My children love the stories of Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Simon Kenton – pioneers at the dawning of America. Two things stand out to me whenever we read these books – family and adventure. They are intertwined.
Family was a ballast of strength, a bastion of peace. After tough times on the trail, family reminded them why it was worth it and who it all was for. Home was the reward for the effort of their risk and labors.
Family and Adventure make life focused and deeply meaningful. Each day is a necessity.
My wife and I have a large family, 9 children, 3 to 21. It is not easy. It can beat you down. But it never lets you forget what is most important in life.