Category Archives: Crying

“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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“Dragonflies – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I recently received an email from a grieving mom telling me what her husband had been dealing with as a result of losing their infant child in March of this year (2015).  She went on to tell me that “she … Continue reading

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“Full Impact” by Kelly Farley

Full Impact I was recently at an event for the consulting engineering industry that I work in and ran into a couple of fellow colleagues. During the conversation, I asked one of them how a fellow co-worker and friend of … Continue reading

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“Feel the Emotions” by Kelly Farley

Feel the Emotion I know this is a few days late for a Thanksgiving posting, but I think it applies regardless of the holiday or not.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and over the last several years I … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Healing, Honored, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Survival, Thanksgiving, Words of Encouragement | 3 Comments

“My Daddy’s Grief”

The following is a poem that was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad.  Great poem.  Can any of you relate? MY DADDY’S GRIEF If you ask my Dad how he feels? He’ll probably be as quiet as the … Continue reading

Posted in Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Poem, Tears | 22 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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“Man’s Best Counselor” by Kelly Farley

“Man’s Best Counselor” My wife Christine and I were never “pet people”.  Yeah, we use to think puppies and kittens were cute, but the thought of having a pet live in our house never crossed our minds.  We were both … Continue reading

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“Kitchen Table” by Kelly Farley

Kitchen Table The topic of this blog post has been on my mind for a while.  About 2-3 months ago my wife and I thought about remodeling the first floor of our house.  We researched different types of hardwood floors, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Compassion, Crying, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Debilitating, Emotions, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Living Simple, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, Survival, Tears, Tough, weeping | 15 Comments

“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

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Crying, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Devastation, Emotions, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Daughter, Pain, weeping | 3 Comments

“Release” by Kelly Farley

Release  “All sorrows can be borne if we put them in a story or tell a story about them” –  Isak Dinesen  This quote captures the essence of my new book.  It’s important to find a way to release the … Continue reading

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