Friday, June 17, 2011

The Best Five Years

     Five years ago began the best years of my life!  That was the day that the most wonderful lady in the world looked into my eyes and answered the preacher's question with a confident, "I Do."


     It has been so wonderful to have Tracy by my side every step of the way throughout these past five years!  Together we have finished my Bible college studies, realized and accepted God's call for us to minister in Brazil, traveled on deputation for two-and-a-half years, had two children, and have now moved to Cuiabá, Brazil!

     Last night we were able go out to a restaurant here in Cuiabá.  We were so thankful that the Duarte's volunteered to babysit our kids so we could have the evening free.  Since we don't have a vehicle and we don't know the language, we asked Jeremy and Esther Lockhart to escort and accompany us for the evening (though we made them sit at a different table at the outdoor restaurant!)


     If you're wondering about the sandwich, it would put a whopper to shame!  The menu has about six different lists that you have to choose your ingredients from.  The first list is for the kind of bread that you want, the second it the main burger, then you get to choose four secondary meats (yes, four!), then you choose four kinds of cheese, four veggies, and then the kind of sauce that you want.  I can't remember everything that was on it, but I know that it had a bacon burger, canadian bacon, fried sausage, ham, fried egg (I know-that sounds weird-but it's very yummy!), mozzarella, provolone, cheddar (Brazilian cheddar), parmesan, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and an onion/mayo sauce.  
     It comes as a meal with an order of fries and a can of soda for less than $10.  The sandwich is so big that we shared it. 

     We had a great evening celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary, thanks again to the Lockharts and the Duartes!

     And thank you to my wonderful wife, Tracy, for being patient with me and putting up with me over the past five years.  These years have absolutely been the best years of my life and I look forward to many, many wonderful years with you!



  1. And to think that I knew you before you were married! I remember that wedding shower we had for you at our house...Mom fixed your chairs up with a "6 inch" ruler between reality it was a yard stick! Good times!

  2. Congratulations! May the Lord grant you many more years together. So glad you could find a way to celebrate!

  3. Congratulation Omar & Tracy! I am so blessed of God to have a granddaughter & husband on the field as missionaries! May you have many more anniversaries together! Love & God bless, Grandma Koehn



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