Monthly Archives: November 2010

“A Gift from Another Father”

Like most men I know, I was raised to be “strong,” and when things became difficult, you either dealt with it on your own, headed to the bar or a combination of both. I subscribed to this way of thinking … Continue reading

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“My Life Goes On” – Just for Today

“Just for Today” for Bereaved Parents – (Section Ten) This is the last section from the Just for Today poem written by Vicki Tushingham.  I received the ”Just for Today” poem from a fellow grieving dad and friend that I met through this … Continue reading

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Things People Say

We all know that as grieving parents we are very sensitive to what others say to us early in our grief journey.  I often hear from other grieving dads that tell me about things that people, that are trying to … Continue reading

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Sweet Katie

Sweet Katie, I want you to know how much you are loved and missed, especially on this 6th anniversary of your death.  Your mommy and I miss you deeply.  There isn’t a day that I don’t think about you.  You will always … Continue reading

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“Things Left Unsaid”

“Things Left Unsaid” by Justin Hunt This is what I said then, well, this is what I wrote and had read. I was scared, too scared to read it aloud myself.  I was scared for a lot of reasons, none … Continue reading

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“Strength to Endure” by Kelly Farley

It’s that time of year again, the time of year when I have to relive the anniversary of the death of my beautiful daughter Katie.  She was born and she died on the very same day, November 12, 2004.  It’s … Continue reading

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“Allow Happiness” – Just for Today

“Just for Today” for Bereaved Parents – (Section Nine) Just for today I will allow myself to be happy, for I know that I am not deserting my child by living on. This is a tough one.  I know many … Continue reading

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