Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kylie's Heaven

Reading a post about heaven recently gave birth to this blog. Thank you Gwen for a heavenly post and Anne LB for linking to it so I could find it.

Do you remember Johnny Carson, night show host/comedian? I've heard that Johnny asked Billy Graham, “Will there be golf in heaven.” Billy wisely answered. “Johnny, if you get to heaven, and if golf is necessary for you to experience joy, then, yes, there will be golf in heaven.” Pure Joy.

On a personal note: Recently, 9/11, I attended a birthday party for my two year old granddaughter. Her birth date is bitter sweet and somewhat fitting for her life thus far. Since she was three months old she has suffered from seizures and has remained mentally at that age. Although her body has continued to grow in size, she can't talk or walk or even hold her head. She must be fed through a tube in her stomach.

I told her there are a lot of things I just don't know. Like, Why, on your birth date as our nation remembers being shaken by terrorists, do you skake with with seizures. I'm sorry sweet girl but I just don't know. But, one thing I do know and look forward to. One day we will sit together and talk. We will laugh and run and play. And I can hardly wait to hear you sing.

Although I've never heard her utter a word other than groans from seizing, when I pray for her I see her singing. I just know she will be able to sing with the best of the angels. I still pray for her recovery. I want to teach her to ride a bike and fish and swim. But no matter what, I know in heaven she will be seizure free and I suppose, maybe she will be teaching me.

That's gonna be heaven for little Kylie. Me too - Pure Joy.

"Joy is the serious business of heaven."~ C.S. Lewis


Anne L.B. said...

Doug, next time you see Kylie, would you give her a hug from me, and tell her that's until I see her and give her one in person?

Heaven will be such a delightful place, where Kylie will laugh having never understood this world's evils, where the deaf hear heaven's music and never know that of earth, where blind people look upon Jesus and have no memory of images such as 9/11.

roxyspurling said...

What an amazing post. What an amazing Angel. I am so proud of you honey.

gayledevlaeminck said...

That was a wonderful post. Kylie may not be able to speak or hold her head but deep down she still knows how much you love her and how special of a little girl she is.

Denise said...

Your granddaughter Kylie is a beautiful treasure straight from God's heart. Thanks for sharing her with us.

Kristi L said...

Having been a nurse who worked at Children's Care Hospital & School ~ there is no doubt that everything you said is true! I've held and looked into the eyes of children like your Kylie and i've seen the love and sweetness there ~ pure joy ~ what a blessing!

deb said...

this was so so moving. You wrote love and respect and hope with such a gift

FaithBarista Bonnie said...

I choked up, Doug, with this post. I could feel the love you have for Kylie in praying for her.

I can't help but think of your post where a kid called you "Jesus", because I have a feeling how you see Kylie when you pray is exactly how Jesus is seeing here in eternity right now.

I can't wait to see you both there laughing and singing. I will take a picture while you're doing it, so you can both have one hanging on the new place we'll all be living in some day!

Doug Spurling said...

Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the LORD spoke often one to another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him

I pray your loving words are written in the book of rememberance. And Kylie will one day read and see the love of Jesus that surrounded her through you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Heather of the EO said...

Oh yes, one day she'll run and dance and sing. What would we do without that hope?

Beautiful post!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Oh Doug ... I'm still taking this in...

Your love for Kylie radiates.
And so does your love for Jesus.

You fed my soul tonight.