Category Archives: Perspective

“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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“Hell” by Kelly Farley

Over the next year, I plan on presenting various quotes from my book that I think are impactful and can help other grieving parents as well as people that have not lost a child understand the impact of this loss. Some of you … 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

Posted in Anniversary, anxiety, Death of a Child, Debilitating, dog, Dreams, Friends, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Kelly Farley, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Peace, Perspective, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

“Coming Home” by Kelly Farley

This video is about the feeling of comfort I get when sitting with other grieving parents.  I don’t necessarily mean in a support group or having a discussions about losing our children.  I mean in just general conversation at work … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved Parents, Counseling, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Homecoming, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Perspective, Uncategorized, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“Laying Low” by Kelly Farley

I have had a lot of positive feedback from others that have watched some of my previous impromptu videos that I have posted so I decided that I would start doing more of them.  I often will be driving or out on … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads Words, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Perspective, Rat Race, Restless Soul | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

“Brokenness” by Kelly Farley

“Brokenness” After a long winter here in Chicago I found myself trying to get motivated to “do something” but couldn’t seem to find the energy or desire. The bitter cold and constant gray put me on an emotional roller coaster … Continue reading

Posted in Brokenness, Death of a Child, Inspiration, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Survival | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

“Slump” by Kelly Farley

Slump Call it winter blues, a sump, depression or whatever else describes feeling like I’ve been feeling.  The last couple of months have been a struggle for me.  I know deep down it is all part of the “new me” … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Happiness, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Peace, Perspective | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

“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

Posted in Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Mental Health, Pain, Perspective, Survival, Tears, Time, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 27 Comments

“No Easy Day”

No Easy Day As all grieving parents know, there are some days in this journey that are more difficult than other days.  Today is one of those days for me.  November 12th marks 8 years since we lost my beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Death of a baby, Death of a daughter, Devastation, Dreams, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Having a Bad Day, Hope, Infant Loss, Life Lessons, Loss of a Daughter, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 12 Comments