What qualities makes a great friend:
Sense of humor
Someone you want to be with
How many of these qualities did Evan possess???
ALL OF THEM...
Evan had the nicest smile, funniest personality, and was so, so, care-free. Evan brought joy, excitment and all good things to our lives. And yes he may not have been the nicest person (I mean who is, i know i'm not i talk about people all the time) but he still was kind enough the be best friends with. He always knew how to mkae things fun, even on really bad days. he could get in and out of almost any kind of trouble. (which sometimes wasn't a good thing) He ALWAYS made me laugh at least once a day. Nothing about him was boring or indifferent, Evan was very unique. Evan was like aboslutley IMPOSIBLE to hate, and very hard to dislike. And yet I found a way to be mad at him. Evan was a son, brother, student, baseball player, loved, and my very BEST FRIEND.
Evan We Miss You Buddy.
I LOVE YOU EVAN.
How Has His Death Changed Us???
Evan O'Connor's death was tragic and devastating. Although all of us wish with all our hearts it had never happened, what if it hadn't?? Would we not all still be oblivious, immature kids, unaware of issues other than our own? Would we not understand death, and be able to TRULY sympathize and TRULY experience pain?? NO. Without experiencing these past two years, our lives would be so different in bad and beneficial ways. We all have grown so much and matured so much from Evan's death and have a much, MUCH better perspective of life. We have learned to regret nothing, if we did how would we learn form our mistakes? We have learned not to take anything for granted and learned to live to the fullest, everyday, every month, year and lifetime. Evan's death has brought us so, so close together and we are a family. This may make no sense at first glance, but i understand it now: After experiencing a loss, all your friends BECOME your friends. I have become so close to all my friends and made so many more friends, it almost like i never knew my friends before. We understand eachother so much more, like we're all connected. (which we are: WE ALL LOVED EVAN). I TRULY know now what it means to live life to the fullest. Evan has taught us an important lesson. You don't always get a second chance. I only wish he could have fulfilled his first and only chance, and could have been friends longer. We have experienced something grave and most of us will NEVER recover from it. Especially since we went through this loss at such a young age. But still in many ways it has been bennificial to our friendships, aspects of life, perspecitves of people and world issues, and perspectives of ourselves. Evan has taugh us so many things.