Category Archives: Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

“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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“Help Wanted” by Kelly Farley

“Help Wanted” One of the most important things to me is being able to help others through the nightmare of losing a child. I’ve realized through my own journey that I found help/support from multiple different resources and people. I … Continue reading

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“In My Pocket” by Kelly Farley

Earlier this year I was approach by my friend Dianne Gray to write the following article and create a corresponding video for a new project she was working on. Dianne is a fellow grieving parent and Board President of Elisabeth … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask” by Kelly Farley

This video is about a recent conversation I had with a doctor.  I know its his job, but he was asking questions about why I took Lexapro.  I told him it was for the depression that I was diagnosed with after … 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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“Happy Father’s Day? – Revisited”

I often like to go back and read some of my past posts, especially this time of year as we get closer to the dreaded Father’s Day.  I wrote the following Father’s Day post in 2010, about 5 months after … Continue reading

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“Survival” by Kelly Farley

Survival I received an email over the weekend from a fellow grieving parent that wanted to know if I would consider doing a live 30-minute interview. I went to their website to learn more about them and while I was … Continue reading

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“Lost and Found” by Kelly Farley

Lost and Found This past Saturday my daughter Katie would have been 11 years old. In six weeks my son would have been 10. These days used to be very difficult, but now I find myself proud to be their … Continue reading

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“Forgotten Footage” by Kelly Farley

Forgotten Footage It’s been almost 3 years since I recorded this video.  However, I never posted it on this blog.  It was recorded as a favor for a fellow grief survivor who had lost her husband.  She had written a book and wanted … Continue reading

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“Grieving Dad Interview”

“Grieving Dad Interview” I was recently approached by Elisabeth Stitt of Joyful Parenting Coaching who wanted to interview me for an upcoming event that she has developed called  “Let’s Hear It For The Dads!: Conversations About Fatherhood”.  The program is a series of … Continue reading

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