Welcome to Parenting On Purpose

As I watched my 18-year-old son pack for Army Basic Training, my mind made mental checkmarks on a virtual to do list.  Almost in a panic, I wondered if I’d taught him everything I had hoped. Did he learn at home everything he needed to prepare him for the big bad world? Would he be spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally strong? Had I equipped him with the proper tools to be a wise and Godly man, or did I just go through the motions of making sure he was kept safe, fed and educated?

I have two more years with my daughter before I watch her pack for basic training or college or whatever she decides to do. I don’t want to feel that same panic when she leaves. So I’ve developed this blog to help myself and others make sure our kids don’t fall through the cracks.

It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of work, household chores, and other responsibilities that 18 years disappear in a haze of laundry, book reports, sports physicals and lawn mowing. Journey with me as we explore what it means to Parent on Purpose.


My son and daughter at the airport the day my son left for basic training


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One response to “Welcome to Parenting On Purpose

  1. Jodie Amshey

    I love to read the words that you write. I can’t find one criticism with your writing. You are a true author. You need to write a book!

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