Valentine’s heart— #griefheart number 217

Valentine’s heart

I bought my child that died by suicide his own valentine. And some conversation hearts. It’s tradition. I was shopping for cards and I saw one that said, “I love you this much.” I broke down in tears. I did this one a while back that said just that. So since I had already “sent” that to Charles, I sent that card to Richard. It’s a card for a 7 year old. He will love it.

This one is for my big-hearted child. I so miss it. God I miss it. Love you Charles. Forever and ever.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

8 thoughts on “Valentine’s heart— #griefheart number 217”

  1. Four years ago today, my baby was buried. I’m so tired of missing Curt, so tired of putting on a “brave” face, and hearing how strong I am. I just want my son back. I want to hold him, kiss his face, listen to his voice, laugh with him. I want to go back in time.
    Thanks for listening.

  2. Okay, you’re not going to believe this. As I was posting to you about Valentine’s Day, my Daughter called to tell me one of her best friend’s just sent her a Valentine card for her brother , Curt!! I told Rachel about putting up Curt’s drawing, and she was delighted! They were so close.💕

  3. I just hung a picture in Rachel’s room that Curt drew in the 3rd grade. I felt I needed to do that. I don’t know why, but it felt good. Rachel lives in Charleston, but is still single(30), so it will be “Rachel’s room” until she gets married. Valentine’s Day is about love, and love never goes away, whether they are here physically, or Spiritually. So, Anne do what feels right. It’s okay😘

  4. I had Mark cremated and he sits on my dresser. I buy him cards for the holidays and his birthday. I write a special message inside, date it and seal it. Put it in front of his box. When the holiday/ birthday is over I put it in a box with the others. Never opened. Someday Drew, his brother will get them.

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