1.16.2011

Happy Birthday Kylie




Join us in celebrating today. The tradition of "Ice Cream Day" was started by Nicolas and Kyle when they made a list of things they wanted to do together the spring before Kyle died. At the top of that list was to have a day they could eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all snacks! They were both over the moon when I said yes. We bought more ice cream than we could possibly eat and mixed and matched flavors and topping for every meal. The memory of that day and the joy it brought all of us will live with me forever. Now there is no better way I can think of the celebrate the life of my amazing boy and the incredible relationship he shared with his brother. The gift I would like to share with you is for you to witness that same joy by treating your children to this simple indulgence. Not only will you be honoring the life of an wonderful boy who fought so hard but you will also honor your own children and all the joy they bring to you.

To my beautiful boy,
I miss you every minute of each day. Your laugh, your smile, your joy was infectious to everyone who knew you and to so many who only knew of you. You continue to inspire me. I will continue to seek out ways to honor your spirit. I love you always.
xoxo, Mama

8 comments:

Andrea Davis said...

I love you kyle and miss you buddy! I will be eating my fair share of ice cream tommorow! :)

Norma said...

We heard about Ice Cream Day and Kyle through a friend. We will be eating our ice cream tomorrow in honor of Kyle and keeping you and your family in our prayers. I have passed it along to all my FB friends and will changing my status to my favorite ice cream flavor. Thank you for sharing Kyle's life with all of us, what an amazing boy!

Trina said...

The kids and I will be celebrating Kyle's wonderful life tomorrow - with ice cream and a day focused on things that bring joy. Love to you and Nicolas.

haleyl25 said...
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haleyl25 said...

Hey there Mama,

I know Kylie's birthday has come and gone but we did celebrate and have "ice cream day" in honor of him...it was blue just the color I remember him painting his fingers and toes! Much love to you and Nicolas - your little dragonfly continues to touch our lives in so many ways...
xo,
Carrie

Anne-Marie said...

I had a scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream on Kylie's birthday all the way down in some little coast city in Washington State (Grays Harbor area). It was delicious! And then promptly lost cell service (to post with my ice cream addition!) and then after that, promptly lost my mind and totally forgot to post! So, better late than never, I did have ice cream and I did think of Kyle extra fondly on his birthday =)

Brent & Becky said...

Christin,
My sister said she saw you at the opening of the new research center. I have always followed your blog and wrote this on Jordan's when Kyle died. I'm sorry I haven't sent it till now.
Becky Busby (Jordan's mom)

For those of you have been reading this blog for a long time, you may remember Kyle. He was a little boy who was going through radiation at the same time as Jordan. He died this past Saturday. Kyle was an amazing little boy who made a huge impression on Brent, my sister Julie (who came to radiation with us), and I. He made the most of every moment. When he had to wear an eye patch because of the way the tumor affected his eyes, he came in a pirate costume to match. Since he had to navigate the hard, windy halls of UW hospital everyday, he wore his Heelies, so he could whip around the corners. And on the weekends, when most kids would be exhausted and sick, he tore down the mountain on his skis and scored the most goals on his soccer team. He inspired me each day we were there, and was the only thing I missed when radiation was over. I have also thought of his mom a lot since that time, as she came in each day with a smile acting as if they were coming to some social get together. I knew she was crying inside, but Kyle didn't. She is one of the bravest people I've met since this whole thing began. We were blessed to have known Kyle and grieve with his family in their loss of such an incredible little boy.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful brave boy Kyle was. I smiled when I read the pirate costume comment, my son loves his pirate costume! My nephew was diagnosed with DIPG 22/8/11, 2 wks after his 1st birthday. Can't get radiotherapy as too young so chemo only option. In ICU at the moment getting blood transfusion, was on life support 2 days ago. His name is Rennie. I hope your family is doing ok and nicolas is adjusting well. I will be giving my 3 boys ice cream on jan 17 and hopefully rennie can have some with us.