Today we were listening to the radio and people kept calling in and saying how their prayers were with the family and we didn't know what they were talking about. After about 15 minutes in the car, someone else called and said what is everyone talking about ... and that's when we heard the news about Steven Curtis Chapman and his family's tragic loss. Last night their 5 year old daughter was hit in her driveway and passed away. *To top it off, according to the radio, the older brother was driving the vehicle - and he was not speeding or drunk or anything like that. It sounds like it was truly a complete and utter accident.
Oh, my heart broke. We really do enjoy his music so much - he has many great and wonderful songs. And I can't imagine the pain the son is going through. My heart breaks for him - and incidentally, this is not the first time I have heard of children getting hit by SUV's in driveways because they were little and the cars are too big to allow the driver to really see them.
Here is a link to Steven Curtis Chapman's page: here
I pray that their family will remain strong through this very painful time and that they can be surrounded with lots of support. They will remain in my prayers and thoughts.
*Note the Chapman's website does not mention the son as the driver and I certainly hope my radio station was not giving out information that was not verified or correct.