Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Saying Goodbye to Maria

I've been in kind of a funk for the last week...haven't felt much like blogging. I know all too well the pain the Chapmans are going through. No, I have never lost a child, but I know what it's like to feel like your world has ended as the bigger world out there continues on. You wonder how...don't they know what has happened? How can they keep going when everything you know has stopped? We are so small, but God is so big. Thank you Lord. I found this video someone put together on YouTube...a wonderful tribute to a precious little girl.

"Each gift from God is only yours and mine...for a time.
So we laugh, and we cry,
And the hardest part of life is letting go
To trust the One we know for sure.
We'll place you in the Father's hands,
The only One who'll ever love you more.
He'll hold us safely in His hands
'Cause no one else will ever love us more."
From the song "Heartstrings" on the CD titled "The Mercy Project"
Written by Jeff Borders, Gayla Borders, Grant Cunningham and Wendy Williams


Val said...

Julianne....I pray the you and Robert find peace within this tragedy.

The video was wonderful....and truly shows how she enjoyed life.

Melissa said...

Gosh....that just broke my heart all over again...I could see my youngest daughter's shinning eyes and smile in their daughter's photos...and I sat there thinking "I don't know if I could bear that."
I am so grateful that this is not the end...and that we know our loved ones are with their Father in Heaven who loves them even more than we could.
And so we grieve with hope.