Martin Heart- #griefheart number 60-Just 3 weeks after Charles died by suicide, there was a family less than a mile away that also died by suicide. The same way. Death by hanging. His name was Drew Martin and at that time, I didn't know his mom, Pat. But I know her now. We don't think it was a copy cat incident for a number of reasons. Just a horrible coincidence. From Pat Martin: 'I saw this carved in the sidewalk while walking around http://www.annemoss.com/griefheart/ #suicideawareness
BFF Heart – #griefheart number 29 -We got news of Charles' death about 9pm at night. By the time we called Richard and our parents, it was pretty late. I knew Martha didn't stay up late on Friday nights. She has a very physical job as a special Ed teacher with autistic kids. Many of these kids need a lot of help so I knew she wouldn't be up. So first thing when her feet hit the floor June 6, she thinks, 'I need to call....What is the #griefheart project http://www.annemoss.com/griefheart/
Door to my heart – #griefheart number 90-When I started this project, I let everyone in the door of my heart. Losing a child by suicide is a tough journey and not one I thought many would tune in for.I am so grateful for all the love and support, the shares and the gift of your hearts.What is the #griefheart project?I explain my #griefheart project here. #grief #suicideawareness
Love from Pie – #griefheart number 47- This heart is in memory of Maggie Moyler who died by suicide at the age of 17 in 2011. Above is her signature. I knew Maggie as a young child because the Moylers went to the same church we did in Midlothian. She was adorable--an absolute light. She looked like a child right out of a Gap ad and I thought the Moyler's had the perfect family. What is the #griefheart project? http://www.annemoss.com/griefheart/
Beach Heart – #griefheart number 51-I remember the number of beach trips we took as a family--most great and one disastrous (that story coming soon). The great memories outweigh the bad. If it weren't for my family during those years when we were paying so much for care related to Charles' mental illness and drug abuse, we would not have had any vacations at all. Not that I resent spending the money because I'd do it all over again to try and save my child.