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My Baby Boy, It is 2008 and I know this would have been your year for all you have been waiting for here on earth. But now that you are living with God in Heaven there are no doubts that you have found total happiness and peace and laughter every day.   I try so hard each day to find peace in knowing this but some days  the pain still so great and I just want to see you and touch you here on earth and see you smile and being Dustin. It all seems like a dream that I have still now woke up from but I do know it is not.  I know as this year goes by God and you will help me more to find the peace and joy all say I should have knowing that you are with God. As a mother though seems so unfair and my heart or brain as you would say can not help but feel this way. I have asked God for forgiveness for what ever feeling should pass through my body and I know he knows that deep in my heart there is some peace knowing you are living with God and a Angel watching from above and we will see each other again one day!  I love and miss you so much! Love, Mother

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Date: 9/2/2007 9:00:14 PM
Subject: Re: Happy Birthday
 

 

 

Hey momma,

Thank you so much!! The good thing about this birthday is I've begun to accept that I'm a good person and deserve good things to happen. I think that's a big step in growing up and being successful! I don't feel guilty for receiving compliments and/or rewards for who I am and what I do. And, you've been a huge part of helpin' me turn out this way! I wouldn't have made it this far w/o you! I love you, and this next year will be even better for me and for you! Hope everything is well! See ya in a couple weeks!!

Dustin

On 9/2/07, Patti Rawls <pdrawls1956@consolidated.net> wrote:
 
Well 25 years ago today you were about 3 hours old. What a great day for us all. Now you have grown up to be a great person with a big heart! You have so much going for you and I know it will all fall in place each year. I do not know many  men that have looks,charm,brains and feelings all wrapped into one and these are the things that make you so very special to me and I am sure to others.
I hope you have a great year and many more ahead of you!
I love you so very much and so very proud of you each and every day! Mother
 

Dearest Mommy

When you wonder the meaning of life and love
Know that I am with you,
Close your eyes and feel me kissing you
in the gentle breeze across your cheek.

When you begin to doubt that you shall ever see me again
Quiet your mind and hear me,
I am the whisper of the heavens
Speaking of your love.

When you lose your identity
When you question who you are and where you are going,
Open your heart and see me.
I am the twinkle in the stars smiling down upon you,
Lighting the path for your journey.

When you awaken each morning
Not remembering your dreams
But feeling content and serene
Know that I was with you -
Filling your night with thoughts of me

When you linger in the remnant pain
Wholeness seeming so unfamiliar
Think of me and
Know that I am with you,
Touching you through the shared tears of a gentle friend
Easing the pain

As the sunrise illuminates the desert sky
In the breathtaking glory, awaken your spirit
Think of our time, all too brief, but ever brilliant.
When you were certain of us, together
When you were certain of your destiny

Know that God created that moment in time,
Just for us
Dearest Mommy, I am always with you.

~ Joanne Cacciatore

Son
You're grown up, but I still see.
The little boy you use to be.
Playing tricks and hide and seek,
Something new every week.
Cars and trucks and dirty bugs.
Lots of sticky kisses and hugs.
Those days were filled with love,
And everything you dreamed of.
You've made me so proud of you,
And I see my dreams came true.
When I look into your eyes,
And that little boy I recognize.
My love grows more everyday.
In my heart you'll always stay.
Thank you for being my son,
And the most perfect one!


 
You Let Me Know You Love Me

You let me know you love me
In so many different ways.
You make me feel important
With encouragement and praise.

You're always there when I need you
To comfort and to care.
I know I'm in your thoughts;
Your love follows me everywhere.

Thank you for all you've done
And given so generously.
I love you, my wonderful mother;
You're a heaven-sent blessing to me.

By Joanna Fuchs

I Hear Each Tear Fall On Her Face

 

My Mom doesn't know I'm watching her
but I'm watching her just the same.
And I hear each tear fall on her face
at the very mention of my name.

She says it sounds like music to her ears
and can be heard over a crowd.
Oh, I hear each tear fall on her face
when my name is said aloud.

I watch her stumble through each day
as she wishes the day would end.
And I hear each tear fall on her face
as she talks of me to her friends.

But there are few who truly understand.
Oh this I've heard her proclaim.
And I hear each tear fall on her face.
Will my Mom ever be the same?

I know that her smiles light up a sky.
But I don't see that smile today.
Oh, but I hear each tear fall on her face.
Her blue skies have turned to gray.

Oh I send to her my warmest hug
with the rays of the morning sun.
Then, I won't hear a tear fall on her face.
For I shall erase them one by one.

Yes, my Mom doesn't know I'm watching her.
But I'm watching her just the same.
And if I hear a tear fall on her face
I'll just softly whisper her name!

Author Kaye Des'Ormeaux ©2001

This was sent to me by a great young lady that I was blessed meeting through my puppies. And sounds so much like what Dustin is saying to us all. Funny how all the words of encouragement I have gotten I can hear Dustin saying.... which doesn;t surprise me because we all know this is the kind of person Dustin was and still is to us all!
 
Letters From Heaven
 
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love
 
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
 
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
 
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
 
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
 
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
 
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
 
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile
 
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
 
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
 
Author~
Ruth Ann Mahaffey
©Copyright 1998
Written in memory of my late husband, Richard Mahaffey

My Cousin Delatha sent me this poem and when I read it I can hear Dustin saying these words.  I always tried to be strong for him but my heart is in pieces now and his strength is what will keep me going each day. And as this poems says he knows I will be crying and in so much pain but he will be here for me each and every day!  I love you so very much Dustin. Hugging Tasha last night I could feel your heart beating and I knew you were there for both of us. I do not know if I will ever be able to say all I want to say and share with everyone but each day I will use your strength to write and share. No one has ever been blessed with such a AWESOME Son and Best Friend like I have! I love you! Mother

My Mommy is a Survivor
 
 
My mommy is a survivor,
or so I've heard it said.
But I hear her crying late at night
when others are in bed.
 
 
I watch her lay awake at night
and go to hold her hand.
She doesn't know I'm with her
to help her understand.
 
 
But like the sands upon the beach
that never wash away...
I watch over my surviving mom,
who thinks of me each day.
 
 
She wears a smile for others...
A smile of disguise.
But through heaven's door
I see the tears flowing from her eyes.
 
 
My mom tries to cope with death
to keep my memory alive.
But anyone who knows her,
knows it is her way to survive.
 
 
As I watch over my surviving mom...
Through heaven's open door
I try to tell her that angels
protect me forevermore.
 
 
I know that doesn't help her
or eases the burden she bears.
If you get a chance, go and visit her...
and show her that you care.
 
 
For no matter what she says...
No matter what she feels
My surviving mommy has
a broken heart
That time won't ever heal.
-Author Unknown
 

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The Lord has promised to prepare
A place in heaven above—
A home where we will always be
With Him and those we love.  —Sper

Because Christ lives, death is not tragedy but triumph.

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Dustin Marshall Rawls
September 2, 1982 - September 27, 2007
Dustin Lives on Through All The Many People that had the honor to know him!
I love you my Son!
God Blessed Me So giving you as MY SON!

Dustin loved and was loved  by so many, he touched so many lives while here on earth and gave the gift of life to many more  being a organ donor.  
Please sign the guestbook but also email me pictures and stories of your life with Dustin for us all to share.. Each and every one will be posted and appreciated.  Help me keep this site alive as Dustin is in all of our hearts.

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