I was told to write about my most important possession, I thought about
what I had. I realized that I am fortunate for everything I have: a
house and a family, and I play hockey. Life just doesn't get any
better. But when I really thought about what I would consider my most
valuable possession, I decided it would definitely be an object so
important to me that I have kept it for years, even though I've had
many people want to buy it. This object is a goalie glove. This glove
was my first-ever piece of official goalie equipment.
I'll never forget walking into the hockey shop and being so excited
that I was going to get my first goalie glove; I was jumping into the
air like a kangaroo. As we walked into the shop, I looked over to the
goalie corner, and there it was. It was the goalie glove of my dreams;
it seemed too perfect, so I went over and tried it on. It was perfect.
Everything about that glove was just right. Everything, that is, except
the price. It cost just under a hundred dollars! I obviously didn't
have that kind of money at five years old, so my mom and I made a deal.
She would buy the glove, and we would consider it an early birthday
Now, seven years later, that glove lies in a locked trunk, wrapped
up in a baby blanket. To others, that glove may look like a piece of
junk, but to me it looks like gold.