Thursday, May 22, 2008

Maria Chapman


This is not at all
How we thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
But now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you

And we can cry with hope
We can say good-bye with hope
'Cause we know our good-bye is not the end
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father smile and say 'well done.'
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now your home
And now your free

We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true
We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope
~ Steven Curtis Chapman

4 comments:

Angel said...

I just heard this on the news...my heart breaks for them!!

Love your posts :0]

Hope you guys have a great holiday weekend

Love you!!!

Christine said...

This made my heart sick. I just can't imagine....
This was a very thoughtful post, Jen.
Love you. xoxo

Cory and Beth said...

So, so sad!

Danielle said...

Oh! My heart just continues to ache for them! I hadn't seen this, though, and while it brings the tears anew, it also gives me hope as to seeing God in the midst of it. I love you. I'm hoping to see you at the park today. Love, Danielle