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Thursday, May 22, 2008


I'm just devastated to hear about little Maria Chapman. From The Tennessean, dated on May 21:
Steven Curtis Chapman’s youngest child died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a car driven by her teenage brother in the driveway of the family’s Williamson County home. The five-year-old was hit by an SUV driven by her teenage brother... Police did not give the driver’s name.

The teen was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser down the driveway of the rural home at about 5:30 p.m. and several children were playing in the area, McPherson said. He did not see Maria in the driveway before the vehicle struck her, she said. “It appears to be a terrible accident,’’ McPherson said.

No charges are expected, she said. The accident was witnessed by two other children; the entire family was home at the time, McPherson said.

[Stephen Curtis Chapman] and his wife Mary Beth have long been supporters of international adoption, having brought three girls from China into their family. Maria was the youngest. The couple is so active in the cause that they formed an organization, Shaohannah’s Hope, to aid families wanting to adopt.

Please join me in praying for this family.


Aunt LoLo said...

Oh my goodness...how sad. We will pray for them.

bugs parents said...

What a terrible tragedy. We'll be praying right along with you for the entire family. I cannot even begin to imagine the heartbreak they are experiencing.

Cheri H said...

I can't even begin to imagine the pain their family is feeling. I feel so horrible for them all but espically the brother. They are all in my prayers.

Dawn said...

I just read about that. It is so sad.

CC said...

I literally just found out and blogged about the same thing. I was coming over to you to tell you. My eyes are still red and puffy from crying. :( I guessed that based on where the accident happened a family member was invoved. I didn't know who until I saw your post. What a horrible burden for that poor boy to live with for forever. I'm sure he could use many prayers as well.