Anyway, I made sure to put some special touches into my gift. I knitted him a scarf, making sure to include the color orange (which I'd heard was his favorite). And, for me, no gift is truly complete without a handmade card. So, I collaged this little tree onto the front of his card. I remember watching him very carefully as he opened my gifts. He seemed pleased, even with the simple tree card I had created.
From there, we would go through many twists and turns and eventually land in a December two years later, where marriage was nearly three months under our belts and life was far better together than apart.