Monday, May 26, 2008

Hug them a little tighter...


One of orphan's and adoption's biggest advocates, Steven Curtis Chapman suffered an unimaginable loss of his daughter Maria. I'm so late to post on this, but my heart is broken for their family. One of my most favorite songs of his recently has been "Cinderella" (posted on the side bar), it's meaning now is even more poignant. Please pray for this family as they heal and support Maria's Miracle Fund , in memory of Maria.


"Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman
lyrics below...

She spins and she sways
To whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I'm sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on my shoulders

It's been a long day
And there's still work to do
She's pulling at me
Saying "Dad, I need you

There's a ball at the castle
And I've been invited
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?"

So I danced with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I danced with Cinderella
I don't wanna miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone...

She says he's a nice guy and I'd be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of her dress
She says, "Dad, the prom is just one week away
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?"

So I danced with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I danced with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone

She will be gone

Well, she came home today with a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us all they had planned
She says, "Dad, the wedding's still six months away
But I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?"

So I danced with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I danced with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone


1 comment:

sara said...

Melissa,

We, too, have grieved for the Chapmans. He is so woven into the lives of those called to adopt from China - & we are no different. We went to a Christmas concert in 2005 and here we are. God has used them in so many ways & I just cling to the hope that He will use them through the loss of Maria Sue too.