Thursday, May 22, 2008

a sad cinderella post

After just having complained how I hated taking my kids everywhere!, I'd just like to go somewhere by myself for a change!, etc., etc., and so forth!, Leah came home with terribly sad news. She asked me if I had heard about Steven Curtis Chapman. I said no, not expecting what was going to come next. His teenage son backed their SUV over his 5 year old daughter, and she died from her injuries later at the hospital . This was sad of course, and I felt for him. But it wasn't until she said, "It's so sad 'cause he wrote that song, 'Cinderella'"... I've heard this song on the radio many times. And though it's always seemed like one of those tunes with lyrics orchestrated just to make you cry, I also knew that he had a daughter that he was singing about, so it was ok. And since Aubie is going through her Cinderella phase, it always made me tear up a bit. When Leah said that, I couldn't hold back the tears. "Cause all to soon, the clock will strike midnight, and she'll be gone." What beautifully sad lyrics! I don't care if I do have to take my children with me everywhere I go until they're able to drive, they're still here with me right now. This tragedy has made me rethink and realize how truly blessed I really am.
Please pray for SCC's family--especially his son.
I still plan to update my photos later. I just wanted to share my thoughts on this.


Renee Douglas said...

I read about this awful tragedy this morning. I went to his website There is a place that says, "If you would like to meet Maria and express your condolences click here. Then it shows a YouTube video of Stephen and Maria singing songs and washing dishes. It was such a tear jerker, but so precious. Over 6,000 people had left comments expressing their condolences.

You're right. Their son is going to need so much prayer. This will be a tragedy that will never leave him. I pray that in the days and years to come we will hear testimonies of how great God was during this time of their lives.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God will supply all your needs.