Vanessa likes cards. Exactly why, I don’t know.
It could be the list-maker in her, loving to see things written down in a meaningful order. Or it could be the academic in her, who knows that research isn’t finished until it’s written down. Maybe all the cards I’ve given her since we met will combine to be my PHD, furthering her understanding of how much I love her.
Or maybe it’s the bargain hunter in her, keen to outdo me at finding the cheapest place to buy greeting cards that still look good enough to be given to people you like. (Currently winning: Cheap as Chips. 80c for a card, or 78.4c when paying with Paywave.)
Or it could just be the normal human being in her who likes receiving a card, reading it and maybe finding something else inside the envelop like a lottery ticket or a poochie trading card.
For her birthday this year I didn’t buy Vanessa a card. She had one on Valentine’s Day, and our anniversary, so I wasn’t really sure what new thoughts I could write down this time. Instead I figured I should say the same thing as usual, but in a different medium. Like in a journal entry. One that said: “I love Vanessa more and more each day. With each achievement we reach together, and every problem we face and overcome. On every day, and every birthday, our loving bond grows a little stronger.”
Here’s to another birthday. I’m sure there will be many more to come and many more cards to go with them. I’m looking forward to every one.
(Oh, and here’s a bonus photo of a dog!!)