Episode #13: Catching Your Dreams and Changing Careers… Mid-Life


How do you hang on to your dreams when you have a family to feed and a mortgage to pay?

My guest today is Dr. Charles Vear.

93 years young, he is a retired medical doctor, a navy veteran and an author, who along with his wife Gloria wrote their memoir called Love, Laughter & Dreams: We Prayed for Twelve Children.

But at the age of 34, with his wife and 8 children, he received, perhaps, his greatest call to courage. “I didn’t want to die with my dream still inside of me,” he says. So, with Gloria’s support, he embarked on a journey that would change the course of his and his family’s life forever.

If you’d like to get a copy of Love, Laughter & Dreams, you can go here.

Until next time,

Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Daring, and take a bite of courage.

See you next week.


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7 Responses to “Episode #13: Catching Your Dreams and Changing Careers… Mid-Life”

  1. Teresa Marie :)October 21, 2019 at 8:57 am #

    Finally listened to this podcast Mo. Great interview and so happy that it was completed before Mom’s passing so she could listen to it too. Can’t say I did it without tears! Thank you for sharing his/ their story and what a great life they have lived. Bless you and Rock on!

    • teresa marieOctober 21, 2019 at 9:09 am #

      (I stand corrected- thought she was able to listen to it…but realized I was mistaken- nonetheless Dad shared highlights from his interview bedside with mom!)
      Keep living courageously!

      • MO VEAROctober 23, 2019 at 9:27 pm #

        Hi!!!! So glad you were able to listen. How awesome to hear that he was able to share some of it bedside, too… Wow! Such a gift. Thank you for all your support and encouragement, Terr! Love you!

  2. SallyAugust 29, 2019 at 5:16 am #

    Really enjoyed this interview! Amazing couple! What a tribute to his wife. Thank you

    • MO VEARAugust 30, 2019 at 9:47 pm #

      Hi Sally,

      So great to hear from you! Thank you for listening and commenting. He (and Gloria) are pretty incredible. So grateful I had the opportunity to talk with him one-on-one! Thanks, again. Have a wonderful day!

  3. GarryAugust 27, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

    I think it is fair to say that Dr. Vear and his wife are extraordinary people. Clearly accepting the adjustments to pursue a medical career called for both of them to exercise courage.

    To me, they manifested an act of even greater courage in their willingness and openness to the generation of life. Living in a society that predominantly rejects the desirability of having abundant children is exceptional. Given the “practical” challenges and hardships that many children inevitably provide, the Vear’s demonstrate a generosity of spirit that is heroic. It also reveals a humble submission to the Divine Will, the Creator of us all.

    Mo, I thought this was a wonderful and inspiring interview.


    • MO VEARAugust 28, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      Thanks, GT. Such great insights. They are both extraordinary and heroic. A bittersweet irony, Gloria passed the morning this episode aired, but the family is grateful and so happy to have Uncle Bud’s words in posterity… ❤️

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