Why I Admire My Uncle Essay

838 Words Oct 20th, 2015 4 Pages
I’ve never realized how much I admire my uncle for the accomplishments he has made in our family. From being the first to graduate from college to dealing with the lose of his job through the BP oil spill. He is, in my eyes, the true definition of a man, someone who doesn’t quit when life gets tough. The type of man that will always put someone before himself no matter what is going on. Will do anything he can to make sure his wife and twin daughters are taken care of. Michael Richard, the man I get the privilege to call my uncle, came out of high school and did what every typical teenager from the southern part of Louisiana did at that time and went straight to the oil field where he worked for BP oil company being a supervisor there. “Back then,” he stated, “it was easy to obtain a job without the college degree.” He worked there for quite some time making the minimum possible, which at that time was around 50 thousand a year. Even though some say that is enough, my uncle was determined to find a way to double that. He wanted to make sure his wife didn 't have to work so she could be there for their two children and he also wanted to make sure his two daughters could get whatever they asked for because he cares for his family and I saw that through how passionate he was talking about his wife and two kids. So he found a way to make sure this was done by going back to college to get his degree. He enrolled at Nicholls to improve his education in the oil field industry.…

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