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February 21, 2010


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Huei-Yi Pan

The Chapmans are always in my prayers, and I am asian also but was born in America. I cannot wait to meet Maria in heaven!:) I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior May 1,1995 and came out of the religion buhuddism. I am la la la la live outloud! Like Steven says!:) God bless you all, and the kids too!:)
Love in Christ, Huei-Yi

Julie in CA

Praying for you daily. What a really cool way for her artwork to carry on and for your family to remember a special day.

Alison Lewis

The shirts are beautiful! I can't wait to order some. Your family is absolutely precious. Mary Beth, you look wonderful in these photos. You look like you've lost a lot of weight. Do tell your secret. :)

Allison from MD

Such a beautiful family! I am praying for you also. The story about Maria's flower is unbelievable! Like Huei-Yi said, I absolutely CANNOT wait to meet Maria in Heaven! That day when all of us will finally have eternal rest with Jesus will be just beautiful.

Patcine McAnaul

I have been looking on the website trying to see how to contact you all, and I wanted you to know that yesterday (February 20) I thought about you all and your beautiful little girl. I listened to the song February 20th as I did my run on the treadmill, and said a little prayer. I know how hard it is to make it through 'special' days, and anniversaries of losing a loved one, as I just lost my 3 year old son in a tragic accident just 7 months ago. His little sister is 2 and her name is Maria also. Today is the 7 month anniversary and it has been difficult, but as we all keep our eyes focused on Jesus and the His promises for us all we make through each day. You are an amazing family and such a blessing to have you all and your husband write that heart felt CD 'Beauty Will Rise'. It has helped me more than I could ever explain. Thank you. From one grieving and healing mother to another, God Bless you , you and your family are always in our prayers.

In Christ


Vanessa Schaecher (from Nebraska)

Lovely pictures to commemorate & honor a beautiful girl! Can't wait to see all the new items in the store...I know I'll be buyin' some. I continue to keep your whole family in my prayers.

(from Nebraska)

Robert Fairchild

I so wish I could talk to you and your family. You see on April 19th 2000 I backed over and killed my 19 month old grandchild. Her parents were very young 15 and 16 when Carrieann was born. I have never been able to deal with the guilt I feel I grieve her loss but I am the one who CAUSED the loss. She was more like a daughter because whenever she was sick or fussy they would drop her off to Sharon and I to take care of. We stayed up all night with her mopping her forehead cleaning up when she got sick. Sharon and I split up afterward, she has since married her last words to me were "I hate you I hate you I hate you" I've had no support. God says whosoever cause these little ones to come to any harm... How do I forgive myself how do I even BEGIN to heal? If you read these comments, please you have been through this your son must know how I feel.. please get in touch with me. I love this page for Maria thank you for posting it. -Bob

I love the two songs on the web page wish I could hear the rest. Right now I just can't afford it. I was sharing some of the words from the songs on the webpage with parents who have lost children. You might see an upsurge in sales. -RCF

Bob Fairchild

The Club

There is an exclusive club
One which you would pay anything
not to be a member of.
One where its members all have a common bond.
A place where we can come,
and everyone knows how to respond.
A club that allows us
to not feel so all alone.
Each of us has a child
with their name carved in stone.
Our eyes weep,
our smiles droop,
our sorrow is deep,
and our hearts continually ache.
We all mourn the death of a child,
and are struggling to live again in its wake.
Some club members are very new.
The veterans show us what to do.
We all help each other cope,
trying to provide a drop of hope.
We all pray to God that you
never have the need to join our fold,
that you will always have your children to hold,
but please know that we are here
with open arms and understanding hearts,
if you ever do.

Copyright Jayma Bezzy 2007

I wanted to share this with you as I found it to be encouraging. In The Compassionate Friends their main saying is "You Need Not Walk Alone" Now, we have Jesus this is true, however God also provided us each other to help us through. You should check out their organization. TTFN, Bob

Chrisa Schimmels

I continue to pray for you. I lost my infant son 2 1/2 years ago and although the pain is easier to bear, not a day goes by that he's not in my mind and my heart. It will get easier, but you will be forever changed. People say I'm such a strong person, but I'm not. No one is that strong. It is God who is the strong One. He gave us that strength to survive. I still have very painful days and I have the last couple, but I know that with God on my side I'll be okay and can make it through anything. I do understand the pain you feel. I have been listening to "Beauty Will Rise" a lot. It's very comforting to me. God will get you through this and Maria will always be remembered. He will continue to strengthen us in this walk. May God bless you and I will continue to pray for you.


