My six-year-old daughter, Natalie Marie, will graduate from kindergarten this morning. And I could not be more proud of her. In fact, this is he only reason I am even in town. I was supposed to be in Washington D.C. preaching this week. But there was a big mix-up on the date of the graduation.
Crystal and I had decided that I would go do the meeting to keep my word. And that I would just make it up to Natalie when I get home (which was supposed to be tomorrow). But when we told Natalie these bright plans, she nodded yes while crying inconsolably. Crystal promised what I would do for her when I got home. Natalie argued she didn’t want anything but her daddy to be there. So I had to stay home to be with Natalie. Period. (I deeply appreciate the kindness and understanding of my friend Pastor Garfield Burton and the Macedonia Baptist Church.) I trust and pray that there will be other revival meetings. But my little girl will only have this day once.
I pray that this will be a special day for Natalie. And I pray that she would continue to grow as Jesus grew – in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men (Luke 2:52).
On another subject, the “underwear scandal” was funny. But “The Man of Steel” resisted the temptation to jump into the conversation.
One more thing… Sorry Lakers fans. Not. Bring on the summer!
These are pictures I took of Natalie before we left this morning for the graduation. Hopefully, I will be able to add more pictures of the ceremony this afternoon.