Monthly Archives: August 2011

“An Unfortunate Honor”

An Unfortunate Honor By Jim Santucci It has now been 150 weeks since Jillian left this world. Much has transpired since that time. I have gotten myself involved in many great non-profit groups focusing on the care of children and … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Friend, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Words of Encouragement | 9 Comments

“Dragonflies”

“Dragonflies” It must have been a couple of weeks after the death of my son Noah when I first noticed the dragonflies.  It was mid-June 2006 and I had already been off work for several weeks.  I had called my … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Dragonflies, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Pain, Signs from our children, Survival, Time, Words of Encouragement | 10 Comments

“Agonizing”

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 Agonize, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Profound Life Experience, Trauma, weeping | 2 Comments

Progress

It’s been 8 months since fellow grieving dad Barry Kluger and myself launched the Farley-Kluger Petition to amend the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 to include the death of a child.  With over 12,000 signatures from all 50 states and support … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grief, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, Senator Tester, Survival, the Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, Words of Encouragement | Leave a comment

“Harvest”

Harvest I thought this would be a good story to share with all of you that follow this blog.  In June of 2010 I traveled from Chicago to Buffalo, NY to spend Father’s Day weekend with a group of 5 … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Crying, Death of a Child, Devastation, Fathers Day, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Suicide, Survival, Tears, Words of Encouragement | 5 Comments

I Have Officially Moved

As of 8/8/2011, I have officially moved the Grieving Dads Project  blog to http://www.GrievingDads.com.  Please make note of this change and visit me at the new location.  All previous posts and comments have been moved to this new blog.  I look forward … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of parent, Grief, Grieving Dads Project, Kelly Farley, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Words of Encouragement | Leave a comment

“Cleaning Out My Closet”

This past weekend I was putting some clean laundry away in my closet and I noticed a couple of the tee shirts I use for working out were starting to look worn out.  I had just recently bought a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Dreams, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, SIDS, Stillbirth, Time, Words of Encouragement | 12 Comments

Back from Break – Important Notice

Some of you may have noticed that my activity on this blog was limited during the month of July. I have a good reason, I have been spending a lot of time redesigning a new Grieving Dads blog that will replace … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved Parents, Family Medical Leave Act, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads Words, Inspiration, Kelly Farley, Words of Encouragement | 2 Comments