Vento, Xander Kahle Xander Kahle Vento was born on January 24, 2008. We knew right away that he was something special the minute we found out he was a boy. I hoped for his sisters to have a brother to even out the clan, and for his dad to have a buddy. The second he came there was a light in his eyes and an aura around him that you can't even put into words. I knew the second that they put him in my arms this was my soul child and kindred spirit. I love all of my children dearly but this bond was different than I had ever felt. His dad held him and knew the same thing. His sisters were immediately ecstatic and wanted so much to help and take care of him.I always swore I would never call my boy "bubba"; he was immediately nicknamed Bubba because it fit his personality. He wanted to be everyone's friend and give everyone hugs and kisses always. This child was never afraid of receiving or giving love and affection. As parents we are so proud to have taught him the importance of affection and showing people that you love and care for them. We believe that is why he did what he did on that day.Our child had the most magical playful spirit; he loved doing anything and everything his sisters did. Whether that was dressing him up like a princess, painting his nails (which for those who knew him was usually the case, even to school) or having tons of temporary tattoos, (we are sure he wanted to be like his parents). Wrestling with dad and sisters or being tickled by mom were great and happy times for him. We were sure he would be a football or basketball player, any ball that came in his hand he knew exactly what to do with and it was amazing to see his coordination and the heart he used even just playing. He infected everyone with his smile; you could not keep from smiling when this boy was around, those round cheeks, and green eyes with a brilliant light in them. Mommies nickname for him was "Juicy" for his cheeks, his sweet lips, his belly and every part of his was just juicy with so much love.He never made it to kindergarten but he was wise and smart and brilliant beyond his short 4 years. The most proud we ever saw him was at preschool graduation and he won an award for "Most Loving". His beautiful cheeks turned red and his smile lit up, he grabbed his medal and gave his friends hugs and high fives. He was so proud. And we are so proud to have him taught him such an important quality.Sweet Xander Kahle is survived by his mother Misty, his father Cris and his big sisters Jade and Brooklyn. So many loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless people who loved him so very much.We are so thankful for all of the love and support from our family, community and the huge outpouring from even strangers to support our amazing young man. No words can describe our gratitude for all the prayers, thoughts and donations to his fund. We are proud to call this little man our son and we will strive to be more like him. We have made the decision to have his organs donated in hopes of saving other childrens lives. He was a hero in this life and his next life also, we know the good Lord is watching over him and has called this boy to do more remarkable things in heaven. He is forever our angel.A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2012. In lieu of flowers we ask you to visit www.xandervento.com to share his remarkable story.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 12, 2012