Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter laid to rest

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,918

    Default Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter laid to rest

    With laughter and tears, Grammy-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his family said goodbye Saturday to their 'cuddle bug,' daughter Maria Sue. The 5-year-old died three days earlier after being accidentally struck at their Franklin, Tenn., home by a reversing SUV driven by her brother.

    In a two-hour memorial service at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville that drew more than 700 mourners, Maria was remembered for her love of drawing flowers, playing in the water, snuggling with her family – and doing dishes "buck naked." She "loved, loved, loved to be naked," laughed her mother, Mary Beth. Maria, the family's youngest, was one of three daughters adopted from China by the couple, who formed the charity Shaohannah's Hope (shaohannahshope.org) to help other families wanting to adopt.

    The couple, along with their three older biological children and their two other adopted daughters, Shaohannah, 8, and Stevey Joy, 5, were all barefoot during the service as a mark of reverence to ground made holy, they said, by the loss of Maria. Standing in front of the tiny white coffin covered with pink flowers, they took turns holding the young girls in their arms and embracing the son whose car hit Maria. Tears streamed down the 17-year-old's face and he wore Maria's pink security blanket around his neck throughout the service. In a letter Shaohannah had written to God and her lost sister that her father read aloud, she asked for prayers for her brother. "He has been sobbing," she wrote.

    The family raised their arms as they sang songs of worship and sought comfort in their faith. "We had talked [with Maria] about what it meant to be with Jesus," Chapman said. "I had no idea how soon it was going to be, but we know she is in His amazing house, playing in the water."

    Steven Curtis Chapman's Daughter Laid to Rest : People.com

  2. #2
    Elite Member Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Out There
    Posts
    39,138

    Default

    I can't fathom. I hope this family finds some solace, especially the son who accidentally hit her.

    R.I.P.
    “What are you looking at, sugar-tits?” - Mel Gibson

  3. #3
    Elite Member tkdgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5,469

    Default

    Terrible, terrible tragedy. God bless this family in their time of grief.

    A government big enough to give you everything you want,
    is strong enough to take everything you have. ~Thomas Jefferson

  4. #4
    Elite Member sweetness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    southeastern U.S.
    Posts
    11,485

    Default

    I feel so sorry for them. That poor boy.

  5. #5
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default

    how horrible.
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  6. #6
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    365

    Default

    Sad R.I.P.

  7. #7
    Elite Member SweetPea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Garden State
    Posts
    4,839

    Default

    I read about this the other day. That boy must feel so bad.
    Into the sunrise. The sunset is sad to me….it only means the night is coming.

  8. #8
    Elite Member lisalucy69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,584

    Default

    I feel so bad for the whole family. I cannot even imagine what they must be feeling. I hope their faith can help them through this terrible time.

  9. #9
    Elite Member qwerty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    6,673

    Default

    What a beautiful and uplifting tribute to their daughter. This clearly is a family very strong in their faith and love. I'm sorry they've had to endure this and that a child is now gone. Unfortunately, accidents happen.

  10. #10
    Elite Member heart_leigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Nowheresville
    Posts
    5,388

    Default

    Aw, my heart goes out to them.
    Rock the fuck on!

  11. #11
    Elite Member Folieadeux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    3,232

    Default

    Sounds like a very nice service, one that really matched their belief and needs.

    Poor girl.
    ssabmud

  12. #12
    Elite Member t13nif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    i'm in yer manifesto, correcting your spelling mistakes
    Posts
    3,524

    Default

    Everytime i read about this i cry. My neice is adopted from China and i can't imagine losing her. And what a tragedy her brother was the one who hit her. I hope he can forgive himself.
    "Hope everyone' shavin a good one!" - Karistiona

  13. #13
    Bronze Member sara1089's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    138

    Default

    I just saw him in concert a few months ago and he talked so lovingly about all of his children - especially his adopted daughters. My prayers go out to them during this terrible time.

  14. #14
    Silver Member SpookyGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    586

    Default

    I feel so, so awful for the boy who struck her with the car. How terrible for him.
    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
    Robert Frost

  15. #15
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,621

    Default

    It was tough watching the clip of her in this link:

    Singer Steven Curtis Chapman's Daughter Dies in Tragic Accident : People.com

    She was just too adorable for words. What a little ray of sunshine.

    RIP Maria.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 20
    Last Post: May 22nd, 2008, 06:07 PM
  2. Shia LaBeouf can't get laid
    By mrs.v in forum Latest Gossip
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: April 22nd, 2008, 06:36 PM
  3. Georgina Chapman's dress
    By mrs.v in forum Famous Style
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 28th, 2007, 03:03 AM
  4. Replies: 37
    Last Post: November 3rd, 2007, 02:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •