Essay on My Uncle My Hero

1163 Words Oct 13th, 2012 5 Pages
Samantha Englehart
Professor Messerschmidt
College Composition 1
17, September My Uncle My Hero
Picture this: a little girl at five dancing around the living room on her daddy’s feet. Now picture her at sixteen going on her first date and her dad interrogating the boy. Finally, picture her at eighteen, and her father sitting proudly in the stands watching her get her diploma. Now you have pictured these scenes erase the dad’s part of it and add an uncle. This has been my life for the past eighteen years. Instead, of the dad being an influence on my life, my uncle Jamie has been the biggest influence on my life and being the dad I had never had.
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He taught me the values of life and to enjoy each day as if it was your last, and friendships come and go, but family will always be there by your side; through the good and bad times. I remember when I was young and immature I would never understand why he would never let me have my own way all the time or why he would be so firm with me! Now that I have grown up more and I have entered college I understand why I was always told to study so I could do well in high school so I could go on to college.
An example of him being the biggest influence on my life is he has been the dad I never had. I went to him when my boyfriend and I broke up. This is what my uncle told me, he said, “Samantha, I will always be here for you no matter what, and I will never leave you”. Another time I knew I had disappointed my uncle by bringing a pocket knife to school I forgot I had and got caught with it. When the school called my house, I knew my uncle was going to answer, and all I thought was “please do not be mad” and he was disappointed in me and had grounded me for basically the whole summer. As I now reflect back on moments, I had with my uncle I realize I did not have a bad childhood. Yes, I may not have a father in my life and yes my mom does work a lot, but my uncle will always be there for me.
So here is something for you to think about one: do you have that person in your life that has greatly influenced you? Two do they know it and have you told them how much you

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