Friday, May 23, 2008

Please Pray for the Chapman family

Left to right Will Franklin, Maria, Steven, Shaoey, Mary Beth, Stevey Joy, Caleb and Emily


At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.

More than five years ago, Chapman and his wife MaryBeth founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to over 1700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world. Chapman is a five-time GRAMMY ® winner and 54-time Dove Award winning artist who has sold over 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.

The Chapman family is so grateful for the incredible outpouring of love and support at this difficult time.
If you’d like to meet Maria and express your condolences click here
By mail, send to PO Box 150156 Nashville, TN 37215.
In lieu of flowers, the Chapmans request any gifts be directed to Shaohannah’s Hope.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

“The Kid in You” Photo Contest

This pic is of DD1 at City Museum in St. Louis, MO. This was a 3 story slide and was my favorite thing to do there! Some people wearing jeans didn't go down very fast, but I had on polyester slacks and I flew down! It was such a blast!
[you can click on the pic for a close up to see the sheer joy on her face]

5 Minutes for Mom is hosting another photo contest and they want to see "The Kid in You!"
See what you could win:
The Grand Prize: A Nintendo Wii
Second Prize: A piñata packed with Nestlé!

Entry deadline is Monday, June 2nd, 12pm EST. so don't miss out!