Poured my heart into it—#griefheart number 290

It’s subtle but there is a heart in the middle of this crepe. As it was cooking, the image jumped out at me and yelled, “Quick take a photo.”

Charles died three years ago and a lot of healing has happened in this past year. A lot of heart and soul has been poured into my book, this blog. And I’ve gotten just as much back from all of you. That was an unexpected gift.

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 … Read more...

Paredes’ chipped heart— #griefheart number 252

From Joanna, Joel’s mom– We had a little picnic this weekend with someone that was a very important part of my beloved son Joel’s life.

His uncle on his father’s side was like a father to him. His wife also created many wonderful memories with Joel and took him for picnics and outings all the time.

Joel enjoyed ketchup chips and look what we found in the bag.

We live in Toronto. Joel, Jan 04, 1996 – Dec 10, 2015, went to Richview Collegiate Institute.

What is the #griefheart project?

I explain my #griefheart project here.

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Dirty driveway heart— #griefheart number 246

My sister-in-law’s sister sent me this. It was taken in Florida at my in-law’s condo. That was where Charles went with his grandparents a few hours before going to detox as a result of opiate withdrawal. At that point, none of us knew he was addicted to heroin. So you can imagine the shock of taking him to the hospital and they don’t tell the grandparents what’s wrong with him.

My father-in-law basically yelled to the healthcare worker f–k HIPAA, you tell me what’s wrong with my grandson now! And they told him he needed to go to detox. They … Read more...

Christian’s heart — #griefheart number 203

From Anne Moss: This from a 15-year-old in Germany who lost two friends this year. While searching online for information on her friend Charles, a young man who died of heart failure, she found this blog. She read about the #griefheart project and  submitted this for her other friend, Christian, who died by suicide. 

From Jule: “This is a #griefheart for my long-time school friend Christian (August 13, 2000 – November 1, 2016) who unexpectedly ended his own life this Halloween night at the age of 16.

In the picture is a matching bracelet we bought seemingly an eternity ago … Read more...