Healing After Tragedy: Chapman Copes With Loss of Daughter

The Chapmans sat together on their porch with guitars, playing music. For them the burden is lifted by the grace of shared grief.

Steven Curtis Chapman's current hit song, "Cinderella," was written one night while getting his little princesses ready for bed. Incredibly, he wrote the words to remind him to appreciate each moment with his girls, before they grew up.

Just months before the accident, Chapman's book about fatherhood, "Cinderella: The Love of a Daddy and His Princess," was published.

After losing Maria, Steven thought he could never sing "Cinderella" again. But now, the words have an even stronger meaning for him.

"I thought, you know what? I've got to sing this song. I have to sing it because I have to continue, you know. These chapters that are still being written with my two little girls, Shaohannah and Stevey Joy. And Emily who's getting ready to be married, we need to keep living these moments, these living years -- these moments that we have, we still-- still need to be engaged in those," said Chapman. "And I need to be dancing with my Cinderellas."

And with conviction of faith, Chapman proclaimed, "I'm going to dance with Maria again."

The Chapman's are establishing a home for special needs children looking to be adopted in China. [Their daughter Maria was adopted with a heart defect.] To read more about Maria's Miracle Fund or the Chapman's adoption charity, Shaohannah's Hope, click here.

For more information on Steven Curtis Chapman's music, click here.

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