Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Parent's Nightmare

From News Reports:

The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven
Chapman was struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle
driven by her
brother, authorities said.The girl, Maria Sue, was hit in the
driveway of the
family's home Wednesday afternoon by a Toyota Land Cruiser
driven by her teenage brother, said Laura McPherson, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee
Highway Patrol.The brother, whose name and exact age weren't available,
apparently did not see the girl, McPherson said. No charges are expected."It
looks like a tragic accident," she said.

My heart plummeted to my stomach when I read this today. My friend Cheryl sent out an email asking if we had heard about this terrible accident. She knew that Julie and I are big fans of SCC and his music.
There are few things in life that terrify me more than the thought of losing my two boys. I love them more than myself and feel it is my responsibility to protect them. I know every parent feels that way. However, there is no way to protect them 24 hours a day. That is why I pray constantly that God will be their shield and protector. That he will remind them to put their armor on every day.

My heart goes out to Steven and his wife Mary Beth and their entire family today. They are living my nightmare and my heart breaks for them. However, I also know that they have a great big God who be holding them every step of the way along with the prayers and support of many who love them.


K Storm said...

I heard this on the news this morning and cannot imagine what they must be feeling now.

From the Doghouse said...

Oh man, that's awful! It's also the second time in a month I've heard about this happening.

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

This is such sad news..I hate to hear things like this..

Sandi said...

How sad! I've heard stories about people backing over their children accidentally, but it hits home when it's a family you respect and admire.