Pine needle heart— #griefheart number 268

Needles are normally something that poke. And it’s funny what forms into a heart. You’d never think that something with the word “needle” in it would make a heart.

Will love seeing family tomorrow. I will miss my boy who is no longer with us and will miss my boy in LA. First time without Richard for thanksgiving but going to California for Christmas.

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 TEDx 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 substance use disorder 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, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

8 thoughts on “Pine needle heart— #griefheart number 268”

  1. I understand how you feel missing Richard. It is been almost 10 years estranged from my only remaining child, Patrick 31 years old. There was a great article and my email this morning I shared with a grief group I will share here. It touches on the part you and another comment above referenced – being lost or disconnect amongst the chaos of all of the Thanksgiving festivities and family members. I got a lot out of it. I’m glad you will see Richard at Christmas.

  2. I received my 3 signs from Curt today. We miss him terribly, but i’m Comforted by his “presence “. My Mother- in- Law. joined Curt May 1st, 2017. Today I will be there for my Husband, Daughter, and Sister in law who is more a Sister, than a law! Blessings and love to all us Mother’s who have to continue our life on earth, without our child, until we are all reunited.🙏❤️

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Anne Moss!

    I the midst of all the hubbub and with all the people around, we still feel the big empty that our loved ones space has left. The last time my whole family was together was Thanksgiving 2011. After that Daniel was always in rehab or jail until he died from a fentanyl overdose May 14, 2014.

    He will be missed today. Praying for all of the others who are experiencing the big empty too.


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