Steven Curtis Chapman founded a ministry called Shaohannah's Hope, which provides financial aid to families that are adopting. He also has several adopted children himself. On Tuesday as we headed out the door for a day of doctor's appointments I received a package in the mail containing this sweet stuffed bunny! It is made by Gund in partnership with several organizations but it is to celebrate Shaohannahs' Hope. I won it in a contest done by Mommy Life right before Mother's Day. I was expecting a tiny little doll and was surprised to find this big bunny! Emma likes how soft it is. She doesn't generally hold on to things but this one is HERS.
I post this today with a heavy heart though. Today Steven Curtis Chapman and family need your prayers. Yesterday one of his daughters, 5 yr old Maria, was struck by a car in her driveway and killed. The car was driven by one of her teenage brothers. Any loss of a child is tragic, but this is especially so. Please keep this family covered in prayer as they face the loss of a child, and especially the brother that was driving- he needs comfort more than anyone. You can read the news release here.