Holidays 2008

Happy Valentines Day! Dustin 2008
Valentine Hearts of Others
Happy Easter 2008
Easter Egg Hunt!
April Fools Day 2008

Holidays Continued May - 2008



Holidays are the hardest for many people. Question being do I include or not to include my lost son or daughter in this special occasion. As you can see for me I will include my son in each and every one of them. He is in my heart every single day every breath I take, every thought I have. And these feelings do not turn off just because it is a holiday. To each and every one how to share with their loved one will be different.  And is not for anyone to tell you how to do this or not to do this at all.  I see so many books on greiving  and yes they do help some but grief does not go by a book. It is a ongoing process and different for each and every one. And please remember something Patricia Yarbrough said some words are fighting words and will set a person back so if you do not know what to say give a hug. And I can tell you from my experiences these last 4 months a hug is all I really want. I don't want to hear how you think I should be doing or how I should be feeling. Because you have no clue.
This site  will have a page for each holiday of the year. And if you have a poem or something you want to send for Dustin or a loved one you have lost please send and all will be posted.
One thing I have learned is moms that have lost a loved one all stick together and poems and letters and just a hello and a hug means alot. Remember a mom loves to talk about her child and needs to talk about her child.  So when sending letters and or poems don't shy way from using the child's name.  Also remember not all mom's tears are of sadness but some of joy and as time passes the tears will all be of joy just give a mom time. A mom feelings alot different than a dad,sister,brother or friends. Share our hearts, Patti Rawls


Holidays in Heaven


The Holiday Season is just not the same,

A smile is missing when saying one name.


For parents who’ve lost a daughter or son,

Nothing can bring back the delightful fun,

Of watching them talk, laugh, or just run.


The memories are all that we do have now,

We do go on…..only God knows how.


A New Year comes as midnight arrives,

Our Angels still a big part of our lives.


If only we could trade the presents we receive,

For one more day with those whom we grieve!


But nothing can bring back our beloved child,

The one that laughed, cried, and often smiled.


They are together in a much better place,

Watching us cry…..touching our face!


Although we miss them on Holidays to share,

Be assured their loving presence fills the air,

At home, in church, at New York’s Times Square!


So celebrating the Holidays are now hard to do,

But always remember they are thinking of you too,


Wishing you happiness and showing their love,

Not on this Earth, but from Heaven above!


-Dan Bryl, Lawrenceville, GA TCF

In Memory of his daughter, Jessica



Love is patient,

Love is kind.

It bears all things,

Believes all things,

Hopes all things,

Endures all things.

Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4,7,8

Behold! I am with you and will keep you wherever you go - genesis 28:15

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.



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.