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Maria Sue Chapman

May 26, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

My heart goes out to Christian recoding artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his family in the loss of their 5 year old daughter. She was struck by her older brother’s car while pulling out of the driveway.

I normally do not blog about news events but this hit home with me beyond the fact that I have a daughter.I guess when I step back and try to analyze it I don’t completely understand how something like this could happen.

I am a Christian and I do know that the Lord works in mysterious ways and his plan for us doesn’t always play out as we had envisioned it. It’s just hard to comprehend that a guy who has spent his life praising the lord and spreading God’s love could have his “Cinderella” taken away from him. I cannot even fathom the thought of pain he and his family are going through and pray that they find peace in this time of loss.

Steven recently wrote a book about his daughter entitled “Cinderella; The love of a daddy and his princess”. He also wrote a song about his daughter entitled Cinderella and the lyrics to the song are as follows:

She spins and she sways
To whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I’m sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on my shoulders

It’s been a long day
And there’s still work to do
She’s pulling at me
Saying “Dad, I need you

There’s a ball at the castle
And I’ve been invited
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?

So I danced with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I danced with Cinderella
I don’t wanna miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone…

She says he’s a nice guy and I’d be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of her dress
She says, “Dad, the prom is just one week away
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?”

So I danced with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I danced with Cinderella
I don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone

She will be gone

Well, she came home today with a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us all they had planned
She says, “Dad, the wedding’s still six months away
But I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?”

So I danced with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I danced with Cinderella
I don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone

Although my love for Lia cannot be denied, this event was a wake-up call to realize that every moment with her is a blessing. Regardless on how much my Cinderella will test my patience I will reflect on this ‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight, and she’ll be gone’

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Chapman family.

Resting in Peace

May 18, 2008  |  Dylan  |  No Comments

Dylan

It appears Dylan was the victim of a drunk crib accident that had a wood alcohol level of 5.3. Dylan is survived by his owner and his owner’s daughter. No funeral arrangements have been made since that money was spent on feeding him and replacing things he inadvertently broke as a 110 lb. Baby Huey. We ask that you please respect our privacy at this time and not respond to our Craigslist ad entitled “Free to a good home: Needy 4 legged garbage disposal “.

It was a somber day for me, although I heard laughter and cheering coming from the other room, most notably from my tennis shoes and the TV remotes. As you can see in the photo, it appears that it also caused swelling to “his boys”. Believe it or not they were that size even before the accident.