Category Archives: Exhausting

“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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“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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“Lurking” by Kelly Farley

Lurking I realize I have come a long way since the early days of grief when I would find myself on my hands and knees because the pain (emotional) was so intense I couldn’t function. When the anxiety got the … Continue reading

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“Ignorance is Bliss” by Kelly Farley

Ignorance is Bliss When using the word “ignorant” to describe someone it is generally not meant to be a compliment. We all know that this word means that the person is “lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular”. … Continue reading

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“Fight It” by Kelly Farley

“Fight It” Often times throughout my life when I experienced something stressful or painful I would just put my head down and try to fight through it.  This approach had always worked for me.  In fact, I implemented this approach … Continue reading

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“Constant Mind F**K”

Constant Mind F**K A couple of weeks ago I interviewed fellow grieving dad, Bryan.  Bryan’s almost 3-year-old son Charlie had died about 7 months prior to complications with the flu.  I was interviewing Bryan for my upcoming Grieving Dads: To … Continue reading

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“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

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“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

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“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

“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

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