Thursday, May 22, 2008
I just received an email from Steven Curtis Chapman (I'm on an email list to receive emails about various projects, etc...it was from his manager, not him personally). Steven and MaryBeth's youngest daughter, Maria, was killed last night in a terrible accident in their driveway. What a tragedy! Maria just celebrated her 5th birthday. She was the youngest of their 3 adopted daughters. I remember reading about how Steven 'found' Maria in China. He was there doing some touring and met up with some friends who work in China with many orphans who need medical attention. Maria needed heart surgery. She was very frail. I remember reading that Steven fell in love with her and could not get her out of his mind. He kept remembering the song he sang many years earlier called "Maria" One of the lines in the song says "Who's gonna love Maria?" and all SCC could think was that HE would! What a terrible tragedy to loose a child...any child. Please keep the Chapman family in your prayers.