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April Fools’ Day 2006 I met the man I now call “hubby”, “daddy”, and  “hon”. We have been fools ever since.

Falling in love was easy. He’s cute, kind, smart, fun, and generous. He likes to plan surprise dates and buys gifts months in advance. In fact, I found a slip of paper in his wallet that lists anything I vaguely mentioned I would like to have some day. A few months ago, I said I wanted to have a porch swing so we could relax next to each other and watch the sunset. He designed it, built it, and my dream is now hanging in our sun room.

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He makes all my dreams come true. He has made me a mother to two darling and rambunctious little boys, filling my heart to overflowing. We have stood by each other through major life decisions, loss of loved ones, high risk pregnancies,and nights of illness. His love has always given me the strength, faith, and hope I needed to know that we would be okay, that “team we”  would get through it. Sometimes life is a wedding day full of flowers, music, and cake. Sometimes it pushes you to a depth of despair and weakness you didn’t know existed. True love loves you through both, and for that I am grateful.

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DarenCaraFan
DarenCaraFan

As cheesy as it may be, my inner Tom Cruise has to admit I've never met a couple that truly "completes" each other like Daren and Cara. I knew Daren well before he met Cara, and I know she brought the best out in him in the most amazing way. She has made him happier, more outgoing, and more confident than I ever knew him to be. They have a true partnership that I both envy and admire, and I marvel at the way they are able to keep each other young and display such unending love for one another and their beautiful sons. As individuals, they are two of the kindest, most caring, most intelligent, and funniest people I know. Together their bond is truly amazing and inspirational. I love them both and no one deserves to win more!!

Donna Hillyer
Donna Hillyer

Cara & Daren are the most amazing couple I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. They are invested in each other and invested in their two adorable sons. They work as a team in their lives truly putting each other's needs above their own. I really hope they win!!

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