Thursday, May 22, 2008

Grieving

Even if you're not an adoptive parent, chances are you've heard about the tragic accident that befell the family of Steven Curtis Chapman.

If you don't know his story, he and his wife are the parents of six children, including three beautiful girls adopted from China. Through their story, they felt called to share the blessing of adoption with others through the foundation of Shaohannah's Hope.

From the website:

Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, founded Shaohannah’s Hope to reach the church with God’s call to care for orphans and to help more experience the miracle of adoption by reducing the financial barriers, primarily through awarding adoption grants. We are not an adoption agency, but we are dedicated to empowering the church to reflect God’s heart for orphans and embrace them with His love.


Today, as we grieve the loss of their precious child with them, let's not forget that God will make good on his promises. He will bring joy from this sorrow. Please consider making a donation to the special fund created in their daughter's name. To make possible the miracle of adoption, the permanence of a "forever family", for others; who might one day know the story of this special family whose heart for adoption reached far beyond the walls of their home.

To simply leave a prayer or message for the family, visit the blog set-up In Memory of Maria.

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

Jane thanks for sharing this--we love his music and I was not aware of this. My husband has been thinking about adoption but I just don't know:-) I feel I have all I can handle with a child with Aspergers and I almost died with child #5--but I am not in control right, God is;-) I loved reading about your adoption journey. thank for visiting:-)

Easter A. said...

Jane,
Thank you for this post! I have checked out the link and there are hundreds of families who left a message to the family that it was hard to get to the bottom of it. My computer froze as I was trying to leave a message.

Anyway, please come and visit and join us in prayer. I have also added this link; thanks to you.