As Life Rolls On

As a friend of mine always says, "We plan, God laughs." You never know what life will bring, but the ride can be a blast!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Date is Set Based on a Special Friendship

Well Jason and Alyson have set the date for their wedding. I figured the best way to let everyone know is through the blog. Originally, they were looking at June 2, however Jason's best friend Zack, who is in the military, has to be off for summer manouvers or something as of the end of May, so he wouldn't be able to be there for June 2. Zack is very important to Jason, so the date was changed to Friday May 18, 2007. James will have arrived back from Korea just in time to join in the pre wedding "parties" and Zack will not have left for the summer. Jason is a happy camper.

Jason and Zack have known each other since they were in Junior Kindergarten, and went to school together right through high school. When Jason was going into grade 1, we moved, however Jason was still in the same school district. One day he came home from school to say that he wanted to go play at Zack's house, I said no of course, because it was in a different neighbourhood and was too far away for him to walk to. But then what did I know! Zack's family had moved as well, to a house just down the street.

When Jason was going into grade 7, we moved again, farther north and out of the school district. I was able to arranged with the school however that Jason be able to continue to attend where he had been. When he was enetering grade 8 however, Jason made the choice to change schools and attend the little country school in our area. We fully supported that, but the one thing that made me sad was that he might loose contact with Zack. Boy was I wrong again. Zack moved again that summer...........right around the corner from us.

Needless to say, the boys became inseparable. They spent hours by the creek, fishing, building forts, and just hanging out. Over the years they, along with another couple of friends, have canoed and camped together in Algonquin Park, spent a week fishing in Magnetewan, and simply hung out together whenever they could. When Zack is home on leave, Jason will drop everything to be able to spend some time with him. It has been one of those special friendships every boy should have, one of those friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Fort

NOTE: I tried to post a picture I have of Jason & Zack, but it wouldn't upload????


  • At 7:55 AM, Blogger Barbara said…

    I will have to mark that date down.

    Cameron would love seeing that fort and fishing there. Cool place.

  • At 3:46 PM, Blogger Dave said…

    Evie and I will be there.

  • At 7:50 AM, Blogger Catharine said…

    Last summer when Jason was staying with us he said he was going to spend the day building a raft with a friend. Now I know who his friend is.

    I thought it was interesting that adults their age still wanted to spend time in the woods or by the creek building a raft!


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