Choosing to SEE

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


How do you say good-bye to a child?  The mountain of grief is almost unfathomable.  I recently finished reading Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope by Mary Beth Chapman. She and her Christian singer husband, Steven Curtis Chapman, lost their daughter to a terrible accident in May 2008.

Mary Beth starts her book at the beginning...the beginning of her marriage to a Steven.  She then takes you on her journey through having children, adopting three girls from China, and finally the tragedy of their lives. I found her book to be strikingly honest!  She tells on herself which you don't see much these days...like the embarrassing moment when they were on the Nile river (I will let her tell you what happens!) or her raw emotions over the loss of Maria.

Her book is a mixtured of joy and sadness.  There were places where I laughed outloud and others where I bawled. I appreciated that there were moments of happiness otherwise I am not sure I could have read the whole book with all the heartache of losing Maria.

If you get a chance, check out her book!


1 comment:

Forever Neighbor said...

This book has been on my list to read! I have heard it is a wonderful book and that tissues will be needed.
Blessings!