Monthly Archives: June 2011

“Father’s Day” by Joe Dambach

Father’s Day Written by Joe Dambach (2011) “The parent child relationship never ends. A mother or father will always remain a parent regardless of the age of the child at the time of death or the reason the child is … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Fathers Day, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Pain, Profound Life Experience, Tears, Time, Words of Encouragement | 8 Comments

“Exhausting”

This post is a continuation of my generated 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Profound Life Experience, Time, Words of Encouragement | 1 Comment

“Exhausting”

This post is a continuation of my generated 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Profound Life Experience, Time, Words of Encouragement | 13 Comments

“96 Photographs”

The following was sent to me by fellow grieving dad and friend Steven Stuart.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  I can relate with all of these points on some level.  I think what we have … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Peace, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

“Happy Fathers Day”

I hope you can find a moment of peace today as you reflect on the child you have lost and the precious time you were able to spend with them.  Know you are not alone in your pain today.  If you have … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day Plans”

Father’s Day Plans Last Friday night I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at a local chapter of the Compassionate Friends. I conducted my “Father’s…..The Forgotten Parent” workshop in front of about thirty bereaved parents. Although I speak … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fathers Day, Grief, Healing, Holidays, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Words of Encouragement | 10 Comments

“Journey Towards Fathers Day”

A Journey Towards Father’s Day It’s that time of year again, a time for renewal.  It’s time to say goodbye to the dark, gray, cold days of winter and hello to spring.  In late February/early March I start to search … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Fathers Day, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Stillbirth, Survival, Tears, Time, Words of Encouragement | 11 Comments

“A Curious Thing”

A curious thing happened this past Sunday. I’m not quite sure how to describe it, but here goes: I’ve wanted a wood shop for many years, but we’ve never been in a position to afford one. In September, 2010, we … Continue reading

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“What Pisses You Off?”

What Pisses You Off? I think I have been fighting a little depression lately.  Over the last month or so I have found myself worrying about things, becoming agitated and quick to anger.  I feel exhausted every morning.  I so … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son | 36 Comments