Monthly Archives: October 2010

Refuse To Forget

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad.  It’s about his experience after the death of his 17 year old daughter. It’s been a little over eight years since my daughter’s death and as I think back now … Continue reading

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“Understand Your Limits” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project. 11.  Understanding Your Personal Limits is Essential.  We all have limits in everything we … Continue reading

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Deep In My Grief

Last month I posted a couple of my writings that I wrote while I was deep in my grief.  I received a lot of comments regarding these posting so I decided to share some more of these writings.  Once I start … Continue reading

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“I Will Not Compare” – Just for Today

“Just for Today” for Bereaved Parents – (Section Eight) Just for today I will not compare myself with others. I am fortunate to be who I am and have had my child for as long as I did. I must … Continue reading

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Men Don’t Cry…or Can’t

Men Don’t Cry…or Can’t Just a few minutes ago, I found myself weeping.  Not crying.  It is not easy for me to cry though I feel as if I am constantly feeling tears ripping throughout every part of my body. … Continue reading

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Live Like You Were Dying

Live Like You Were Dying The  other night Tim McGraw’s 2004 hit song, “Live Like You Were Dying” was playing on the radio.  The song tells the story of a man in his forties who learns that he is dying … Continue reading

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“When My Heart Feels Like Breaking” – Just for Today

“Just for Today” for Bereaved Parents – (Section 7) Just for today when my heart feels like breaking, I will stop and remember that grief is the price we pay for loving and the only reason I hurt is because … Continue reading

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My Friend Time

My Friend Time by Jim Santucci This weekend marks the 104th week since my daughter Jillian left this world.  As I calculated in my journal, over 1 million minutes of time have elapsed.  But it still seems like it was just … Continue reading

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