My step dad and I didn't always agree and it wasn't until we both got older that we appreciated each other more. Even though we had our differences, he opened me up to new experiences. I learned to snow ski, water ski, motorcycle ride, how to drive a stick and camp, plus many other things. He helped me see more of the world while we traveled in a camper. He helped teach me about giving with attached control and giving with love. Yes, there is a huge difference in those. Mostly, he taught me how to enjoy life, to be happy.