Card Making Date with David | 19 March 2023

After we finished scrapbooking, David and I made cards. I made a birthday card for a co-worker and he asked me what kind of card he should make. I reminded him about the anniversary coming up.

Today is a special anniversary for us. If you need a reminder, here’s the Happiness Box note from 21 March 2022.

I was in a nightmare situation (I can’t call it a relationship since he dipped every two weeks and we wouldn’t see each other for a month at a time) last year. On 20 March 2022, the nightmare dropped a bombshell – he hooked up with someone. I thought this person was taking advantage of him, and when he told her that I was upset, this girl told him that I shouldn’t be upset, that I was overreacting and that nightmare sided with him. I thought he was being taken for a ride, but I later learned the truth. I met David during a difficult time and I really enjoyed talking to him. He provided so much joy that difficult day and in the following month.

I’m glad we reconnected six months later, which today is also 6 months since we started seeing one another. Exactly six months to the day from meeting. From talking to seeing each other, now we are a committed couple and very happy. I’m so glad David was kind to me on that day last March and I’m glad he answered my text message six months ago.

I sent him a card that he will get to open today. I really love the card he made me and now I’m debating if I want to put these photos in a box with this card or if I just want to make a scrapbook for 2023 – like the Happiness Box scrapbook, but it would be David and Jessica and include the card with that, along with anything else he gives me this year. Thoughts?

I’m beyond grateful that David is in my life. He’s beyond grateful that I’m in his life. We’re meant for each other and it’s a great feeling.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “Card Making Date with David | 19 March 2023”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy anniversary, dear friend! That 21 March 2022 note to self on red paper is a document as precious as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta. It marks the beginning of an exciting and rewarding new chapter of your life that continues to unfold. Fate pulled strings and brought you and David together that day when you were at a low point. So much good has come of it since. It is touching to see David’s card and to know that he will open his from you today. It’s huge that he enjoys making cards and scrapbooking with you along with all the other activities you both already liked entering into the relationship. A separate 2023 David & Jessica scrapbook would be nice. However, I’m thinking that if so much of your year is likely to be spent together with David, you might simply want to stick to the traditional format so that you can trace the timeline of events in a single book. I think linear, and that’s how I would do it.

    Your happiness is mine, dear friend JM!


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