This guts me. Charles... you sir are an absolute inspiration to me. I was lucky enough to catch you live twice. During one of the performances... you admitted that you had lost your mother earlier that morning, but that you knew how proud it would make her to give an incredible performance that night. It moved me in such a way that's still hard to describe.
You found success later in your life, but I'll bet to those you were close with you were always a star. Here's to a man that's given me the inspiration to keep pushing forward, knowing that "success" comes in it's own time. I just have to keep being me.
Thank you for everything sir. You will be missed.