It's was fun watching them readily absorb and apply the lessons they learned. Not one of my boys ever told me no after the age of seven and they all grew into, by any set of standers, fine adults with families of their own.
I am first and foremost a father and grandfather. Raising my 5 sons was the greatest joy of my life. I raised four of them with their mother, and raised my fifth son on my own for seven years from the time he was a year old.
Throughout their childhood I used to tell my boys bedtime stories and found that I could teach them many things through these stories, even though they never realized they were being taught.
When visiting with my sons about their childhood, as they themselves became fathers, they said some of their fondest memories were story time.
That brought me to where I am today, sharing my stories.
I have been blessed beyond all measure, and I just wanted to give something back. I also thought I might be able to help others through these stories, and to help children’s charities along the way. In trying to do both of those things I started writing children's stories for children's charities.
I am reluctant to share the following but for those who may be interested - I am presently a cow/calf rancher and have lived in Minnesota, Alaska, Colorado, and now in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. I've have lived a life very differently than most. At age sixteen I spent thirty days in the wilderness halfway between the north shore of Lake Superior and Hudson Bay, and I never saw another human being for twenty-eight days except for the thirteen-year-old boy with me. At age twenty-two I moved my pregnant wife to Alaska to homestead. The following year I started my first business and have been self-employed ever since.
Along the way I had five sons, went up against a grizzly bear with a knife and a rock, won a state handball tournament, was a guide and outfitter on my very remote ranch, wrote a book on raising children, started writing down my children’s stories, wrote a couple more books, and had an awakening in my life long search for faith.
If you want to know more about me or a life lived very differently than most, you can go to Amazon and type in my name or look up the book - A PATH LESS TAKEN, the true-life adventurers of ONE MAN and his faith awakening.
100% of any profit I get on any of my books is given to children’s charities.
If you are interested, you can ClickHere to see more of my writings.