Monthly Archives: September 2010

Change In Seasons

Change In Seasons by Kelly Farley Not sure what it is, but I really dislike the transition from summer to fall.  It’s not so much the weather; it’s the change in the weather.  The days are getting shorter and cooler … Continue reading

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“Urgent but Unimportant”

Urgent but Unimportant  “My child arrived just the other day Came to the world in the usual way But there were planes to catch and bills to pay He learned to walk while I was away He was talking fore … Continue reading

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“Hand in Friendship” – Just for Today

“Just for Today” for Bereaved Parents – (Section 6) Just for today I will offer my hand in friendship to another bereaved parent for I do know how they feel. I must say that I have been blessed by the … Continue reading

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Why Did You Go Before Me? – A Poem

I received this poem from a Ed Mann.  Ed is a grieving dad that lost his son to suicide just over a year ago.  Thank you to Ed for sharing this poem with us. Why did you go before me? … Continue reading

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“Go to the Pain” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project. 1.  Be willing to go to the pain in your grief, but avoid going to … Continue reading

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“Spend Time With A Child” – Just for Today

I received the following from a fellow grieving dad and friend that I met through this project.  I will be posting a separate section of the poem Just for Today to ponder every couple of days.  The poem was written for … Continue reading

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9/11-A Day of Change

The following is an article I just received from a fellow grieving dad.  I thought it was appropriate to share with others. It’s hard to believe that it has been nine years since September 11, 2001.  I remember President George … Continue reading

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“Be Patient” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project.   This particular “truism” really hits close to home.  I remember sitting in a counselors office about year … Continue reading

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I Don’t Dispute That

I am posting more of my writings I found from the early days of my grief journey.  One thing that stands out is the pain I read in these words.  It’s a reminder of how far I have traveled in my … Continue reading

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Vulnerable to Pain and Tears

I was going through some old writings from the early days when I was learning to grieve.  I thought I would share the following.  The one thing that stood out to me is the fact that it “was hard to … Continue reading

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