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On the evening of May 21, unimaginable tragedy struck Steven & Mary Beth Chapman when their 5-year-old daughter Maria Sue was accidentally killed by an SUV driven by their 17-year-old son, Will Franklin,
“At first you don’t even know if you can breathe. You don’t know if you are going to survive the grief and the deep, deep, deep sadness,” says Grammy-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. “You just want to lay down and die.”
Coping with the pain of his daughter’s death and the anguish of his son who was at the wheel, Chapman said his faith has been tested,
“Every lyric I’ve ever written has been tested beyond what I ever imagined.”
The deeply religious family said the loss of Maria, who was adopted from China in 2004 (two more daughters, Shaoey, 9 next week, and Stevey Joy, 5, were also adopted from China), served to strengthen their belief in God,
“Faith is the only way I can tell myself she’s okay. She’s safe in the arms of Jesus and she’s flyin’ around,” Will said.
Steven’s wife Mary Beth speaks on her grief,
“I’m broken and I would give anything to have my baby girl back. But that’s not going to happen. So I wake up in the morning and make a choice. You can wallow in the deep end or you say, ‘God, show me what you want me to be about today and how can I honor you, and in turn honor Maria.’”
Our hearts go out to the Chapman family.
Photo: Courtesy Chapman Family via People
On not wanting her sons to be in the entertainment business: “I’d rather not. But but I’d love them unconditionally if they wanted to. I’d just as soon they have a more normal childhood.”
On Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy: “I was shocked a little bit. She’s always been the baby, and now the baby was having a baby. It was mind-boggling.”
On wanting the boys to be close to her niece: “I’m sure the boys will be like big brothers to Maddie.”
On her new album: “I think it is more urban. I’m writing every day, right here at the piano in this living room… This is my best work ever.”
Read more on the Ok! website and grab your copy for the full interview.
Source : Ok!
Mexican actors Diego Luna and Camila Sodi welcomed their fist child a baby boy born in a Los Angeles, CA hospital. Sodi’s aunt, confirmed the news – no other details were revealed. A spokesperson for Canana Films, Luna’s production company, also confirmed the birth.
Luna and Sodi, married in February, they met while filming The Night Buffalo.
Congrats to the couple!
Photo: Getty Images
Actress Chantal Andere, 36, and husband Enrique Rivero Lake are expecting their first child together – Chantal is 2 months along and is due next March.
“I’m two months pregnant, and I can’t wait for all the changes my body’s going to go through.”
Chantal’s mom Jacqueline Andere said,
“I’m incredibly happy, and the only thing I can wish for is a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy”
Photo: JPI STUDIOS