October 24, 2005

It was Tara's 23rd birthday when Hurricane Wilma decided to come to town. Unwilling to cower behind the couch and prepare for the worst, Tara celebrated her birthday at her dad's house with her sister, her sister's boyfriend and Aaron. A few minutes before midnight, Aaron took Tara outside and sat her on her father's porch swing. Tara was expecting a funny greeting card - but Aaron wasn't laughing. Instead, he gave her a letter he wrote. As Tara read the letter, Aaron knelt down infront of her and slid a ring on her finger; a ring made from the string he bought at Home Depot.