Thursday, May 22, 2008


I just listened to a voice mail from my dad this morning telling me very sad news about my favorite musician, Steven Curtis Chapman. Apparently his youngest daughter, Maria, who was 5, was killed in their driveway yesterday when she was hit accidentally by the vehicle being driven by her older brother. Here's a full article with picture of the little girl and her dad. Here's a blog that's been set up in memory of her and for comments of condolences.

SCC had adopted his youngest three daughters, and he has been active with promoting adoption and providing grants through his foundation for many years. I've seen him in concert many times, and since adopting his first daughter several years ago, there has always been a large part of the show dedicating to information about children waiting to be adopted all over the world. He is such a passionate person, artist, performer, husband, and father. And I can imagine from watching him beam about his little girls how truly devastating this must be. Let alone the element of trying to also comfort his teenage son.

I've been working on a project that involves some of his music to post on Braska's blog. I need to find time to finish that soon. The first song he wrote about his oldest daughter, Emily, is the music I used for this post for Braska. Take a listen. Braska's adorable, but try to simply listen to the music and hear how much he loves his girl. There's nothing better than a dad who can see his daughter through the eyes of her Creator. And now this dad is grieving a daughter he loved. Please pray for comfort for this family.


  1. Oh, that is so unbelievably sad. I'll be thinking of their family.

  2. When I heard this I did not hear that it was an older brother that was driving...what an overwhelming tragedy all around. I hurt for that brother, and the rest of the family for sure.

  3. Thanks for the link to their blog.
    This is so heartbreaking, I will be praying for this family.

  4. So tragic....Man...that little girl was so beautiful and so loved.

  5. This is terrible news for sure. I just feel horrible for them. I have met Steven and he is a wonderful man. I hate that this happened to such a wonderful family.


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