Stormy heart – #griefheart 68

Stormy heart
Stormy heart

So my cousin Lee Anne and I are coming back from after lunch today and both of our necks snap as we spot this off in the distance.

This tree is all split all up from the violent thunderstorm last night–large tree limbs everywhere. She and I spotted this from the car off in the distance at the same time and said in unison we say, “A griefheart!” I can’t even figure out how nature made this one. It’s like the storm carved it out of the wood at the top just for me.

Since my son’s suicide, there are many days my heart is in utter turmoil, and feels twisted and tortured. And then after that grief storm lets up, it often feels so full of love and life, it’s bottomless.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and my book, Diary of a Broken Mind, will be published in the fall. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website

One thought on “Stormy heart – #griefheart 68”

  1. I, too, find inspiration in nature that makes me think of my child. As time passed after the death (by suicide) of my daughter, Madison, my heart, too, was still tortured – definitely like a piece was gone. But, I had a new-found empathy for others and I found relief and moments of joy in giving and doing for others. It is like the part of my heart that remained is swelling bigger each time trying to achieve maximum capacity. There will always be a hole and a deep sadness but there is still life to be lived and love to be shared.

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