Chapman Family Tragedy

My heart is just broken today.  Some of you may already know about the Steven Curtis Chapman tragedy.  His five year old little girl was killed in a tragic accident this week and my heart just hurts.  When Baby James died we asked Gary Hitsman to sing at his memorial service and Gary choose “With Hope” which is a Steven Curtis Chapman song and many nights when I couldn’t sleep I listened to those words to get me through the night.  Sherri framed the song for me and it’s in my scrapbook room and has really been a blessing for me.

With Hope

This is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you’ve gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but …

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
‘Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
‘Cause we believe with hope
(There’s a place by God’s grace)
There’s a place where we’ll see your face again
We’ll see your face again

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God’s plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father’s smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
‘Cause now you’re home
And now you’re free, and …

We have this hope as an anchor
‘Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so …

So we can cry with hope
And say goodbye with hope

We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope

Please pray for this family during what I’m sure is some of the darkest days of their lives.  On the official website for Steven Curtis Chapman they have a link to leave encouragement for the family and a cute video.

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I started my blog as a way to connect with other paper crafters and of course it has gone a totally different direction. I've been able to share my experience as a mother, my hurt and disappointments over not having a relationship with my maternal unit, my walk with God and how knowing Him has changed me and continues to help me grow into the person I strive to be......
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One Response to Chapman Family Tragedy

  1. Listen when you have the chance – –

    God bless,
    Chris
    http://chrisschellenberg.com/

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