Ron Keel loves his wife, Renée. There’s no doubt about it.
However, Ron is not the only one who has an utter love and appreciation for Renée. When talking with her stepdaughter, Kelly, and her close friend, Peggy, they will both tell you how much Renée means to them. She brings them such a sense of joy and laughter, and everyone who knows her is grateful to have Renée in their life.
“She means EVERYTHING to me,” Ron said.
Renée is the sun that shines on him every day and she is the biggest supporter of his dreams. She has been there for him every step of the way since they first met, and he knows he would not be where he is in life without his amazing wife.
Renée’s personality is something out of a storybook, as she is such a selfless, caring individual who makes sure that she is there for everyone.
“Renee is amazingly strong – emotionally, mentally and physically,” Peggy said. “I’ve never seen a person make it through so many life events and see tough times as learning and sharing experiences. To me, she’s ‘everything’ in one person.”
Life is not always butterflies and rainbows, but when you have the eternal optimism Renée possesses, there is not much in life that is ever going to bring you down.
She is also someone who has a sound mind and loves to have fun, and her well-rounded, well-versed personality is yet another reason why so many people enjoy being in Renée’s life.
“She is super intelligent – with five college degrees – practical and mature, while still maintaining a childlike sense of wonder and adventure,” Ron said. “Renée is always pushing to better herself, keeping a positive attitude. Her motto is ‘choose happy,’ which served her well during a tough battle with breast cancer. Chemo, radiation and multiple surgeries were all fought with a smile. She is also fiercely loyal to those she cares about, as well as fearless.”
Nothing has ever gotten in the way of Renée seeing the silver lining in life, and it is very easy to see why she is a role model for positivity and never seeing the glass half empty.
Renée never strives for second best, and she is someone who is always seeking out the best life she can live. This includes having an adventurous and fun-loving spirit, and always making sure that the people around her are having a great time in this adventure called life.
“Renée is calming but fun,” Kelly said. “She’s smart, but she knows how to cut loose and have a good time. She has a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor. She makes people feel comfortable, but she doesn’t let them walk all over her. She’s a powerful force, but never too much. She is gentle, sweet and strong.”
Renée has found a balance in life that not many people are truly able to find.
She is also someone who is there for her family in every situation, making sure they have everything they need.
“While Renée never bore children of her own, she is a devoted stepmother and has made a HUGE impact on the life of my (our!) daughter, Kelly, and our teenage granddaughter, Scout,” Ron said.
From the moment Renée met Kelly, she made her feel like nothing less than family. She has welcomed her with open arms, and Kelly has done the same.
This speaks testaments to who Renée is as a person, as she can get along with anyone and wants to make sure that the people she cares most about feel that way, and she has certainly done a spectacular job in making sure Ron’s family has become her own.
“My stepmom existing and being a part of my life means I have more support, guidance, friendship and joy in my life than I would have if I didn’t have her or know her,” Kelly said. “The things Renée brings into my life are irreplaceable, and they mean that I feel loved, cared for, safe and understood.”
To Kelly, Renée means acceptance, and what she brings to the table are a combination of things that no one else in her life brings.
Renée is such a compassionate, genuine person, and this makes a world of difference to so many people. So many people around Renée know that she has a specific human touch that most people in this world do not possess.
“She’s good at the ‘human stuff’ – caring, understanding, nurturing, really giving of her insights, her knowledge, her experiences,” Ron said. “She lost her mother at a young age, which left a big hole in her physical existence – growing up without a mom – but seems to give her some kind of spiritual stability that most people don’t have.”
Renée has always known that her mom is in her heart, and she has held on tight to this fact. It is what has helped her get through life with nothing but positivity, and it is what has made her a great stepmom of her own.
Renée is just someone who is also easy to talk to and easy to get along with, and if there is anyone in the world who thinks otherwise, then they should rethink some things.
“There’s nothing I can’t talk about with Renee,” Peggy said. “Nothing! I’ve had such fun cooking, talking, watching shows and all things. I miss my ‘walking buddy’ – Renee made me get to the gym and has always been encouraging and REAL. Talking with Renee always recharges me and brings a comforting peace after we’ve spoken.”
Conversing with Renée brings people a real sense of comfort and peace, and that’s because of who she is. Her nurturing nature makes her a one-of-a-kind person, and she is a woman that makes an impact on so many lives around her.
There is so much more that can be said about Renée Keel, but there are truly not enough words on a page to express how much she truly means to everyone in her life. Ron just wants to make sure she knows that his love for her will never waver, and he is glad that he has some time off to spend her birthday month with her.
“Sweetheart, I hope your FrontPage Story brings you happiness,” he said. “After all, it’s better than a stack of CDs you already own… I know that you know that I know that we know how much we love each other.”