Strawberry love— #griefheart number 229

strawberry heart
Strawberry heart

This one is so perfect.

Both Charles and I loved chocolate covered strawberries. And this accidental swirl of a heart was just meant to be part of this project. Probably the closest to a nutritious food Charles ever got!

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Heart of love— #griefheart number 228

heart of love
Heart of love

I’m walking the dog today and I see this on the sidewalk. I wonder about the story behind it. It’s not new but I walk over it every day and never saw it before. How could I have missed it? Especially something so fit for this project.

It represents the love I still have for Charles even

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Celery heart— #griefheart number 227

celery hearts
Celery heart

Charles loved wings at Buffalo Wild Wings. Hated the celery that came with them. Hated just about any vegetable and made fun of me for liking celery.

I remember when someone told me that if Charles had a better diet it might help with his depression. I definitely agree. Despite raising him with the

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Apple of my eye heart— #griefheart number 226

Apple of my eye
Apple of my eye

Charles was my cherished youngest child. The baby of the family and the apple of my eye.

The grief that is now part of my life after losing my child to suicide, is something I am learning to live with. It represents the love I have for the child I lost.

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Love of junk food— #griefheart number 225

love of junk food
Love of junk food

No one had a worse diet than Charles. He was not raised that way and I refused to buy it. Charles would find it at someone else’s house.

His favorite was candy, of course. But chips and anything that was processed was a-OK. Donuts, Doritos, Cheetos, Funyuns, Chex Mix etc. He even wrote

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Bob’s heart— #griefheart number 223

bob's heart
Bob’s heart

He was Chef Rob to his many students–all of whom adored him. He was Bob to us. He didn’t die from suicide or overdose. He died of kidney cancer. It was so fast and so furious.

Why roses? Every year at Steeple Chase in Georgia, Bob would prepare a menu that he’d send several months

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Teen heart— #griefheart number 222

teen heart
Teen heart

I spoke to the Swift Creek YMCA leader’s club last night. This was my second visit. A few of these members were in the now famous video by Cosby High School student Alex Chaffee.

We talked about Charles, suicide, mental illness and addiction. We reviewed the contrast of Charles’ tweets

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Sweet potato heart — #griefheart number 221

sweet potato heart
sweet potato heart

This one is so perfect for Charles. If there was a child that was sweet, it was him. And it has a flaw. Not a terrible flaw but a flaw nonetheless.

I think Charles had a hard time accepting his flaws could be gifts. He only saw depression as terrible when in fact I think those that suffer from depression see

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Gifted heart— #griefheart number 220

gifted heart

Grief is a gift because it represents the love I still feel for my son, Charles who died by suicide. My friend Kay sent this to me. She carries a similar one in her handbag to remind her of her mom who died a few years ago.

I have to tell you that before I started this project, I was not a fan

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Love remains— #griefheart number 219

love remains

Despite the fact Charles has left this earth, my love for him remains. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to put it and it makes me ache.

This photo a gift from my friend Dani. She spotted 25 feet away while walking in the woods.

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