Three Years Strong

Comments 20 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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20 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. TylerWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 8:42am PST

    Shouldnt he be holding your hair while you barf? lol

    Congrats on the 3 years!

  2. Keira-AnneWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 8:45am PST

    Congrats to you two lovely people.

  3. rachael chatoorWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 8:45am PST

    LMAO at Tyler!

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

  4. Mom-in-lawWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 9:12am PST

    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. BethWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 9:26am PST

    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. Tanya (aka NetChick)Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 9:28am PST

    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. BethWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 9:37am PST

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

  8. Jen BWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 10:45am PST

    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!

  9. DanWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 11:16am PST


  10. JeremyWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 12:08pm PST

    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 😉

    All the best!

  11. KatWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 1:09pm PST

    Wishing two wonderful people all the best! <3

  12. JohnWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 1:23pm PST

    Congrats guys!

  13. Rob JWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 3:42pm PST

    Happy three years, guys. 🙂

  14. J.J. GuerreroWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 8:53pm PST

    Congratulations you crazy kids! 🙂

  15. JenWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 9:47pm PST

    You two are pretty much the cutest ever. Congrats!

  16. RaulWednesday, February 25th, 2009 — 11:13pm PST

    I’m privileged to call both of you my friends, so … happy third anniversary, Bollwitts 🙂

  17. DaveThursday, February 26th, 2009 — 12:35pm PST

    Congrats guys…

  18. timThursday, February 26th, 2009 — 8:39pm PST

    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!

  19. Green Of EyeFriday, February 27th, 2009 — 10:15pm PST

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

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