Category Archives: Words of Encouragement

“‘Tis the Season – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I wrote the following blog post 4 years ago, but because of its popularity and the fact it still holds true today, I thought it would be good to share it with all of the new grieving dads that have … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Holidays, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Platitudes Are Bullshit”

Platitudes Are Bullshit One of the great things about starting Grieving Dads Project is the ability to help others through this nightmare.  I know my blog posts have become less and less over the years, but that’s because I feel … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Brokenness, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Devastation, Loss of a Child, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, PTSD, Survival, Trauma, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

“Dragonflies – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I recently received an email from a grieving mom telling me what her husband had been dealing with as a result of losing their infant child in March of this year (2015).  She went on to tell me that “she … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Dragonflies, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Pain, Signs from our children, Survival, Time, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Restless Soul” by Kelly Farley

Restless Soul I have always considered myself a restless soul. Always looking for something more exciting or interesting to immerse myself into. I love to experience new things and try to take life in on many levels. If I find … Continue reading

Posted in Broken Dreams, Dreams, Fear, Gardening, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Living Simple, Restless Soul, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

What to Say to a Bereaved Person

I often have people that sign up to receive notifications from the Grieving Dads blog.  Today I received a notification that “The Grief Geek” has started to follow me.  I spent some time on their blog and I found that many … Continue reading

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“Dark Days” by Kelly Farley

Dark Days I was driving in to work today and thinking how far I have come since the early days of my grief. I started thinking about how something as simple as a good song gets me singing (not pretty, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, anxiety, Bereaved Parents, Counseling, counselor, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Survival, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Virtual Book Tour?

I have to be honest, I have not read my book Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back since it was published in June 2012.  I have read the book multiple times as a draft and through the editing process.  … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

“Messed Up Inside” by Kelly Farley

Messed Up Inside I was recently having a conversation with a guy that was buying an old ’66 Chevy truck from me and he had asked me if I had any children. There was a time I hated when people … Continue reading

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“Feel the Emotions” by Kelly Farley

Feel the Emotion I know this is a few days late for a Thanksgiving posting, but I think it applies regardless of the holiday or not.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and over the last several years I … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Healing, Honored, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Survival, Thanksgiving, Words of Encouragement | 2 Comments

“Reach Out” by Kelly Farley

One of the things I learned from the pain I went through, was the power of reaching out to others that have also buried a child.  Although it was impossible to do this in the beginning of my journey, there … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Courage, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Survival, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments