Dustin's First Christmas In Heaven

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Tree Lighting Letters and Ornaments Sent


What an awesome night we had. Family and friends all gathered  together to share smiles, laughter and stories of Dustin’s life. I feel a lot of peace was given tonight to many. I know myself personally found such peace and joy.  I want to thank all of you that did come and also for those that were with us in your hearts.

 A Special Thank You to Billy and Gloria Bryant for allowing us to have it at their home and for helping making it all possible. A lot of thank you’s to Lisa Rhodes, Paul Brockenbush, my son-in-law, and so many more.

You all made me have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!

Love to all, Patti Rawls (Dustin’s Mom)



This picture was made for me by a very special young man and the son of my very best friend in New Jersey! This picture tells it all.  Thank you so much Nicholas!  Love,Patti


Light a Candle In Dustin's Memory

Christmas in Heaven
by Unknown

'Tis Christmas in Heaven
What a beautiful sight!
It's my first one here;
Everything is all right.

The crib is adorned
With the brilliance of stars,
Wisemen have come
From Venus and Mars.

I've met all our dear ones
Who preceded us here;
The reunion was lovely,
An event full of cheer.

And tonight we'll all gather,
In reverence we'll kneel,
For the Babe in the cradle
Up in Heaven is Real.

I think of my family
that I left behind
And I pray that your Christmas
Is as blessed as mine

Please shed no more tears,
For my soul is at rest,
Just love one another;
Live life to its best.

Yes, It's Christmas In Heaven,
So I've heard them say,
Yet, Christmas In Heaven
Happens every day.

I took this picture very early morning Dec.15th, 2007. I was praying out the window as I  do  every morning and was praying for strength for The Celebration that night. And if you look close you will see Dustin's smile peeking above the tree amongst the cloudy sky. I knew right then all was going to be Great and Peace be found.



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!

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.

Link to all Dustin's Memory Pages