Letters to My Sons

I know this about you—you’re busy. We all are, and it’s not getting any slower. That being stated, I have a couple of questions for you?

Why this blog? Why might you want to take a couple of minutes several times a week reading the ramblings and observations that I’ll post here?

I have three sons—Joe, Clint, & Brock. They mean the world to me. And actually, I now have two more! Through marriage, I’ve picked up two more—Corey, my step-son, and Tyler, my son-in-law. I also have some great nephews—Ryan, Travis, and Karl. I love these guys. And each of these young men have friends. I consider them mine too.

Over the years, I’ve written stories and sent them to my sons. I’ve enjoyed doing this for them and they seem to like reading them. So the concept here is:

“Letters to my sons.”

These have usually been letters concerning experiences and observations that I’ve had that I thought would benefit my sons. In a way, it’s just been another way of fathering. For whatever reason, God has allowed me to see things a little differently than some. It’s usually comes in story form. I tend to see life lessons in all types of situations. It just clicks. If I don’t do this, I’m not using a gift that He has given me.

This isn’t just for them though. I’m going to open it up to everyone—and you. And by the way, if you aren’t of the masculine gender, that’s okay too. This if for everyone. Life lessons are life lessons. I don’t care if you’re 16 or 96, I hope you decide to take this little journey with me. Also, feel free to share this with anyone else you wish.

I don’t want my sons to grow up like I did. My father left when I was eight. I never knew either of my grandfathers—they passed away before I was born. So I didn’t get a good dose of masculine insight into how this world works or what I needed to do to successfully navigate it from my blood relatives.

But God had another plan. He put three men in my life who poured into me from an early age. And they changed my life.

This will be no piece of cake. To be candid with you, it’s very intimidating. To think that I can come up with content several days a week that will capture your interest—that’s scary. I never want to waste your time. So if you pray for me, pray that I can capture these lessons and have the perseverance needed to see this through.

I’ll try to keep my stories short. We’ll talk about business, life, and God. Nothing more than a possible adjustment to the “rudder” of your life. Just enough to keep you on track; to help you think a little differently. To open up some concepts that might have a small impact on your life.

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So sit back and enjoy. I hope you enjoy the ride.

Robert Mallon

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