Category Archives: Tears

“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

Posted in Bereaved, Broken Dreams, Brokenness, Courage, Crying, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Devastation, Emotions, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Survival, Tears | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Reality Check” by Kelly Farley

Reality Check It’s been over 10 years since I have been to a wedding. In fact, I have not been to a wedding since I lost my daughter Katie in 2004. However, for whatever reason, I have four of them … Continue reading

Posted in Broken Dreams, Dreams, Emotions, Homecoming, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Reality, Tears, Tough, Weddings | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

“Where’d That Come From?”

The following was sent to me over the weekend from a fellow grieving dad.  I think the topic is very appropriate and one I think we can all relate to in some way.  I know I have had many of … Continue reading

Posted in Blindsided, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Flashbacks, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Tears, Tough | 14 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

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

“Newtown”

Newtown I have been watching the news coverage of the shootings in Newtown, CT on and off for the last two days.  The innocent lives taken from this community within minutes has been heartbreaking to watch, but yet I can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Grief, Newtown, Pain, Panic, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Robby Parker, Survival, Tears, Trauma | 15 Comments

“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

“Fly Over Salute” by Kelly Farley

      Fly Over Salute  I have been wanting to blog about this for a couple of weeks, but I have been busy trying to get the new book ready for print.  I decided I was going to take … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Happiness, Honored, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Signs from our children, Tears, To the Brink and Back, Uncategorized, Words of Encouragement | 5 Comments

“An Event Has Happened”

“An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to remain silent.” -Edmund Burke I recently came across this quote and found it very applicable to child loss.  I often refer to the death of a … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Tears, Triggers, Words of Encouragement | 25 Comments

“Giving Thanks”

Giving Thanks This was a tough posting for me to write.  Tough from the standpoint of wanting to write something that related to Thanksgiving but really not knowing where to start.  I don’t want people to think that I am … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Dear Friends, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Friend, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, Profound Life Experience, Tears, Thanksgiving, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments