Let me tell you about my friend Evan. From the age of 8 all the way through high school he was my neighbor and my friend. In middle school many nights were spent with my friend Janice and I watching him play hockey at the local rink. As teens we would go get sushi and talk about our parents, friends, life. I remember him always being helpful to me and my mom - helping carry in groceries or random things around the house — maybe he’d throw an eye roll in there just because - but he never complained. Evan is one of those good guys, the kind you can count on to give you the good advice and be there if you need help. He kind of just does the right thing - like all the time. I’m sure he’s not perfect but my point is he is a good person.
So of course he found a woman who is both strong and unfailingly kind to be his partner in life. We all grew up in the same town, going to the same schools. Evan and Annie have known each other since elementary school! The decision to turn their long lasting friendship into something more was not made lightly - but I think we can all agree it was the right choice! I definitely believe friendship is the key to a long-lasting marriage. Evan and Annie have a strong foundation of friendship and I truly believe they’ll have an incredible life together. I am so happy for my friend and his best friend!