Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I am so sad for this family that they have lost their little girl. Four years ago I purchased their book "Shoey and Dot" and it has been a book we read often. Along with the book was a DVD about adoption that I watched over and over again!! They touched our lives. (We also received the same book as gifts from Uncle Richard and The Jacobsons. Here is a little bit about what happened. I found these two photos on the web of their family and one of Maria Sue.

My heart and prayers go out to them.
The following words are from the Chapmans Web Site:

NASHVILLE, TN...5/21/08... At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.

More than five years ago, Chapman and his wife MaryBeth founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to over 1700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world. Chapman is a five-time GRAMMY ® winner and 54-time Dove Award winning artist who has sold over 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.

You can read about it more here. "

1 comment:

Jewels of My Heart said...

My heart breaks for their family.... I pray for them the Lord will give them His peace and comfort..... just too sad for words...