For King and Country Member Luke Smallbone just announced the birth of his daughter on Instagram. This comes after he mourned the loss of one of his other children a few years ago.
"Today is a very special day in our household.... as we just welcomed our first little girl into our family!!" Smallbone captioned a picture of him with his baby on Instagram. The baby is named Evie Joy Smallbone. The baby's name means, according to Luke's wife, Courtney, "to breathe, breath, living, life."
Luke went on to say in his post, "Courtney and I have always longed to have a girl join our family, but after 3 terrific boys we weren’t sure if that would ever take place."
Further, he touched on the death of one of his children, saying "A few years back we lost a little baby, so this girl (I’m now holding) redeems so much in our hearts. A dream of our darling girl was dreamt many years ago and today, we thank the Lord for the gift of our daughter."
Smallbone and his wife originally announced they were pregnant on their 10th wedding anniversary, where they went into depth about the miscarriage they had and were happy they were pregnant again
“Today feels like a victorious day & Luke & I stand in awe of God in all the details, the wonder of life & I’m so happy to not have acid reflux anymore lol,” Courtney also wrote.
Smallbone started For King and Country with his brother, Joel. The duo are known for multiple Christian singles, but their most notable is perhaps their collab with Dolly Parton titled "God Only Knows." The song won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance and Song and highlights the struggles people face that only God knows.
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