Category Archives: Words of Encouragement

“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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“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

“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

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Kelly Farley, Uncategorized, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

“‘Tis the Season – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I wrote the following blog post 4 years ago, but because of its popularity and the fact it still holds true today, I thought it would be good to share it with all of the new grieving dads that have … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Holidays, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Platitudes Are Bullshit”

Platitudes Are Bullshit One of the great things about starting Grieving Dads Project is the ability to help others through this nightmare.  I know my blog posts have become less and less over the years, but that’s because I feel … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Brokenness, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Devastation, Loss of a Child, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, PTSD, Survival, Trauma, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

“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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“Restless Soul” by Kelly Farley

Restless Soul I have always considered myself a restless soul. Always looking for something more exciting or interesting to immerse myself into. I love to experience new things and try to take life in on many levels. If I find … Continue reading

Posted in Broken Dreams, Dreams, Fear, Gardening, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Living Simple, Restless Soul, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

What to Say to a Bereaved Person

I often have people that sign up to receive notifications from the Grieving Dads blog.  Today I received a notification that “The Grief Geek” has started to follow me.  I spent some time on their blog and I found that many … Continue reading

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“Dark Days” by Kelly Farley

Dark Days I was driving in to work today and thinking how far I have come since the early days of my grief. I started thinking about how something as simple as a good song gets me singing (not pretty, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, anxiety, Bereaved Parents, Counseling, counselor, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Survival, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments