Category Archives: Courage

“Only Us” by Kelly Farley

“Only Us” I have tried many times to explain the pain of losing a child to those that have not lost a child.  I’ve come to the conclusion that there are no words to describe it.  You have to experience … Continue reading

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“Someday”

The following is a letter I received from Rob, a grieving dad who lost his 28-year-old son Ryan a few months ago. His son Ryan had special needs and was a medically fragile young man his entire life. He and … Continue reading

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“When to Say Goodbye”

This one is a tough one because it hits very close to home for me.  My wife and I also had to say goodbye to both of our children.  There is always the “what if’s” or the questioning that goes … Continue reading

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“Reach Out” by Kelly Farley

One of the things I learned from the pain I went through, was the power of reaching out to others that have also buried a child.  Although it was impossible to do this in the beginning of my journey, there … Continue reading

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“Crazy” by Kelly Farley

“Crazy” Psychiatrist and therapy are two words that I used to have negative thoughts about.  When I was growing up, I always thought that those two words were associated with people that were “crazy”.  Those that read my book understand … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-depressant, anxiety, Counseling, counselor, Courage, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Gardening, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Healing, Hope, Kelly Farley, Living Simple, Medication, Mental Health, Pain, Panic, Peace, Perspective | 16 Comments

“Reflection” by Kelly Farley

Reflection It’s that time of year where many of us do some personal reflection.  Many people like to spend time looking over the last year, in this case it’s 2012.  Looking back over how your life has changed or has … Continue reading

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“Powerful”

The following is a link to a video on YouTube of comedian Anthony Griffith doing a “story telling” session called “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  The story is his and its about what … Continue reading

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“Scared to Look Back”

The following article comes from a fellow grieving dad and guest blogger Thom Gonyeau.  He is kind enough to share his story and also discuss some of the challenges he faces as he moves forward through the aftermath of losing … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Devastation, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Miscarriage, SIDS, Stillbirth, Trauma | 16 Comments

“Author’s Preface”

It has been a very exciting and difficult 2.5 years trying to develop this book for grieving dads.  There were times I wasn’t sure it was going to happen and there were other times I thought I had taken on more … Continue reading

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“Honored” by Kelly Farley

Honored Before the deaths of my children I was never the person to have a life mission of helping other people.  I never really thought about it, I guess you could say I was selfish from that standpoint.  If someone … Continue reading

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