This book is about hope, renewal, and Life
Renaissance—about what is possible.
I’m writing this as a result of loss, death, and
personal depression, all of which have resulted in a
personal, Midlife Renewal and Renaissance.
The deaths of my father, Bob Hammond and
my friend, Dan Gunderson, caused me to think
about how I live my life and what kind of legacy I
am leaving behind for my children, wife, and
The deaths of two people very close to me
made me realize the fragility and temporal nature of
our existence. Life really does go by quickly and
must be cherished and relished.
My love for God, people, and especially
parents and families has resulted in this work. It
presents the possibility of incremental, practical,
and a workable personal healing and change. It also
presents methods for getting back on track as both a
parent and as a person of value.
My goal is to help people avoid a midlife
crisis, and instead, have a Midlife Renewal and Life
Renaissance– a restoration of hope.
I’ve made great effort to avoid being glib, trite,
or theoretical. Rather, I offer realistic, practical
solutions and strategies to live life on purpose and
with passion. This book is about the ability to do
the desires of your life; to live life on purpose with
intentionality. This is about practicality and giving
you the tools to take compelling action as you move
This book will help you…
• Have pride in your life, marriage,
and family as you define them.
• Discover satisfaction as a person.
• Find hope, by helping you create a
workable life and plan for living
with purpose, joy, and wisdom.
• Save you time, energy, hassle, and
money by being direct and
compelling in content.
My hope is that the content that I present here
will result for you an incremental, workable,
personal parenting/life plan that will enable you to
leave a positive and lasting legacy.
This will require of you a willingness to be
incremental, honest, and courageous. You will need
to persevere as you break through into your own
Renewal/ Life Renaissance.
I pray that your personal passion in leaving a
living legacy through your relationships results in
an awesome heritage to all whom you ever know
God bless you on your Hero’s Journey.
May this book’s content be a signpost along
Scott Hammond, FO-9