Three years ago today the unspeakable happened for one family, the sudden and tagic death of a child. That child was Maria Sue Chapman, the daughter of Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman. Something no parent or family should have to face. This father was saddened by the news back then but at the time it didn't radically change my life. That would come roughly two and a half years later. That is when the importance of that horrible tragedy touched our family. It was while reading, Choosing to See, that God very clearly and emphatically touched my heart so deeply with the conviction that we were not done adopting after our third and latest Chinese child. I thought I was so done. God had other plans.
One life will literally be saved by this terrible tragedy. Oh I'm sure many more than one, but one in a mighty way for our family. I can't comprehend what the Chapman's have faced these last three years. The book just touched the iceberg of their profound loss. I feel guilty for my thankfulness today for our impending homecoming with Jace. It is accompanied with mixed emotions and heartfelt prayers for the Chapmans.