Brad and I were introduced by mutual friends. Our first date was in January 2000. We were engaged March 31, 2000, and married September 23, 2000. It seems kind of fast, but when you know - you know! The most wonderful story is how three of my friends and myself prayed for our potential husbands. We were four 30 something single girls. We loved our lives, but we all wanted to meet our soul mates. We all spent one month in prayer - the "shower prayers" as we called them! We prayed specifically for the men that God was preparing for us. We also prayed that none of us would be left alone. All four of us were engaged and married within one year! God is good!