The Death Of A Brother Essay

1276 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 null Page
According to Erica Goode, “Eighty percent of Americans have at least one sibling. These relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, and resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship” (Sarkis). The term brother is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a boy or man who has one or both of the same parents as you. In the past, this definition would stand true, but with divorce becoming more common, life experiences creating strong bonds, and the church using the term brother differently, the current definition no longer satisfies the true meaning of a brother. A brother is a relationship that can be formed from unforeseen circumstances. When I was little, my mom married a man who would become my step-father. He had two sons from a previous marriage. Until then, I was an only child, and now I was going to gain two step-brothers. When I first met them, I did not realize how much of an impact they would have on my life. I thought that they would just be two people who simply lived with me. Before long, I began to build a strong bond with both of them. We would build forts, play baseball outside, and ride four wheelers. At the time, I viewed these activities as just something fun to do. Now I realize that they helped to form a strong bond between all of us. Spending this time together helped us to learn more about each other. One Spring, I decided to play soccer. At one practice, we were taught how to punt a soccer ball, and I could not get the…

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