Sunday, May 25, 2008

monday meditations

No picture is needed this week. Join me in prayer this week for the Chapman family, a family I have never met but will forever have touched our lives along with sooo many others.
I am not kidding when I say adoption has helped my heart grow. I love in ways I have never loved before. I can not get this family out of my mind and as I type this words, tears fall. So many tears. I could not sleep last night as this family stayed in my mind. I really can not believe how much this family is in my mind, all of them. I do not know why this is so heavy on my mind, physically and mentally.
God is good. Joy will come from sorrow. I am sure of this. Our God is faithful and true.
I pray for each member of the family. I pray for those who are ministering to them. I pray that peace is poured upon them this week.
I almost feel guilty posting about the Chapman family. Simply because I do not know them. But i do know they could use some prayer.
Pray friends. Some of you have never heard of this family. That is okay. Some of you read this just to get an update on the Christopher's. Do me a favor. Close your eyes. Talk to God. Do not be afraid to just share your heart. This is real. Pray for the Chapman family. God knows what they need, even if you do not. Some of you do not pray. If you do, please please ask for God to comfort the Chapman's. This is not just a Monday meditation, they will need prayer for a very long time.
I am having a hard time writing this. I am constantly thinking about each member of this family. If I shared my thoughts, my tears would cover the keyboard.
I truly feel like I am grieving for a family member. I have no clue why, but I am glad we have the ability to communicate with our creator.

10 comments:

Briana's Mom said...

I cannot get them off my mind either. I am praying.

Cristy said...

Amy,

It is nice to know there is someone else who shares my feelings! All my guys are tired of hearing me say it, and don't understand why I am so totally broken for this whole family that I don't know.

But I am. ANd I am up at night praying, and wondering why it happened and how they can get through. But I know GOD has made us feel this way becuse they need us to pray, pray pray.

Glad to know I'm not alone!

Carol said...

just awful.............

redmaryjanes said...

Our hearts are broken because we are united with them as parents,waiting or with children today. We cannot imagine the pain of losing our child or being in a position where we have to love a child through an accident that could cripple their heart for life. This is an enormous tragedy. They lost their child. The have a child who accidentally was a part of the incident and they have their other children who witnessed the death of their sister. I cannot imagine. I have been praying for them all since I heard about this last Wednesday.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

It breaks my heart ..my thoughts and prayers are going out to the family and friends..
HUGS..

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am not a HUGE fan of his music, I only knew that one 'When Love Takes You In'... through this whole adoption process... then lately I have been hearing that song 'Cinderella' which by the way makes me cry cause it reminds me when I use to dance with my dad... I would stand on his feet, wrap my arms around his belly and my siblings would be sandwiched in the middle dancing with them both... it broke my heart to hear about this little girl and esp for the brother - this is going to be with him forever... that is the sad part... take care

sara said...

Still praying for God's arms to be around the Chapmans.

OH MY #6 said...

done and will keep doing!

Lea

Margaret Miracle said...

I feel the same way. They are in my prayers. I can't imagine....

Jen said...

Oh, I am still crying whenever I think of this family. I can't seem to stop. And when I think of how they have to pick themselves up and move on without her, well, I can't stand the thought of it. I know God will bring good from this tragedy, but I just wish that Maria could still be with her family. Anyway, I'm praying with you!