Monday, March 7, 2016

Proud Aunt

My chest is truly puffed out quite a bit more after this weekend. Why puffed out more?? Blame it on my niece, Kelli. Just when I think she cannot possibly amaze me any more, Bam!! She does. I have loved this girl, like a daughter, every since she came into the world back on June 30th, 1982. I have witnessed her ups, and downs. I have seen many of her adventures in life, have participated in many of them, lol  loved every minute of the time I have spent with her. She has always been by my side, through all of my hard times, loving me, and encouraging me. Her, and her awesome son, walked in the heart walk with me, helping to accomplish a dream. Her dad, my big brother Charles, is in heaven. But, I know, she daily makes him smile. He smiles with love for the mom she is, the wife she is, the daughter she is, the friend she is, of course, the niece she is.  The all around person she is. Saturday, she competed in a race. Actually, much more than a race. There was running, climbing, going over walls, going through mud. You name it, she did it!! She has been faithfully training for this, working very hard to be prepared. Believe me, it showed Saturday. I could hear her dad cheering from heaven!! His baby girl done good, really good!! The world now knows, what I have known her entire life. Kelli, you are my definition of a super woman, super hero, wonder woman. You are my forever hero!! I love you beyond measure.

10 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

My son and his girlfriend have participated in these runs in the past. Looks like fun but I would never be able to do such a thing myself

Terra Hangen said...

Congratulations to your niece, she did great in that race, and it looks very difficult.

Stephanie said...

What a blessing to have her in your life :) Hugs to you, sweet friend!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice pictures.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is such an amazing feat.

Wanda said...

Can tell you are quite proud of her. Congratulations to her on a job well done.

Never Forsaken said...

Wow!
My daughter competed in that race when it was held in Indiana where she lives, so I know how tough it was!
All I can say is WOW!
How wonderful to see young moms staying strong and healthy like that...Too many times we see moms with little ones who are smoking and eating unhealthy, so that they have no energy left to keep up with their kids!
What a blessing she is to you!!
♥ Lisa ♥

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's awesome, way to go Kelli!

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

You go girl!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh my looks so hard! Takes lots of determination.Yeah for your niece!~Amy