Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Let me just brag for a bit

         I'll be the very first to admit that I, Kelli Stephens, was a difficult child.  There, Mom, I said it. Haha!  Anyway, the best part about it was my parents.  Through the ridiculous rebellion, numerous silent treatments (from me), the grounding periods that sometimes went for months on end (which I totally deserved, I might add), and my famous, undying trait of epic stubbornness, there was one thing that never changed: my parents love for me.  I know all ya'll are gonna try to say that your parents were the best, but I'm here to tell you that this post was written SPECIFICALLY to state otherwise.

My parents are more prodigiously magnanimous, than yours could ever have the sanguinity of having the ministration of being.

         Let me know when ya got that figured out ;)  And I'm just messin' with you.  It's just what I believe and I know we will never agree. Let's just do the civil thing and agree to agree with me. THANKSSSSSS

         Back to bragging about my parental units.  They have been through everything with me since months before they even adopted me!  I know without a shadow of a doubt that God knew what He was doing when He placed  me with them.  
My mom has been a constant source of honesty and has helped me stay grounded and responsible. She is such a paradigm of strength for me and I know it is because of her that I am as strong as I am. She's got big biceps, too. Hahah just kidding. I know I took it as nagging and pure annoyance when I was a teen, I'm here to tell you that I would not be where I am right now if it wasn't for all the stress and tears you put into me, Mom.  I love you so so much. 

My dad has been the one that has encouraged me to pursue my ministry when I got my call when I was 16.  He has set such an incredible example of humbleness and biblical living that I hope that I can exemplify it in my life.  Even though I've gotten more bible schooling that he did, he is far more wise than I will probably ever be, and I promise you, I'll still be calling you when I need help with a sermon. I love you, Daddy.

         It is really pretty amazing how your feelings changed towards your parents as you get older.  They go from being brutal prison guards in your mind as a teen, to having the likeness of Dumbledore (by being so wise, not having long, wiry, wizardy beards) when you are an adult.  

         So, like I said above (go read it again if you want), my parents are the best, and I love them both more than any other two people on earth. The end. 




  1. I am completely humbled and I love you beyond all measure. I am so thankful that God gave you to us for a little while and I am so very, very proud of the woman you have become.

  2. Kelli, you are amazing. Love you girl.