Connie Boss, mother to Stephen ‘tWitch” Boss, is sharing the final messages she shared with her late son.
“He started that last text with, “I love you, Mom,'” she says. “And I responded, ‘I love you more.'”
Connie went on to explain that she had been feeling ill in the days before tWitch’s death and that her son reached out to “ask how she was feeling.”
“That was the last time we talked. To the extent that Stephen may have been in a Black depression — no, not Stephen. He was so in tune with analyzing and trying to make himself better, reading self-help books, so this came as a complete shock.”
“I went to my parents’ house and walked in. They were just standing there looking at me, and I said, ‘Have you heard something?’ All I remember hearing was, ‘Connie, he’s gone.’ And I remember screaming or falling to my knees. The rest of the day is more of a blur.”
Connie has three other children, who she can lean on for support. Regardless, the impact of the loss is often hard to maneuver, but Connie tries to see all of her son’s life, instead of how it ended.
“When I think about him, I try not to dwell on how he left this earth,” she says. “This is not totally the end. That is where my peace comes from.”