Kelley and Jennette have a different perspective on “freedom” than many people. It’s become multifaceted in their family life and work life. At one time, their definition of freedom was very surface level. Freedom meant, choosing where to go on the weekends, freedom of speech, or the right to choose where they want to live. Today it goes much deeper.
Freedom is holistic in nature. It is the freedom to control thoughts, emotions, and our faith, allowing us to choose the life we want to live. But more importantly, choosing the the way we look at the world around us and how we decide to respond to it.
As full-time parents and business partners, the Bremers choose where to invest their time each and every day. They choose whom they want to be around, how they want to raise their children, and where to place their energy. This kind of lifestyle is one that they had never imagined, and didn’t know existed. Both grew up in lower middle class homes with both parents working. Both were the first generation to attend college in their families, and both expected to choose a career that would provide a “good life” over the next forty years and so on. Now, based on a few simple decisions that are managed daily, they have the option to choose.
As Ronald Reagan once quoted, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”