“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.” — Michael J. Fox
The only things that matter in life are love and family. Without my family, my life would be a blank canvas. My family provides me direction in life. They teach me right from wrong; what to do and when to do it. They provide me with magnificent adventures to make my juvenescence the best it can be. For my birthday, I was gifted a pair of Celtics playoff tickets and I could take anyone that I wanted. I had a tough decision to make: I could bring a friend, or I could bring a family member. While pondering my options, I realized that the way to make the experience special, and one to remember would be to go with my dad, who I’ve been sharing my love of sports with since I was a little kid. When the day of the game came, my dad and I were ready to go. We were hoping to see the Celtics clinch a spot in the Conference Finals by beating the Philadelphia 76ers. The stadium was electric as the game started and we immediately saw the tension between the rival teams. The best and most memorable part of the game was the chants from the crowd. The best of them was when we chanted, “F*** the Process!” It went on for minutes at an astoundingly high volume. Almost all of the 18,000 people were yelling. We ended up winning the game. It was a great moment to be able to witness the game, but what made it special was having my dad with me. Going to the game with my dad made a lifetime memory for both of us. It was bound to be an amazing night, but experiencing it with my dad made it special and a fond memory. It brought us closer together, and we now go to a few Celtics games together every year. Doing things with my family aren’t always my idea of a fun time, but I do them anyways because having a good relationship with family is of the utmost importance. When I found this opportunity to do something with my family that I find compelling, I jumped at the opportunity and had a blast. Experiences and adventures are made fun by doing them with your friends, but doing them with your family makes them special.