Three thousand miles away, Steven Curtis (Contemporary Christian musician) and Mary Beth Chapman were living every parent's worst nightmare - experiencing the tragic death of their just-barely-5-year-old adopted daughter, Maria.
I had prayed for the Chapmans since that day. Their family was heavy on my heart, especially every time I heard the song "Cinderella" on the radio.
Mary Beth is an incredibly talented storyteller. She weaves her story as part of God's larger tapestry. At times, I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. Other times, I bawled as she brought me into the valley with her. Each passage is honest, transparent, and vulnerable.
This is a raw, painful glimpse into the heart of a mother. It's a memoir of a life lived for God. It is a memorial to the precious girl who now dances with her Heavenly Father. It is a testimony to God's faithfulness in the face of a worst-case-scenario. It is the story of a sure hope that is not seen. It is the story of choosing to see hope in the gentle hints of our loving God.
I give "Choosing to See" two thumbs up. I highly recommend it.
Blessings to you,