I was in middle school, when my dad gave me a ring that had my birth stone color on it. He told me never take it off and never lose it. That was the only thing I ever got from my dad before he walked out of my life. The ring my dad gave to me met the world to me.
I always had on my ring on the finger like he told me to do. When I was playing or in the water I still had it on. I remember one day when I was playing in gym I took it off and put it by my bag. When I was done playing gym, I went to get my bag and ring but the ring was gone. I was crying the whole day and scared because I lost it and didn’t listen to my dad and I know he was going to hit me when he finds out. At the end of the day, they called me down to the office and when I got there they told me they found my ring and I was happy.
The day my dad walked out my life was when I started high-school. He didn’t want to stay with me and my brother and mom. So he left us. I still had the ring he gave me. When I was in middle school when he left everything changes, after a while I didn’t care anymore but I still remember him in my heart and every time I look out the ring.
Once I started college I took the ring off. I decided I didn’t want to wear it and didn’t want to remember him. He wasn’t there for me though my high-school years and he’s not going to be there for my college years. I decided to replace the ring and a new one my mom gave me that has my name on it.
I just wish he stayed in my life to see what I became and that I graduated from high-school and that I am in college and doing what I have to do in life. He not being in my life hurt but I learned that I have to live with that.