Friday, May 23, 2008

Celebrating 26 Months Closer to Hannah!!

Normally today is a day of celebration but today although still one of celebration also contains much sadness. As much as I am thankful for being another month closer to Hannah, my heart still aches for the Chapman family. As I type this, this beautiful family is facing one of their first days without their precious Maria. Tonight is the visitation and tomorrow is her funeral so if you can take a moment to pray for the Chapman family I know that they would appreciate it. Their daughter is safe in the arms of Jesus yet I'm sure at the same time their arms are aching to hold the precious baby girl just one more time.

I cried as I watched this fun little video of Maria helping her daddy with the dishes just two short months ago. It's precious yet so hard to watch knowing this will never happen for them again.

The song Cinderella (video below) was written by Steven last year for his daughters. Who would have known that his little girl would not be walking into the arms of her Prince Charming but rather dancing into the arms of the King of Kings?

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Lifting the Chapman family up in prayer....


  1. Beautiful Cathy. I've been totally overwhelmed by this tragedy as well. (I too wrote a post about it today.) Knowing that Maria is in the arms of her King provides comfort from the unbelievable pain and confusion.
    My prayers continue,

  2. Congrats on 26 months closer!

    Beautiful flowers.

  3. Wonderful post. I can not watch the videos anymore, Ive cried each time I watch one.

  4. I am just so devastated by their loss. There can be none greater, and I have been remembering them in prayer.

    Congrats on being one month closer to Hannah :O)

  5. The Chapman family would be happy to celebrate a LID with you as well. My heart is breaking for this family.

  6. I too can not get the Chapman family out of my thoughts. Surely they are in need of all our prayers right now.

    I know when you have Hannah in your arms you will cherish each and every moment with her as truly a gift from God!! I know we already do with our babies!!

    Bless you as you continue this journey!! Happy 26 months!!

  7. This tragedy just haunts me -- I can't even imagine how painful it must be for the Chapmans. My heart goes out to the whole family.

  8. It is a somber time I think for everyone in the adoption community. What a huge loss.

    Congrats on the 26 months....

  9. SCC was to play in Orlando tomorrow evening - Michael W Smith has stepped in.

    26 months - stay strong.....

  10. God bless Maria and the Chapman family.

    26 months! Wahoo yourn on the home stretch now :)

  11. Congrats on 26 months down. I love lilacs, they're beautiful.

  12. 26 months and getting closer and closer!

    Between the Chapmans and the China quake, I have been so emotional this week. It is just devastating.

  13. Happy 26 months LID!
    Hang in there...

  14. Congrats on your 26th lidiversary!! You're getting there inch by inch.

    I was in shock and disbelief when I read about little Maria. My heart is just breaking for the whole family, especially for the brother. They're all in my prayers.

  15. We share in the sadness and in the prayers for the Chapman family... And we also share in recognizing your journey, now 26 months long, as you Wait for your Hannah.


  16. I feel so helpless, as they suffer. I can only pray for them. Their sorrow must be unimgainable. My prayers are with them.

  17. My friend, we ARE getting there. Today is a day I am hanging onto the faith really well! Thanks for helping me do that.


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