Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kylie's Christmas Gift = Love


“Wish my baby girl could run and play with us, open presents with us. another bad Christmas.”

My Son’s few words spoke volumes.

My simple reply:

"You know son, in a way she does run and play, just not the way other kids do, with the love she's given her heart can run and play actually soar with no limits. God bless you son, love her well and know that love, True Love never fails."

Travis rarely complains. But Christmas, friends and family gather, show pictures of kids and brag about their honors. It can weigh heavy on a single Dad caring for every detail of a two year old with epilepsy.

No, “I love you Daddy’s.” No pitter-patter of feet. No bear hugs or butter-fly kisses. No contagious giggling or spontaneous laughter. No funny words, just mumbling that only he can understand.

Lots of, feeding and medicine and doctors and bathing and comforting from seizures and cuddling and loving.

He does it without complaining, he doesn’t consider it a test.

He calls her Little Angel and just knowing her he feels blessed.

I'm proud of you son.

Watching you I see what love is.

Love is an action, love is a verb.

for more information about Kylie http://kyliespurling.webs.com/

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10 comments:

S. Etole said...

And love is gift ... for the giver as well. Blessings to them both.

Glynn said...

And you just shared the gift of love with the rest of us, Doug. (And my oldest son is named - Travis.)

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

What a beautiful way to honor and encourage your son. You've all given one another a gift of love -- and we get to share in it, too. Thank you, friend.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

Watching you I see what love is.

No higher compliment could a father pay his son. Reminds me of this one:

"This is my beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased."

Anne Lang Bundy said...

Good grief! Guess what my word verification was for that comment: ablerson

An abler son indeed!

vanityofvanities said...

What a blessing to read this story!

Bridget Chumbley said...

I have tears in my eyes... what an act of love your son shows to his daughter every day...

Thanks for sharing such a special story of love in action!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Thank you for sharing Travis and his beautiful gift from Above with us. You have raised a wonderful person, and he is blessed to call you Dad.

nAncY said...

your son is good at staying on the horse.

JoAnne Bennett said...

What a beautiful story about love. I don't believe we give single father's enough kudos, but your post certainly touched on the softer side of a daddy whose daughter means the world to him. Thanks for sharing Doug!