Thursday, May 22, 2008

Early Father's Day

Katie and Ethan's preschool celebrated Father's Day early as school is out before the special day arrives. The Dad's were invited to a morning of games and breakfast. It was scheduled on a day that Ethan had too many therapies to make it but Marc enjoyed the day with Katie. Marc was not able to get too many pics but here are a couple of cute ones.

Sack Race
Loved this ponytail shot
Katie took this pic of her friend Alex
and this pic of her daddy

I hate to end the post on a sad note but I feel that I must.

NASHVILLE, TN...5/21/08... At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.

More than five years ago, Chapman and his wife MaryBeth founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to over 1700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world. Chapman is a five-time GRAMMY winner and 54-time Dove Award winning artist who has sold over 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.

The Chapman family is so grateful for the incredible outpouring of love and support at this difficult time.

If you’d like to meet Maria and express your condolences click here

By mail, send to PO Box 150156 Nashville, TN 37215.

In lieu of flowers, the Chapmans request any gifts be directed to Shaohannah’s Hope.
The adoption community is so saddened by this devastating news.
Make every moment count and take a moment to hug your children tonight.


Vivian M said...

Happy early Dad's day! And that ponytail rocks!

Tammie said...

Looks like Marc & Katie Starr had a great time celebrating an early Father's Day!