Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prayers needed!

Ok please pray for Steven Curtis Chapman and his family. One of his younger daughters was killed today after being hit by a car . I do not know this family personally. This is a Christian musician who had a large influence in our decision to adopt from China. My heart is sad. I know this family has touched thousands of lives.. Please join me in praying right now.He may be a famous musician, but he is a father and he and his wife had to say goodbye to a sweet little girl who went to be home with her Heavenly Father.
Why? Why does a family who has touched so many lives have to experience this pain? Only God knows the answer.

I do not doubt God. I can not grasp the concept of this kind of pain. In the past 2 years I have seen several children die. My first 2 funerals I ever attended were for patients under the age of 2. In the past few months, I have seen parents lose their children before they can even hold them. Perhaps its because we are waiting for our daughter, but dang, this is heavy. We have nieces and nephews and if anything happened to them, I would literally have a hard time taking a breath. What is going on? I do not know this family, yet I quickly go to God for prayer. As I pray for them, I think of sweet Catie and Audrey and Ava and their families and my heart aches. I do not want to feel that. I do not want my friends and family to feel that.
I do not that God will be glorified and I know that good will come out of this. I know this to be very true. I have seen goodness and joy come from pain and suffering. Knowing and believing do not take the emotions away.

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8 comments:

e-Mom said...

I just read about this tragedy somewhere else too. It's hard to comprehend the grief the Chapmans must be experiencing. Thanks for your heartfelt post. :~D

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I just read this story. How heartbreaking! I'll be keeping the Chapmans in prayers. I drive one of those SUV's that you can't see behind. I hate it! I can't wait until we get a new car. It scares me everytime I have to back up.

The 5 Powell's said...

OUCH.
My prayers are for the whole family - but ESPECIALLY her brother.

amy said...

I didnt feel right posting that the oldest brother was driving the car. But my prayers are with his heart. His parents have to grieve and help all of their kids grieve. unimaginable

Annie said...

It's so very, very sad.

Your post was so moving. Thank you.

Stephanie said...

I know I commented on this over on your other blog. I stopped by to thank you for your comment on my blog and to get to know you a little bit. This news has completely saddened me. This is the first that I've heard of it and as an adoptive parent that has been so touched by this family, it just breaks my heart. I pray that God has them wrapped in His comforting arms as I type this.

On a lighter note, I want to congratulate you on your upcoming adoption. There is truly nothing sweeter. I'll add you to my blog roll and stay in touch. I hope that you'll do the same!
Stephanie

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I hadn't heard about this yet. I just love his music. I can't even imagine losing a child...what they must be going through. Praying for them.

Amy said...

This has been heavy on my heart ever since hearing it. It's nothing more than heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers are their's.