“This memoir quickly drew me in and I found myself engulfed in the narrative.” Jeremy Hudson, Pastor, Fellowship Church
Imagine moving nearly 80 times and living in 20 states before graduating high school. This is the story of a young boy growing up on the road. Shawn D. Congleton shares his account of overcoming his life’s challenges, of never settling, that included poverty, constant change, and an alcoholic and abusive father. He learned some memorable lessons along the way as he grew up in this most unforgettable experience and found hope to overcome.
Journey with him across the United States as he moves from his birthplace of Camp Pendleton, California to Indiana to Colorado and sixteen other states only to return to Camp Pendleton for Marine Corps boot camp where his life changes forever. Find the hope he found and never settle for what life throws at you!
“In a beautifully raw and compassionate way, Shawn invites us into his painful, yet hopeful story.” Chris LeMaster, LPC
“This book, more than most others, was able to reach all five senses! It took me back on a nostalgic journey of childhood memories that I had previously tucked away.” Todd Buck, Educator
Shawn D. Congleton is a high school counselor in Springfield, Ohio. He has also worked with young people for most of his adult life as a youth pastor, a school secretary, a coach, a mentor, a volunteer youth leader, a tutor, a co-principal and most importantly a teammate with his wife, Heidi, raising their three girls. His life passion has been helping young people overcome their challenges to find hope and skills for their future.