Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story About Love and the United States Marine Corps by John SchaefferIn 1998, Frank Schaeffer was a bohemian novelist living in Volvo driving, higher-education worshipping Massachusetts with two children graduated from top universities. Then his youngest child, straight out of high school, joined the United States Marine Corps. Written in alternating voices by eighteen-year-old John and his father, Frank, Keeping Faith takes readers in riveting fashion through a familys experience of the Marine Corps: from being broken down and built back up on Parris Island (and being the parent of a child undergoing that experience), to the growth of both father and son and their separate reevaluations of what it means to serve. From Franks realization that among his fellow soccer dads the very words ‘boot camp were pejorative, conjuring up ‘troubled youths at risk (But arent they all terribly southern? asked one parent) to Johns learning that the Marine next to you is more important than you are, Keeping Faith — a New York Times bestseller — is a fascinating and personal examination of issues of class, duty, and patriotism. The fact that John is currently serving in the Middle East only adds to the impact of this wonderfully written, timely, and moving human interest story.
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A Letter From a Loving Mom to Her Teen
Being a father can seem daunting, and at times we fail to say what we mean or do what we say. Thinking about this the other day, I decided to write a letter to my two boys. I would recommend this task for all dads. It must seem strange that I am writing you a letter. When you finish reading this you will hopefully understand the reason. First of all, I want you to know your mom and I love you both very much and we could not be prouder of you.
They're one of a kind, amazing beings, who are beyond compare. They're my most precious gifts from God and they've made my life as a Mom, rich. Little Man, my soon-to-be 6-year-old, is our middle child. The only boy sandwiched between two sisters. His bubbly personality is such a joy to be around and his sensitive, sweet, side is one I pray will always remain. Thinking of him growing up in a world that applauds bold and brash is scary.