Monthly Archives: February 2011

Silenced by Grief?

“Grief remains one of the few things that has the power to silence us.”                                                                                                                               -Anna Quindlen I thought this quote was a good topic to ponder and discuss here on this blog.  I know I held my pain in silence for many … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Courage, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Life Lessons, Pain | 8 Comments

“Something Inside Died That Day”

I want to start this posting by saying thank you to Leon Harris for having the strength and courage to tell his story of child loss.  Everybody’s story is different and all stories are welcomed here on this blog.  His … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Anger, anxiety, Courage, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Trauma | 4 Comments

“What Are Your Triggers?”

“What Are Your Triggers?” I have to be honest; it’s been a while since anything has “triggered” an intense emotional response.  These responses are much fewer and farther between than in my early days of grief.  After the death of … Continue reading

Posted in Crying, Death of a Child, Dreams, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Reality, Survival, Tears, weeping | 8 Comments

“Give Your Loved One’s Story A Voice” – 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.  Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject. It is crucial to give your … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a Child, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Inspiration, Trivial, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

“To Be A Man In Grief”

The following is a poem I found a few years ago.  I just came across it again today and thought I would share it with all of you.  I was unable to locate an author for this poem. To Be … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Emotions, Grief, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Poem | 8 Comments

Grief – One Guy’s Experience

The following is an article sent to me by Brian Burton, a fellow grieving dad.  It’s his story and I want to thank him for sharing it with me and the visitors to this blog. Grief – One Guy’s Experience … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Love, Stillbirth, Tears | 5 Comments

“It Gnaws At Me”

Is it just me or is there anyone else out there that finds it difficult when another dad (or mother) talks about how they are expecting a beautiful healthy baby or when they parade the newborn baby around the office … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a Child, Emotions, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain | 16 Comments

What Gives You Hope?

There is no mistaking that it’s winter here in Chicago.  The blizzard of 2011 dumped 20” of snow in the last 24 hours and it’s about to dip down below zero with -20 wind chills.  I hated winter before the … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Blizzard, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 7 Comments