8 Years ago today – I married the most wonderful woman: Kelly Rose Kneiding.
I still remember the first time we met in the narthex at the church I was serving. She wanted to start to volunteer in the Youth Ministry that I serving in. Something inside me knew at that moment that we would be together.
I cannot believe what the Lord has brought us through over the past eight years. I am totally proud of Kelly because being in ministry is not easy and being a spouse of someone in ministry is one of the hardest positions to be in. I was not always sensitive to this fact over the past eight years. I sure had my moments of the good and the bad and sometimes really ugly. Kelly kept plugging away and the Lord continued to use her to minister to me and at times to set me straight.
Kelly also was there as I was striving to get my Master’s degree. Earning advanced degrees is pretty tough on a marriage. There were times that I really felt like quitting and Kelly was right there encouraging me not to. I am thankful and I owe her huge for being there for me.
Kelly also is the Mother of 2 great kids! She sacrificed her career to become a stay at home mom for the first several years of their lives. Then God opened a door for her to go back to work. I cannot tell you how proud I am of her for the job she is doing in her position and as her as a mother.
We now serve at Grace Church, and am excited at how the Lord is using her and her gifts here. I can’t tell you how proud I am of her as she serves faithfully in the worship team and also as the VBS director. She has brought an excitement and energy not only to the family of Grace but our family as well.
My parents just celebrated their 50 years and I know it has been only eight years for us, but I am looking forward to many many more years with this amazing woman – I Love you Kelly more than you will ever know! I want to share with everybody the song we first danced to at our wedding. It is just as true now than it was then.
Philippians 1: 3