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Two Years

Monday, February 25th, 2008 — 4:00am PDT
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They had been walking around the city all day and their feet were tired. Their arms were sore from carrying boutique-purchased items, groceries and a bottle of wine, yet their spirits were electric, sparked by the excitement of finally being together.

Their love was new, still silent and unspoken but it was enough to make each of their eyes sparkle with anticipation and emotion. They had gone about that afternoon acting as though the only way they could survive trekking to the next city block was to supply each other with air through a long passionate kiss. They were giddy.

Now back at the apartment, bags unpacked and wine poured, he went over to his laptop. The lights were off but the glow of the city rushing through the windows in the living room was ambiance enough. Opening his computer he was blushed with the soft glow from the screen as he said, “let’s have a dance.”

They had a conversation earlier where she mentioned it used to be rare for a boy to talk to her at a school dance. She’d usually be too busy on the organizing committee punching tickets or sitting alone on a folding chair in the corner.

It was cheesy, but it worked. She took her fingertips off the window sill, turned her back on the skyline, and barely whispered out, “okay”.

He pressed play on a song he’d been saving for just this moment – for just this girl. As they slowly came together, touched, and held onto each other for dear life, the song played.

Place your hands on my face
Close my eyes and say
That love is a poor man’s food

The lyrics and music echoed from floor to ceiling throughout the empty room, and it passionately consumed them both as they moved ever so slightly in what was more of a swaying hug.

I could hold you in my arms
I could hold on forever

She closed her eyes and wished at some point they would end up like this again. It didn’t have to be in that apartment, in that city or even that country, she just knew she had to be in his arms. Her now irrepressible feelings were going to grow and they both knew even thousands of miles couldn’t keep them apart.

The next time they came together in such a melodic embrace (to that same tune reserved just for that girl) it wasn’t in an empty room, but one filled with the most important people in their lives. They were all there to witness a love that was sparked long before the first dance in front of them and hopefully far outliving the last.

I Year Anniversary

Happy 2nd Anniversary John, I’m one lucky woman.

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  1. Tyler says:

    Congrats to you both!!
    It really only gets better from here (my wife and I will have five years together this year).
    I’m very happy for both of you!!


  2. Tyler Ingram says:

    Oh congrats on the 2 years! Hopefully one day I can say that for myself! lol

  3. Mom-in-Law says:

    What a wonderful tribute to the two of you. Happy 2nd and many more to come.

  4. phaedra says:

    What a touching tribute! Congrats to you both!

  5. Rod says:

    Congratulations to both of you. It does keep getting better. My wife and I just passed 10 years of marriage and 20 years together.

  6. mom604 says:

    It definitely was meant to be. All the best to the happy couple!

  7. Keira-Anne says:

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a few days now and it was beyond what I expected. Beautiful words to describe the beautiful love you feel for your husband. I wish you guys many, many more blissful years together with countless dances in your future. Happy Anniversary, John and Becky. Much love to you both.


  8. Duane says:

    Congrats guys. That’s #2 in a long list of happy years.

  9. Raul says:


    I’ve read this blog for the past 10 months or so and I feel like I’ve been (even if only through the blogosphere) a living part of the process that has taken you and John to where you are now. I can seriously say that I couldn’t imagine a couple better suited to each other than you and John. You guys make those of us living in Singleland believe that there is true love out there and that we will, indeed, find the right one for us. Congratulations and happy anniversary!

  10. Mark says:

    Don’t lose that feeling Rebecca. Keep talking to each other, keep sharing your hopes, dreams, and yes, the bad stuff too. You’ll then turn that 2 in to a 20+ before you even realise it’s happened.
    Congrats to you both – happy anniversary!

  11. John Biehler says:

    Congratulations you guys!

    Hopefully you had a chance to celebrate during the weekend of craziness and I hope John feels better soon too!

  12. Robert says:

    Congratulations on two years. My wife and I have been married for 12 and a half years and have been together just over 16 years. Marriages can work if you both work it and it seems like you are both doing your share of making your marriage work.

    You two have something special. Keep working. And congratulations again.

  13. alanah says:

    Happy anniversary!

  14. Jackie says:

    Aww, that made me cry! How sweet. I’ve only been married to my sweetheart for 3 months now, and everyday is still Valentines day. Congrats you two.

  15. gusgreeper says:

    so sweet. your both fantastic! i hope you have a great anniversary and many more. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Miss604 says:

    You all are so sweet, thank you. It turns out that John’s got strep throat so we won’t be going out to celebrate tonight. However, we are reserving a “date night” in the near future.

  17. You forgot the part where I showed my extreme ghetto engineering skills where I used the knife on my leatherman to get the cork out of the wine because we didn’t have an opener.

    I mean, that was what really did it for for you, right?


    ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy anniversary, babe. (And it doesn’t hurt to type that as much as it does to actually, physically say that right now.)

  18. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations to you both! Your true and honest love for one another is an inspiration to those of us who are still looking (and praying) for it! All the best!

  19. PatZ says:

    happy two year!

  20. Jenny says:

    I remember John telling me that story at your wedding and totally balling my eyes out. Everyone thought something was wrong but I was crying because I was so happy that my baby sis had finally met her soulmate and was so fortunate to be able to spend the rest of her life with him!

  21. Ariane says:

    Dude, I totally just got all verclempt. Happy 2 years you guys!

  22. Dan says:

    Wonderful post Rebecca! Happy Anniversary to you both!!

    Cheers! To many more!!

  23. fotoeins says:

    That’s a luverly story.

    Happy anniversary, desde el sur del mundo.

  24. abc4 says:

    everything i start typing is so lame, ill just say you two are bulletproof, you are cooler than bulletproof robots, its so clear when you step into bollywood, its you two.
    thats it. youre awesome.

  25. Aww! Happy Anniversary!

  26. […] since my post this morning I’ve had his music stuck in my head and for those of you who didn’t Google the lyrics, […]

  27. […] in a while we spent the day focused on ourselves and since John was down and out with strep throat on our actual anniversary we just did what we wanted and had no further commitments all day. Photo Credit: John Bollwitt on […]

  28. […] and Me, Kid: For someone who often blogs about my view of “it’s John (my husband) and me versus the world,” Big’s sentiments throughout the movie made me wish I had my […]

  29. […] used song lyrics from our first dance in last year’s post but in all honesty every single day all I want to do is have him hold me in his […]

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