Three Years Strong

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 8:37am PDT
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I 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 arms.

It was three years ago today that I walked down the aisle and celebrated a union with the best man in the world for me. His loving family has always welcomed me with open arms (despite the fact that Canada stole him away) and I’ve been, and will continue to be, a proud part of the Bollwitt family.

On Top of the World

John is the best person to have an adventure with, exploring the highways winding roads of our province while giving him complete control of the car’s stereo. To this day I cannot drive through Manning Park without wanting to hear either The International Noise Conspiracy or Hum.

Photo credit: talking to air on Flickr

He is also a great person to watch a Canucks game with, especially now that he no longer says, “make a goal” or “offsides“. He also converted me from a PC user to a Mac fan-girl, and from a blogspot blogger to a WordPress coder – and for that I am forever grateful.

Photo credit: Raul on Flickr

John gets upset when I don’t take care of myself and stay on the computer all morning instead of taking a Zinc lozenge to sooth that oncoming cold. He watches movies like The Holiday with me and I’ll watch his war movies like Glory even though most of our movie collection overlapped when we moved in together (we now have several copies of High Fidelity).

*melt*He treats me as an equal – encouraging and challenging my growth, strength and knowledge each day (even though I beat him in Scrabble 8 times out of 10). He’s patient when I’m anxious, and a level touchstone when I’ve spun my events and meetings calendar out of control. He will also run into 7-Eleven and grab me water and Gravol when I’m car sick in the back of a vehicle – holding my hand as a vomit into a bag. Yes, that’s love, eh.

We don’t have to be together every waking minute, we still have our own lives and interests, however we’re certainly the one person each one of us wants to spend the most time with – from movies on the couch, to brisk wintery walks or laying for hours in the sun on the beach with a good baseball book.

What I’ve come to call Bollwitt Time shouldn’t be such a novelty. I tell him often but truly, he’s my favourite person – he’s just a great guy to be around, hang out with, and I can’t believe I’m the one lucky enough to spend the rest of my life with him (or at least the next 100 years, as our hairdresser told us yesterday).

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  1. Tyler says:

    Shouldnt he be holding your hair while you barf? lol

    Congrats on the 3 years!

  2. Keira-Anne says:

    Congrats to you two lovely people.

  3. LMAO at Tyler!

    Happy day you two, you deserve all the good in the world!

  4. Mom-in-law says:

    Been waiting for your blog today so I could wish you both a very Happy 3 Year Anniversary. Just got John’s tweet. That Bollwitt humor gets me every time. Have a wonderful day. Our family loves you and your husband too!

  5. Beth says:

    Happy Anniversary, you too! It’s so inspiring to see two people who are both amazing individuals with, as you say, your own lives and interests, but who also clearly love one another and love to spend time together. You have something very special!

  6. Congrats you guys… It’s obvious every time I see you that you are madly in love. You both inspire me! Here’s to a lifetime ahead of love and happiness for you both.

  7. Beth says:

    Oops… that was supposed to say “you two”…. clearly my coffee hasn’t taken effect yet!

  8. Jen B says:

    What a sweet post! Happy anniversary!
    PS: I can relate to your car travel horror of car sickness…but since I learned of the amazing benefits of ginger (natural and no drowsiness) I have never touched gravol since!

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  10. Jeremy says:

    Congrats you guys! Great post Rebecca – I’d be careful about telling the world how great he is though, you might have a line-up of women banging on your door ๐Ÿ˜‰

    All the best!

  11. Kat says:

    Wishing two wonderful people all the best! <3

  12. Rob J says:

    Happy three years, guys. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Congratulations you crazy kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Jen says:

    You two are pretty much the cutest ever. Congrats!

  15. Raul says:

    I’m privileged to call both of you my friends, so … happy third anniversary, Bollwitts ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Dave says:

    Congrats guys…

  17. tim says:

    congrats john and rebecca – and may you keep the same spark and wit and love for each other – dont let it die off. keep being proactive in attesting it to each other and it will stick long and hard! go for 100 years!

  18. Green Of Eye says:

    Awwww this warms my heart. Congrats on the anniversary and i hope you two have many, many more together ๐Ÿ™‚

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