Today is my daughter’s – Natalie Marie Charles – 7th birthday.

I woke up this morning thinking about the moment Natalie was born. And the first time I got to hold her, seeing for the first time the baby I had been singing to for the past six months. If I only knew what I was starting. Now, she is daddy’s living “Juke Box” that makes up a song for everything.

I am grateful for the privilege of watching Natalie growing up. She is very bright, full of personality, very talented, and extremely beautiful. Crystal and I are very proud of her and thankful for the gift she is to us and our family.

May the Lord bless her to grow as Jesus grew: “”And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52, ESV).

Happy birthday, Lee! Daddy loves you.