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My Son! My Angel! My Inspiration

Take The Time!
Your Heart, Your Child
Letters From Mom
Mom has Set me Free
God Has Blessed Me
Special Loves In My Life
Billy and Dustin Best Friends for Life
Live Like No Tomorrow
Friends in Heaven
More Than Words
Love Generously.
Take The Time!
Happy Mother's Day
Feelings of a Mom
Mother's Day Letters of Support


The Most Beautiful Flower

The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read

Beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree.

Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown,

For the world was intent on dragging me down.


And if that weren't enough to ruin my day,

A young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play.

He stood right before me with his head tilted down,

And said with great excitement "Look What I've found!"



In his hand was a flower and what a pitiful sight,

With it's petals all worn, not enough rain, or to little light.

Wanting him to take his dead flower and go off to play,

I faked a small smile and then shifted away.



But instead of retreating, he sat next to my side,

And placed the flower to his nose and declared with overacted surprise,"

It sure smells pretty, and it's beautiful too.

That's why I picked it; here it's for you."



The weed before me was dying or dead,

Not vibrant of colors, orange, yellow or red.

But I knew I must take it, or he might never leave.

So I reached for the flower, and replied "Just what I need."



But instead of him placing the flower in my hand,

He held it mid air without reason or plan.

It was then that I noticed for the very first time,

That weed toting boy could not see, he was blind.



I heard my voice quiver, tears shone like the sun,

As I thanked him for picking the very best one.

"Your welcome" he smiled, and then ran off to play,



Unaware of the impact he'd had on my day.

I sat there and wondered how he managed to see,

A self pitying woman beneath an old willow tree.

How did he know of my self indulged plight?



Perhaps from his heart, he'd been blessed with true sight.

Through the eyes of a blind child, as last I could see.

The problem was not with the world; the problem was me.


And for all of those times I myself had been blind,

I vowed to see the beauty in life, and appreciate every second that's mine.

And then I held that wilted flower up to my nose,

And breathed in the fragrance of a beautiful rose.

And smiled as I watched that young boy, another weed in his hand,

About to change the life of an unsuspecting old man..

~~Author Unknown~~



On the wings of a butterfly may wishes come,

I wish for you the stars, the moon, and the sun...

A happy heart,

From days end, till mornings start...

Happy in betweens,

And lovely daydreams...

Sweet dreams of moonbeams,

Stars and rockets...

Maybe some kisses for your pocket...

On wings of a butterfly may wishes come,

I wish for you...

A heart thats light,

A world where all is right...

But most of all I wish you,

An abundance of friends to see you through...

~~Author Unknown~~


Life can seem ungrateful ~ and not always kind. 

Life can pull at your heartstrings ~ and play with your mind. 

Life can be blissful ~ and happy and free. 

Life can put beauty ~ in the things that you see. 

Life can place challenges ~ right at your feet. 

Life can make good ~ of the hardships that we meet. 

Life can overwhelm you ~ and make your head spin. 

Life can reward those ~ determined to win. 

Life can be hurtful ~ and not always fair. 

Life can surround you ~ with people who care. 

Life clearly does offer ~ its ups and its downs. 

Life's days can bring you ~ both smiles and frowns. 

Life teaches us to take ~ the good with the bad. 

Life is a mixture ~ of happy and sad.




Take the life that you have ~ and give it your best. 

Think positive, be happy ~ let God do the rest. 

Take the challenges ~ that life has laid at your feet. 

Take pride and be thankful ~ for each one you meet. 

To yourself give forgiveness ~ if you stumble and fall. 

Take each day that is dealt you ~ and give it your all. 

Take the love that you're given ~ and return it with care. 

Have faith that when needed ~ it will always be there. 

Take time to find the beauty ~ in the things that you see. Take life's simple pleasures ~ let them set your heart free.The idea here is simply ~ to even the score. 

As you are met and faced with ~ Life's Tug Of War. 

~~Author Unknown~~

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!
"When someone you love becomes a memory,
that memory becomes a treasure!"


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.