I've been blessed with amazing men in my life! A dad (Kevin Keppler) whom has taught and loved me unconditional all the seasons of my life and has always cheered me on. My grandpas (Joe Keppler and Roy Carruthers) for showing and sharing your faith in our Heavenly Father, showing me what hard work and dedication means, and for always putting a smile on my face. God has blessed me with three brothers one of which is a father to two beautiful girls. Kyle may you love and fight for your girls with your ruthless spirit all the days of their lives. You are and will continue to be an amazing father.
Ryan is an example of unconditional love. He inspires me every single day! We traveled to Minnesota this weekend and I was able to capture this picture... Ryan is more than a provider for our family. When he arrives home he chases the kids around the house as they hide, Madison yells, "kickle me (tickle)", Mae says, "pull my hair back," and Harrison always wants Ryan to play ball in the back yard... Ryan loves and invest in the kids and I, fights for what is best for us, and is intentionally in sharing and showing God's grace and patience. Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads!
An amazing weekend. I didn't finish the full marathon, but ran hard for 14.5 miles until a migraine took my vision in one eye. After rest I'm feeling much better today... Ryan and the kids greeted me at mile 14.5 and were even running towards me. Until next time, I will cherish those memories and know I gave 100% to the training and race.
When it's your birthday you can....
1. Wear a tutu
2. Wear your slippers all day
3. Wear your pj top outside
4. Carry around Jesus from your nativity scene!
Madison is a shoe thief! She rarely wears her own shoes.... we bought her three new pairs of shoes, but since they lack being too big and someone else's she probably won't like them....
We are blessed to have Madison... as streamers hang from her bedroom door, she sleeps while holding onto her blanket with one hand and paci with the other; my heart is full of love. As our baby turns 3 and we turn the page of life all I can say is GOD IS GOOD!
I'm so often reminded how fast time goes and the importance of being present in the moments of each day.
I sat in class last week and heard the words, "Grit, do you have it?" Honestly, my first response was, "Really, I don't know?" Grit, grit, grit.... I repeated those words to myself as my internal gears turned. I'm a person who starts out strong, gets it all done in record time, etc. Long-term goals... well, I've been living in the short-term for two years and honestly haven't thought much past today.
What are your long-term goals?
"Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint." -Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth Psychologist
I wrapped up my first graduate course this week. As the class was challenging; I enjoyed working my school brain and all the content. Enjoying the week off before the next course begins. The Little's are doing good and excited about spending the summer in a pool❤️