Throwing Real Punches: Happy Birthday Jenny

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yeah, we’ve had our share of brawls. Last night over dinner we reminisced about Christmas tree shopping when we were little and recalled the time we got into a fight in the parking lot. We both got teary-eyed we were laughing so hard – last night – not at the time.

Jenny's Christmas Dollhouse

Being the little sister that I am I realize that to her over the years I’ve been an embarrassment, a pest, a twerp, a fellow fighter in a ring, a scapegoat, a patsy, and a clothing thief. But I hope she knows how much I look up to her, and that we will always be the victorious team were anyone to challenge us to a trivia game… if they dared, really.

me n jen

Ever hear the term super mom? Well if you’ve ever met my sister you’d see this personified, times three. Aside from working part time and commuting across Metro Vancouver, she also schedules and organizes the lives of her three children (under eight years old) and has been doing so on her own for longer than you would think possible. My sister is an amazing mother who carries a family on her back, which literally is weak from all the pressure. Despite all this, her heart are spirit are steadfast and strong.

One of our wedding pics

This is a big milestone of a birthday for her and I’m sure she probably imagined spending it some other way, maybe on the town or partying with a big group of friends. However, I heard word that her babies are making her dinner tonight, with some help from her man, and honestly I bet she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her kids are the loves of her life and we’re all lucky to come in fourth.

Jenny and her babies

She’s got another action-packed year ahead of her with her new little family but I’m positive she’ll approach it with knowledge, determination, and patience as only a super woman like herself would be able to demonstrate.

Happy Birthday Jenny

Happy birthday to my beautiful big sister! …Although I know you get a kick out of the fact people can’t usually tell which one of us is older, as they usually guess me. D’oh.

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  1. Keira-AnneTuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 9:45am PST

    That was a lovely little tribute to Jenny.

    Happy Birthday, Jenny! I hope it’s a great one…

  2. gusgreeperTuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 11:10am PST

    Jenny you are awwwwwww-some. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great time last night 🙂

  3. Mom604Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 1:54pm PST

    Both you girls and your brother gave me some trying times when you were little. You wouldn’t think so by the little angels in the picture. But, I wouldn’t change a thing! I am so proud of all my kids. Happy Birthday to JenJen! Becks, you did it again. Sitting at my computer with tears in my eyes.

  4. JennyTuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 2:15pm PST

    You forgot to mention how you would sleep with me pretty much everynight and steal my new clothes to wear to rugby practice on rainy day. Just remember no face slapping or hair pulling!

  5. JennyTuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 2:16pm PST

    And thanks again for last night, it was lovely.

  6. AdelaideTuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 3:10pm PST

    I got from past posts that you two adore each other 🙂 This one is no excpetion. Happy Birthday to your sister.

  7. KathyTuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 5:24pm PST

    Happy Birthday Jenny!

  8. BradleyTuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 10:56pm PST

    Happy birthday to someone who i am proud to consider one of my best friends 😀

  9. SeanWednesday, December 5th, 2007 — 8:44am PST

    Loved the write up, that was really special, well done Bec.
    Happy Birthday Jen, love you.

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