The Most Precious of all Gifts

What a Handsome Happy Baby
My Blessing from God
Dustin 7-10 yrs old
Proud Grandma
Dustin and Tiffany Teenagers
My Beautiful Daughter Tiffany
Dustin and Me
Dustin and his Dad
The Few the Proud the Marines
Eye of the Tiger
Christmas's Early Year


Dustin Marshall Rawls
September 2, 1982
Time: 8:11  AM
 Weight: 7lbs  12 1/2oz
Length: 19 1/2 in.
Named After Dustin Hoffman amd The Marshall Tucker Band
(so you know he was named by his dad)

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Some of Dustin's  His Early  Achievements
Held Head Up  - 2 weks
Turned Head to Follow movement - 2 weeks
Turned Over - 6 weeks from stomach to back
4 months back to stomach
Smiled -2 days old
Laughed- 2 months old
Had a great appetite started on cereal at 2 1/2 weeks
Crawled - 5 months
Walked - 10 months


Dustin was always a happy baby and loved his sister. He thought he could do everything she did and always tried. And he would let her
 play with him like he was  one of her dolls. One minute they would be playing with his toys and  then the next hers. Which they both had enough for many kids. Very seldom did they ever fight when little.
I remember once when he was about 3 months old her dragging him down the hall and he was just a laughing and of course I was" Tiffany you are going to hurt him." LOL


Dustin and Tiffany both had the most beautiful blonde curls. Dustin was mistaken for a girl many times even when  dressed all in blue.  I really hated to cut those curls. Dustin always had a thing about the latest haircuts once he got older and man did he come up with some wild ones. But unlike Tiffany he would let us take him to get it cut. Tiffany gave herself her first haircut. She hated  the hair brushing before school so decided to get the scissors and cut it herself. Thank goodness was fixable. LOL


Dustin was never a selfish child always willing to share and such a loving little boy. To put him to sleep you just rubbed the back of his neck and not a word out of him.  When God created my precious little one he broke the mold because as a baby or as an adult there is no one else like him.


A baby is a gift of life
Born of the wonder of love,
A little bit of eternity
Sent from the Lord above,
Giving a new dimension
To the love and heart of a mom
And putting an added new meaning
To the wonder and mystery of life.


When you remember me, it

means that you have carried

something of who I am with you,

that I have left some mark of

who I am on who you are. It

means that you can summon me

back to your mind even though

countless years and miles may

stand between us. It means that

if we meet again, you will know

me. It means that even after I

die, you can still see my face

and hear my voice and speak to

me in your heart.


~Frederick Buechner


It's only when we truly know and understand

that we have a limited time on earth--

and that we have no way of knowing

when our time is up--

that we will begin to live each day

to the fullest,

as if it were the only one we had.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


These little hands can wave hello

or put smudges on the wall.

They can fold in prayer, throw a kiss

or reach up when I say, "so tall."


They will clasp your hand for an Autumn stroll

Or shape a dinosaur from clay.

But most of all, they will stay

with you when I'm grown and far away. 

~~~ Unknown~~~




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