YOU FINALLY DID IT! YOU MADE IT TO BE A TEENAGER!
PHOTO TAKEN BY: Aunt Kristi shortly after birth
"Look at all that Hair"
Dustin was born on Sept. 9, 1996 at 8:55am at Wilson N Jones Hospital in Sherman TX. He weighted a whopping 8lbs 13.2 oz and 21 inches long. After his first week of life he started to show signs of something wrong, but no one could put there finger on it. The second week was spent in the hospital and at the end of that week still nothing. Beginning of week three he was sent to Children's Medical Center with a disorder called "Pyloricstenosis". It affected a muscle at the opening of the lining to his stomach which caused him not to be able to digest his formula. Buy this time Dustin barely weighted 6lbs. At the age of 2, he had his first Serious Asthma Attach which landed him in the hospital again on top of the many number of visits we had spent already.
Dustin and his Aunt Vicki at Des' 1st Birthday
photo taken by: Chris Franko
However, the hospital visits didn't stop Dustin, he loved to play outdoors and love his Aunt Vickie and his Granny Cissy and Nana. He loved being outside and playing in the dirt like any other boy would. He was a handful.
Photo taken by: Robin R. Inge
Dustin Summer 2008
Dustin has grown into a fine young boy who loves to hunt, fish, build stuff, explore and just have fun. And still, he is a handful. Tomorrow he will be 13... the sign of the start of manhood, teen-hood, maturity! Dustin is a hardworker and usually trys his best at everything he does. Sometimes he has to have a little nudge here and there, but dont we all. Tomorrow is a little sad for me ...because my baby of 4 will be 13. WOW! That mean's I'm the mother of 4 teens too. UGG! Well, I guess that is what God planned!
Dustin, I want you to know that I love you very much. You and I have been through a lot together and we have come a long way. You have worked so hard this summer and I want you to know how very proud of you I am. I hope that you will always have that curiosity and drive that you have now. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something, because this weekend, building your fishpond, you proved that your very smart and when you set your mind to it you can do anything you want to. I love you with all my heart!