Narrative Essay On My Step Father

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The Lost Pole My step father Ed has been a very powerful influence in my life. He has and always will be a role model in my life and a goal to strive for. Ed has done many things to help mold me into the man I am today but I will never forget the oldest memory I have of him. When I was young after my dad had committed suicide Ed did something I really needed he brought me fishing for the first time on his boat. That day I learned a life lesson I will never forget. I never really knew my father like I wish I could have but when he committed suicide when I was six years old, my step dad Ed stepped in to raise me. Ed tried his best to get me out of my shell and open up. Ed would play games with me, such as football and Mario. He also taught me how to work on vehicles and many other things but I would still not open up. When I was a round seven years…show more content…
I told him I wanted to see what would happen if I dropped the pole into the water, but I didn’t know it wouldn’t come back. He got up and came over to me and said it was ok he wasn’t mad it was just a pole in the end and he can always buy another one. Ed taught me that day that material items are just that material and not worth getting angry over. He was the first person to not get angry at me and yell at me. He still brought me out fishing after that but he only gave me the cheap kids’ poles and I don’t blame him for that, I still find it funny to this day. Ed is a very strong man who raised me and taught me how to treat others and made me into the man I am today. Ed taught me skills I still use every day in my life. He was the first person to really help me open up and treated me like his own son. He showed me that getting mad over little things is not worth it and family should come first. Ed’s example will be always be in the back of my mind showing me the way to act. To become like Ed when I get older will always be a life goal of
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