Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A must see--SCC on GMA

This morning Good Morning America aired the first interview with Steven Curtis Chapman and the rest of the family since the very sad accident that took 5-year-old Maria from them 11 weeks ago today. I had my DVR set from last week, making sure I wouldn't miss it. I woke up this morning and happened to remember at 8:04 am, so I found ABC and it wasn't hardly 30 seconds before they started the intro. Both Braska and I sat silent during the whole piece. She didn't move, and I only moved to wipe a few tears.

Steven and Mary Beth speak as parents, desperately missing their youngest little girl. The older three kids, including Will Franklin, 17, who was driving the car that hit her in the driveway, speak of their pain and how to help each other get through. In mid-July, Steven returned to his tour, with sons Will Franklin and Caleb, as they are part of his touring band. What better example of his faith in the God he sings about and tells of every night than to return to sharing how this same God has brought him through the darkest time in the family's life? The response has been AMAZING at every show, with close to $700,000 raised for Maria's Miracle Fund, benefiting families trying to adopt children. This was done *without* any kind of plea or request. Fans just wanted to do something, and how wonderful that so many children will be helped in Maria's honor.

I know I'm biased since he's my favorite artist and has been for close to 20 years now, but I believe anyone can benefit from their story. It's amazing, and it's a testament to the true Hope we have. Please take a few minutes to watch as this family remembers their little girl. Tomorrow evening they will be on Larry King Live also.

Click for Good Morning America interview.

In case you haven't heard the song they're referring to "Cinderella," here's the explanation of why he wrote it, and then another video of the song itself. It was a long-running #1 for him several months ago, but it has more meaning now, I'm sure, than any award or album sales record.


  1. I have often worried about their son. I hope he doesn't feel guit related to Maria's passing. It was an accident. Sad circumstances, but so glad that they are using her death in a positive approach.

  2. This is so heartbreaking. I love love loved SCC when I was in high school-still love him, but his music got me through some hard times.

    I, too, worry about Will, but was touched by what they said he was told by his father right after the accident. I will continue to keep them in my prayers.

  3. Thank you for posting this! I had my tv turned off during the sumer (to keep the kids outside) and didn't know about this airing.
    How sad :(


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