“Having a solid family foundation is at the heart of everything that we do.”
The Kellers spend more family time together than most because their business grants them the freedom of time. This gift is of extreme value to Jordan and Janelle and they are grateful for the special opportunity they have to spend every moment of every day with their lovely children. Most days, the kids wake up to inquiries from mom and dad about what they’d like to spend the day doing. Other days, Janelle and Jordan already have fun activities planned. Park visits and extended play sessions are always a popular request, but the family of six also gravitates towards fairs whenever one comes their way. Weaved into the daily agenda are lessons of faith, kindness and generosity – three vital values the Keller family holds near and dear. For Jordan and Janelle, there’s nothing better than being in the presence of their little ones, especially given the difficulties they endured while trying to start their family.
Fertility plays a huge role in this family story. All four of their amazing children were conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). After marrying, Janelle and Jordan desperately wanted to start a family. They tried for several years and endured the heartbreak of multiple miscarriages, but after five years, were blessed with their first child. The Kellers happily gush that she was “worth the wait”. After Brooklyn entered the world via emergency cesarean delivery (C-section), Jordan and Janelle learned that their beautiful baby girl was born with Down Syndrome. Although this was a surprise, because none of the traditional indicators were there prior to birth, it was a good surprise for the Kellers. They felt immediately blessed, as they’d always had a heart for special needs. They often lovingly exclaim that they “Can’t imagine life in any other way – it is who they are as a family. Life would feel too normal without Brooklyn.” After their first, the couple went on to have a second daughter, Mason, who was also delivered in an emergency C-section. However, this second time around, Janelle needed an hysterectomy, which would prevent her from conceiving any more children in the future. Luckily, a selfless friend stepped up to the plate and volunteered to be a gestational carrier (surrogate) for the Keller’s last two children and their family was completed with the birth of their twins.
Jordan and Janelle are cognizant of the responsibility that comes with raising the next generation and they are honored to be the guiding forces in their children’s lives. They are equipping them with loving hearts, plenty of world experience and a legacy of financial freedom. They know that in turn, their children will better the world one day.