Monthly Archives: March 2011

“Don’t Cry for Me Daddy”

Below is a poem someone gave me after the death of my daughter.  If I ever felt like I couldn’t cry, but I needed to let out the pain I was feeling, I would read this poem, it worked for me.  … Continue reading

Posted in Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Emotions, Grief, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Poem, Tears, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 18 Comments

“Scary”

I recently sat down and generated a list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate with some … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Loss of a Child, Pain, Scary, Tears, weeping | 13 Comments

“The Mourner’s Bill of Rights”

The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Guilt, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Pain, Peace, Survival, Trauma, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 9 Comments

“Relentless”

I recently sat down and generated a list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate with some … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Pain, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

“If I Could Write a Song”

The following was recently sent to me from Thomas Calvert, a fellow grieving dad and friend. Thomas wrote this song for his son David. He asked me to share with everyone here at grieving dads blog. Thank you to Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Pain, Poem | 6 Comments

“You Are Not Alone”

One of my main reasons for starting this blog and the Grieving Dads Project was to let other dads know they are not alone in the pain they feel, the thoughts (good and bad) that enter their mind, physical symptoms … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Guilt, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Pain, Peace, Survival, Tears, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“I Will Not Abandon You”

I received the following from Michael Mayette who is a friend of a grieving dad.  He wanted me to share his perspective as someone that has supported his friend.  I found it powerful to read his words and feel the compassion … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Crying, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Friend, Grief, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Pain, Tears, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 11 Comments

Deconstruction is Devastating

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad and frequent visitor to this blog.  It was originally written by Annette Mennen Baldwin of TCF in Katy, TX.  It took me several years to go through the complex process of reconstructing … Continue reading

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Healing vs. Survival

I received the following from Steve House who is a fellow grieving dad.  What do you think, can we truly “heal” from our wounds or do we just survive them?  I would like to share some thoughts with you.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Loss of a Child, Survival | 16 Comments