I praise God for the wonderful CD, Beauty Will Rise. I tell people it is more like a book than a CD because you can almost "read" it. The words you use are exactly how I feel from the loss of my husband. Some of the feelings I could never express until now. Thank you for being willing to share your grief. My prayers wil be with you.


I felt led today to search your name on the internet. When I read your testimony of "beauty will rise" I realized why God brought me there. God is also asking me to share my personal journey with others and I was so encouraged to see someone else willing to be vulnerable in the pain. You have blessed me, and I pray God will bless you in return!


I have been hearing the song "Heaven is the Face" and I lov ethe song. I lost my daughter in July 2008 and this song describes they way I feel exactly. Although its been almost two years it feels like yesterday. We have started a Grief Ministry in our church because God put it on my heart to help others who have lost loved ones. I just wanted to thank you for putting your feelings into a song that speaks volumes to how I feel. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

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Marcella Fowler

It was by chance that I found out about you tonight. I am sorry about your loss. I lost a 15 year old grandchild January a year ago. I will listen to you music. I will pray for you and your family.

Pam Johnson

I just want to thank you for the credible testimony of your lives. In a world where Christianity has many faces, yours is the face of Jesus. I know adoptions can be wonderful and difficult and I say that all in the same breath. (We adopted three older Korean and Vietnamese children many years ago.) Thank you for your ministry in helping others adopt. Your fund helped dear friends of ours adopt their Haitian boys before the earthquake hit. May the songs of your life continue to make God's heart sing and may the Hope you have within give you the courage you need each day as you remember Maria.


R.I.P. Maria. See you in Heaven. I'm Sorry about Maria. Maria died peacefully surrounded by the people who loved her. I'm sure her final thoughts where about y'all and hopefully she asked God to take care of y'all. She'll be in your hearts forever.

Donna Gantt

It is at times like this that we are reminded that this life is thankfuly not all there is....there is coming a day when there will be not more tears, no pain, no hunger, no disease and no more death...Praise God for preparing a place for those that accept him as Savior. All he ask is that we accept his sacrifice for us and reach out and love othes as he loves us...God bless you, Donna

Simply Jen

I'm so sorry about Maria, she was precious. Y'all are in my prayers, and may God bless y'all always.
Simply Jen

Kevin Kerner

We lost our 10 month old daughter in an accident on January 5th, 2009. I remember hearing about your loss and thinking... "how could anyone deal with such a thing". I now know that it is possible to move beyond the sorrow and see the gifts the cross can bring. When the accident was happening, all I could hear in my head were two words... "Trust" and "Wait". They carried me to this day. And as I listen to your songs, as a father that has lost a child, I find it an amazing thing that you've put into words so much of what I feel. We know we'll see our daughters someday. And for now, we'll just have to smile and wait. It will be a wonderful thing. Thanks for what you're doing! Some info on our sweet Rose Marie...

Ken Canady

I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. I lost my little girl Cassie in 2006 and it was only with Gods help that our family made it through. I pray that God comforts you and gives you the "peace that surpasses understanding"

Ted Meigs

We adopted our two precious daughters from China in 2002 and 2005, and their ages are now 8 and 5. No matter how many times I hear the song Cinderella, or see photos of your beautiful Maria, it never ceases to make tears literally pour from my eyes. I am so profoundly sorry for your loss. I can tell from your photos and videos that Maria must have felt adored every single second of her life after you adopted her. Any time I think of her, I am reminded to go wrap my daughters up in my arms and tell them how much I love them.


It is so wonderful that you know that you will see her again!!
There is no comfert like that.

matt k

I love you guys so much. You are an amazing family. I am praying for you and lots of hugs:)


sorry for your loss. i still cry everytime i hear cinderella.. LOL sorry. she was really pretty. steven you are a really good singer.



i still pray and i really am sorry for your lost.

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