Stevens lap----
I can't even imagine the heartache they are feeling today. In reading their blog I came across this comment from a blogger..

"May God bless your little Cinderella as she is dancing with her King now."

"The stroke of midnight came too soon. The grand ball came to an expected and unexplainable close for your Cinderella. And like the story-book Cinderella, the magic came to an end, but in a different way. Your Cinderella exchanged her beautiful gown, not for common clothes, but for a spotless, white robe. Her glass slippers for a street paved with gold. Her tuxedoed attendants for a host of saints and a chorus of angels. Her distant prince for the ever- present Prince of Peace. Her bejeweled chariot for a heavenly mansion prepared since the foundation of the world. And she exchanged her gleaming white horses for the reality that she never needs to rush off again-she is now home. Really, the grand ball came to a close for those left behind. But for Cinderella it is just the beginning.

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