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Happy Thanksgiving My Baby Boy!

I Thank God for blessing me with you for a son.... I Thank God for all the laughs and tears we had....I Thank God for all the memories I have.... I Thank God for keeping you safe and warm... I Thank God for keeping your smile shining bright.... I Thank God for your star I see at night! 

                                                              I love you, Mother




"Give Thanks"


Autumn leaves are falling,

Pretty colors everywhere.

Thanksgiving day is almost here,

Another day that we may share.


The things we take for granted

Are blessings from above.

The needs He has provided,

Were given to us in love.


Let's give thanks for what we have,

Bow our heads and together pray.

As we join our friends and family,

On this Thanksgiving Day.   



I Have a Place in Heaven

Please don't sing sad songs for me, Forget your grief and fears, For I am in a perfect place Away from pain and tears.

It's far away from hunger And hurt and want and pride, I have a place in Heaven With the Master at my side.

My life on earth was very good, As earthly life can go, But Paradise is so much more Than anyone can know.

My heart is filled with happiness And sweet rejoicing, too. To walk with God is perfect peace, A joy forever new.

~ Author Unknown ~


When I Must Leave You

When I must leave you
For a little while,
Please do not grieve
And shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you
Through the years,

But start out bravely
With a smile.

And for my sake
And in my name,

Live on and do
All the things the same.

Feed not your loneliness
On empty days,
But fill each waking hour
In useful ways.

Reach out your hand in comfort
And in cheer,
And I, in turn, will comfort you
And hold you near.
And never, never
Be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you
In the sky.

~ Helen Steiner Rice ~


At Thanksgiving
Though you are filled with sorrow and pain over the loss of your child, you can be thankful for:
~The memories you hold close
~The time you shared with your child, no matter how short it was.
~The things your child taught you.
~The friends that are there when you need them.
And you can also be thankful for:
~The strength that makes you a survivor.
~The smiles of other children; they are not our missing
children, but they still smile.
~TCF, Portland, OR

To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many years
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness

I thank you for the love you have shown
But now it’s time I traveled alone
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It’s only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart
I won’t be far away.  For life goes on

So if you need me call and I will come
Though you can’t see or touch me I’ll be there
And if you listen with your heart you’ll hear
All of my love around you soft and clear
And then when you must come this way alone
I’ll greet you with a smile and welcome you home


Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:5


"Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the LORD must be your strength!" (Nehemiah 8:10)


I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. (John 11:25-26)


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 and Tiffany as my daughter!


"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
       for I have put my trust in you.
       Show me the way I should go,
       for to you I lift up my soul."     Psalm 143:8


Lord, thank You for bringing peace to my heart. I pray that You would help me be a peace-maker in my family and community...and even in the world. Help me to live in harmony with my friends and loved ones...and with my Christian family as well. Please forgive me for arguing (even when it's just in my mind and I don't carry through in person!) and being so "disagreeable" at times. Help me to see things through other people eye's so that I can better understand where they are coming from. Help me to see things through Your eyes so that I can handle situations with wisdom and understanding. Remind me to think before I speak and pray before I act. May Your will be done through me today. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. 

This is from “Prime Time With God

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