Wednesday, January 21, 2009

5 Years and Counting!

5 Years have passed since we said "I do." On January 10, Lindsey and I celebrated our anniversary. It's been an amazing 5 years together. I still remember the wedding day in St. Louis (or Nellyville as Ross and George refer to it). It was a beautiful service that Lindsey and her mom had worked so hard to organize. That day, Lindsey and I made some serious vows to one another. We have both done our best to keep those sacred vows.
Let me say that I am a blessed man. Why in this world would Lindsey agree to marry me? Maybe it was my cool pick up lines - "you should meet us for lunch - we won't kill you or anything" or "Brad, let's go. We're late as can be." No, probably not.
It must have been the Lord that brought us together, and it's been Him who has kept us together. In Lindsey, I see the woman of God as mentioned in Proverbs 31. Of course, she wouldn't agree - but I'm not sure the Proverbs woman would have either. My wife is my greatest encourager, helper, and friend. I truly enjoy spending time with Lindsey.
I didn't blog about it 11 days ago - but I thought I shouldn't let this great occasion pass without mentioning it. My wife is the greatest! Condolences to Ralph Kramden...Alice was pretty good.

4 comments:

Sandy Broome said...

Congratulations! Wow, time flies. FIVE years already? That's awesome, Fred and Lindsey!

Luke and Laura Brosius said...

Well, I can vouch for Lindsey on the pick up lines part...I agree, it sure wasnt that :)
Congrats on 5 years - there are obvious fruits from your labor...3 precious little ones to name a few :)

Hand Family said...

And they said it wouldn't last...

carol prosser said...

5 FOR YOU...32 TODAY FOR US! FRED, WE ARE SO THANKFUL THAT THE LORD BROUGHT YOU TOGETHER AND YOU INTO OUR FAMILY! WE LOVE YOU 5 SO MUCH AND ARE EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE LORD DOES WITH AND THROUGH YOU ALL AS YOU LIVE FOR HIS GLORY! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! (WE HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU SINCE LINDSEY WAS A BABY AND GOD IS SO GOOD AND FAITHFUL! WE LOVE YOU!!)