Jason and Elizabeth met at a DDN conference and brought little Oscar to meet us at this year’s event
Four years ago I was at the DDN conference, at the NEC in Birmingham, Jason tells us. I had a stand to promote my community interest company, iSore Media, which does film production and media training. I was busy networking, when a lovely lady called Elizabeth Holding from the East Sussex Recovery Alliance walked past and caught my eye. At lunchtime we met again over a vegetable curry and cupid fired his arrow!
We kept in touch through text messages and eventually we got together and dated for a couple of years. We got married on 21 July 2014, which also happened to be my ‘clean time’ date – I’d been drug-free for six years. Elizabeth suggested it so that I’d never forget our anniversary, as it’s tattooed on my arm!
We got married in Solihull Register Office, with a reception at the Coach and Horses, attended by half of Birmingham’s recovery community.
We’ve been happily married for two years. We have our ups and downs like anyone else – more ups than downs – but the language of recovery is important to us, such as remembering to live with humility.
Thirteen months ago little Oscar Turner came into our lives and has made us so happy. He’s become quite a Facebook celebrity!
DDN magazine has been getting out information about addiction all over the country for years. Who would have thought that they would have made two recovering addicts very happy indeed.
iSore Media is at www.isoremedia.org