…And if I could say the words, I would say that I love you, Momma.

I love how you can read me when no one can, and how you meet my simple needs. And how you hold my hand. And your beautiful face.

Remember how we listened together to that worship song and wind up smiling so big because we saw Him love on us?

You are such a good Momma to me.

I love what we are a team, you and I. I love that sweet connection between our spirits, the  meeting of the eyes, the understanding in the belly. I love that you get me, and you fight for me, and you always seek my good.

Even when nobody understands why you do certain things.


You are such a good Momma to me.

Remember, Momma, how we could giggle over nothing, and be in the moment together? Remember the beach, Momma? And going to the dentist?

I’m not afraid at all. Because my God, He has walked with me every step of the way. And my God, He has taught me to trust with all there is in me. Even when I can’t see. And when my feet can’t touch. Because my God, He has never let me down. So the page might be turning, but the story is still being written and my God, He gets all the glory.

You are such a good Momma to me.

I choose life.

In Memory of Michael Drawl who went to be with Jesus on 6/21/14


Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one-thousand7#937 Being able to finally swim a whole mile

#938 A walk in the rain

#939 Loving Michael’s mom

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 HomeSDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing HomePlay Dates with GodMonday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s StoryInto the WordIn and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, ExtraordinayLessons from IvyDenise in BloomSweet BlessingsFaith Filled Friday, Finding JoyWholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life



  1. Thus us a very nice tribute to Jan. I knew both Jan and Michael. I hadn’t realized he began a new chapter in his life, although if knew he was in need of a kidney transplant. Michael now truly is “Healed of The Lord”. Blessings!


  2. What a beautiful message from a beautiful heart. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God sustain you as you bear this burden of grief. You have honored your son and your relationship with him here. Thank you for sharing, so we can pray.


  3. What a heart filled post….so sorry to hear about Michael. My God fill your heart with peace and joy in your memories.


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