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Kim and Jim Wormack

March 24, 1990

We first laid eyes on one another December 17, 1989. My second proposal was offered and accepted December 31, 1989. We were married March 24, 1990. Thirty years later, here we are, still telling the fabulous story of how the Lord brought together two people from different worlds and created something that is both beautiful and enduring.A country boy from the mountains of western Maryland and a city girl from Washington D.C. It was an arranged marriage of sorts, because my assistant pastor and his wife thought it would be a great idea for me to meet their daughter. I was the “number one son” in the church and they had been trying to marry me off for years. Kim’s response to the affair was “she didn’t want to meet no country bumpkin.” Well she finally gave in, just to get them off her back. The day we met was our big annual Christmas dinner, filled with all the delicacies one could imagine. I was running late from work nd Kim’s parents persuaded her to stay 10 minutes longer. When I got there, the church was abuzz because of the anticipated introduction. Well, I had a scruffy bearded face and stained patched jeans, and I was starving. So I got my big ol’ plate of food and started scarfing it down. While at the other end of the dining hall, Kim just looked on in wonderment while I finished. After eating, I only had enough time for an introduction, and a request for those digits, then out the door she went. I called that night and we talked and talked for hours. The following Sunday was Christmas, and my sister was videotaping us at dinner, when she got to me I said “next year my wife will be eating with us.” She said “I bet you won’t say her name.” I looked into the camera and said, “Hi Kim.”

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