Madalene’s heart — #griefheart number 186

Madalene’s heart

When I started this project, my friend Bonnie sent me this link to Madalene’s Monday Hearts. I admired how artistic hers were. Downright stunning. Well, 7 months later, she found me and my #griefheart project and sent me this book full of stunning, artistic hearts. Her story below as well as her thoughtful words of wisdom.

“My hearts actually started as a little tradition I would do for my love on Monday mornings so she would walk out the door and see a little heart on her doorstep. Thus the name Monday hearts for Madalene.

When she got sick unexpectedly and died so quickly i decided to make her a promise on her last days….that I would never stop making her a heart every Monday.

I guess what i want to say Anne Moss is feel me there, feel me as part of your support team, holding on to the promise that although it’s probably unimaginable, the agony and pain will slowly melt and give way to a softness, of knowing that we are so very lucky to have had the love we have in our hearts for our loved ones.

I know suicide comes with such a myriad of so many emotions, I lost one of my very best friends to suicide a few years ago. We all have each other, those of us here, and we can as a village make it through. As with everything in life “it takes a village” and I hope you consider me and all my hearts part of your village.
I send you all the love one human can hold.”

What is the #griefheart project?

I explain my #griefheart project here.

See all #griefhearts so far on pinterest or on this blog by#griefheart category.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. 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. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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