Thursday, May 22, 2008
Last night as I was reading the news I came across the tragedy that occurred to Steven Curtis Chapman's family yesterday. His five year old daughter was killed in the driveway of the Chapman home by her older brother. Her brother was backing out of the driveway in a truck, didn't see his sister and killed her.
I sometimes have made fun of The Dove Awards and even had a blind item from there, but the fact is some of the singers who are nominated each year are close friends. I have met Steven many times over the years, as well as his lovely wife Mary Beth. You would be extremely hard pressed to find a couple or family as loving as them. They have always been an advocate of adoption and in addition to their three biological children, the Chapmans had adopted three children from China as well. The daughter killed was one of those adopted.
My heart goes out to the Chapmans. In addition to the parents, I just hope that the brother is going to be ok. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon, and someone needs to make him realize it, and not let this horrible tragedy affect who he is as a person for the rest of his life.
If any family can pull themselves through this, it is the Chapmans.