Pajama jeans love— #griefheart number 282

So there is a story behind these. Pun intended since this is a photo of the back end of my most comfortable jeans. So the denim style now is skin tight. That’s NOT the style of this old pair. These are well worn and soft. Because of that, holes appear in the rear. And when they do, I make a patch out of leftover jean material and sew it on to cover the hole.

These are my book writing jeans. Mondays are my dedicated days for writing my book and I’m currently working on draft number two, having completing draft one.

So this past week, I’m sitting in my pajama jeans and editing my book, I felt all this heat in my eyebrows and they itched. I got up to take a look and I had broken out in hives from eyebrows to my forehead. What the h_ll?

It’s that time of year when the slightest little rash or bump blows up on my face. I have always called it the grief rash. My skin, during this time, is ultra sensitive and I think that I am too emotional to have the perspective to edit the book and I have to take a break for a couple of weeks until I get through Charles’ birthday month.

It’s my time to feel close to my son, honor his memory but also understand that like my old jeans, my heart is softer right now and more vulnerable to tearing.

What is the #griefheart project?

I explain my #griefheart project here. Contact me if you want to honor and remember your loved one who died by suicide or from addiction.

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

Is my story is too ugly?

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

8 thoughts on “Pajama jeans love— #griefheart number 282”

  1. Anne,
    I so appreciate the way you share the raw emotion. By this action alone you help your readers more than you can imagine. May you have peace in the moment, one moment at a time.

  2. Thinking of you Anne and glad that you are taking a little break. I hope that your happy memories of Charles will comfort you during these heart-wrenched months.

  3. I love that you are giving yourself grace and room to be a grieving mom. You do so much for the addiction/suicide/grieving community—it’s good you are pulling back from at least one thing for now, during this difficult time of the year. Take care of yourself. ❤️

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