Category Archives: Words of Encouragement

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

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“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

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“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

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“21 Gun Salute” by Kelly Farley

21 Gun Salute I was recently out walking my yard with a landscape contractor when I spotted a baby rabbit hiding out in my ground cover.  He stayed still long enough for me to approach him and snap the above … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Despair, Devastation, Dreams, Grief, Grieving Dads, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Signs from our children, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“Forever Changed”

Forever Changed A dear, close friend asked me the other day, “Where are you with your grief?”  It is rare that anyone asks me so pointedly about my grief since our adopted son, Grant, died unexpectedly, since our daughter, Catherine, … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Words of Encouragement | 21 Comments

“Laying Low”

“Laying Low” I know it’s been awhile since I have posted something on my blog, but for some reason have been struggling with things to say.  To be honest, I am getting to the point where I feel like I … Continue reading

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“Reflection” by Kelly Farley

Reflection It’s that time of year where many of us do some personal reflection.  Many people like to spend time looking over the last year, in this case it’s 2012.  Looking back over how your life has changed or has … Continue reading

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“Alone For The Holidays” by Kelly Farley

Alone For The Holidays As I write this, we are just under two weeks out from Christmas.  As much as I try to get excited about the holiday season, I often find it hard to get into the spirit of things.  … Continue reading

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“Man’s Best Counselor” by Kelly Farley

“Man’s Best Counselor” My wife Christine and I were never “pet people”.  Yeah, we use to think puppies and kittens were cute, but the thought of having a pet live in our house never crossed our minds.  We were both … Continue reading

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