I first saw Sam in German 1 our Freshman year (1979), but thought that he was engaged since he was talking to a friend who had an engagement ring. When Sam had a car accident in Oct. 1979, Dr. Newbery asked the class to pray for him. I was praying for my future husband before I really knew him! When Sam returned to Georgetown in 1981, I was friends with some of his old friends (Jim Smith and Amy Leonard). They encouraged Sam to ask me out, but I turned him down at first.(I was trying to be a good student and study.) Luckily, he asked again and I said “Yes.” We were married in June 1983 and began our married life at Warrendale Court in a little shot-gun house.