I am really excited for the new Steven Curtis Chapman album, it is going to be incredible! I keep hearing early buzz about it and the more I read, the more amazed I am at SCC his family and their faith. Every song on the album was written from the experience of losing daughter Marie Sue in a tragedy that occured last year. Here is one review about the process of writing that SCC went through, and a full review of the album. The thing that gave me goosebumps (or “God bumps” as I like to call it) was the flower that dots the “i” on the album.
That flower has an amazing story. After Maria died, Steven Curtis found what he believes was a love note from his daughter. Check out this story:
Chapman told about a discovery he made in the hours after the accident that has provided comfort in the days since.
“Maria had the morning of the accident drawn a picture of a flower and had written a word that she had never written before. She knew how to write her name. That was all I had ever seen, and maybe ‘I love Dad’ or ‘I love Mom,’” Chapman said. “But she had never written any other words.
“And when she first died, Caleb and I, especially, kept saying if we could just see, if we could just have a dream, something, God, we’d believe it. If we could just see something that would tell us that she’s OK.
“And the day after the accident, we went home to get some clothes for the funeral, for the memorial,” he said. “Sitting on the art table was this little picture that Maria had drawn the morning of the accident. She had drawn a six-petaled flower, and only one petal was colored in. We have six children. Only one is whole now, we believe, in the arms of Jesus.
“She wrote the word S-E-E,” he said. “She wrote the word see. And she had never written that before. She was saying, ‘See, I’m good. I’m OK.’”
Anyway, this is a total tissue alert but well worth it! Check out the first single from the album called “Heaven is the Face”. Pre-order the album here.