Ok, so I am starting to think that by now you are a tad tired of hearing about Rusty and me being a Debbie Downer BUT……..this blog is about my life and well, this is what is going on in my life currently. The place were we had Rusty cremated last Friday posts obituaries on their website and my family asked me to write Rusty’s. I must say it is had to put feelings into words but here is the finished product.
Rusty DuBois was born on March 6, 1997 and he took his last breath in his “Dad” Jerry’s arms on July 31, 2010 at the wise age of 13. Rusty shared his life with his family; Mom and Dad Jerry and Gayle, Brother Curtis and Sisters Nicole and Marissa. Rusty also leaves behind his feline sisters Callie and Gracie who are still waiting at the back door for their “hog”.
Rusty was more than an animal or even a pet, Rusty was family and no one could tell him or his family any different. Rusty loved to spent time at the lake and to feel the wind in his hair as he co-captained the boat across the lake. Rusty also cherished relaxing in the cabin with his family and Cats. Rusty could not get enough bear hugs, massages or kisses from his family and friends. Rusty loved the sound of the garage door as it rose and the sight of his grandparents “Oma and Granddad” bearing treats and how this made his day complete. Another past time of Rusty’s was chewing on his beloved warthog toy and his family has placed the toy with Rusty so they can continue on this journey together.
As Rusty passed and was taken to Heaven hearts broke, tears were shed and prayers were heard. His families hearts are so full of love for him that is why they feel so broken and hurt so much…..a piece of our family is gone. Rusty DuBois you are missed more than you can imagine you have touched so many lives and your spirit will live on inside our hearts.
Don’t Grieve For Me
Don’ grieve for me, for now I’m free; I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much; good family, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief; don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
With all our love and then some……….. Jerry, Gayle, Nicole, Curtis, Marissa and all the extended family!