Dishwasher heart— #griefheart number 216

Dishwasher heart
Dishwasher heart

This one was hiding in my friend Jenny’s dishwasher. Emptying the dishwasher was the first chore I ever texted to either of my kids. Back when all the moms and dads were complaining about their kids texting instead of calling, when text messaging was new, I was sending chore lists to my kids because they got done!

Well, in Charles’ case, almost done. He’d always leave a couple of things in the top rack and some rogue glass in the bottom rack. Like he was just done with it and had to go. It was hard enough to get Charles to a chore of any kind so I didn’t get overly picky. In fact, I found it really funny and would always check behind him to see what dish was sentenced to solitary confinement. When you lose someone you love, you miss that stupid stuff–the stuff that was their signature.

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Author: Anne Moss Rogers

I am the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am President of Beacon Tree Foundation, advocates for youth mental health as well as a writer and public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. I was a marketing professional for years prior to losing my son and co-owned a digital marketing firm.

2 thoughts on “Dishwasher heart— #griefheart number 216”

  1.  “When you lose someone you love, you miss that stupid stuff–the stuff that was their signature”
    Oh Anne Moss, this is so very true. The only videos I have of Daniel is him doing stupid stuff. But, those are so very precious to me and I am grateful for them.

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