Monthly Archives: December 2010

Trying Hard to Escape

I occasionally like to go back and read some of the things I wrote while in the depths of my despair as a reminder of how far I have come.  A reminder that there was a time when I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Peace | 2 Comments

Hope for the Holidays

“That was and still is the great disaster of my life – that lovely, lovely little boy…There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child.  Things never get back to the way they were before.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower (His 3 … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Death of a Child, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 5 Comments

Trials Do Not Build Character

The following story was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad and friend, Steve Christen.  Steve gave me permission to share this with the readers of this blog in hopes that someone can find healing in his story. Steve and … Continue reading

Posted in Auto Accident, Bereaved, Courage, Death of a Child, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Loss of a Daughter, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 2 Comments

Phoebes Law

I learned about this law (see link below) and the push for actions in this anti-bullying bill from a fellow grieving dad. Please take a look and notify your state legislators. There is place on the website to find out … Continue reading

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Walk Away from It All

I often hear from grieving dads as it pertains to their career. Many grieving dads have found it difficult to stay focused, engaged or even interested in their careers after the death of a child. Even men that were on … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a Child, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Rat Race | 12 Comments

What If Summer Lasted Twelve Months?

The following writing was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad.  Even through summer of 2010 is behind us, I thought it was still a very good story to share. What If Summer Lasted Twelve Months? This summer of 2010 … Continue reading

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“Learn to be Alone” – 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. It is important to learn to be alone.  Americans tend to have a difficult … Continue reading

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