Category Archives: Agonize

“What Others May Be Thinking”

This post was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad from the UK.  It’s an interesting post from the standpoint that I was able to connect “what others may be thinking” to my own experience.  For me personally, about … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Drug Overdose, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Heroin, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Overdose, Pain | 13 Comments

“Everybody Hurts”

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad.  I thought it was a good topic to discuss since we often think we are the only ones feeling the pain of losing a child.  However, we often forget … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Infant Loss, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Pain, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Stillbirth, Tough | 2 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

“Too Much” by Kelly Farley

“Too Much” A few people close to me know that I have been struggling lately with some bullshit life stuff.  The kind of stuff where you ask yourself, “Why am I stressing out about something so stupid?”  I often will … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Farley-Kluger, Fear, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 23 Comments

“Undetermined”

We all look for some sort of “closure” when it comes to comprehending the death of our child, but some of us never get it or struggle to find it.  My guest blogger this week is still trying to sort … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, Bereaved, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Haunting, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Murder, Trauma | 8 Comments

“Weird Inside” by Kelly Farley

“Weird Inside” I listen to a lot of music which includes all types of artists and genres. Quite often I connect with many of the lyrics in these songs. Sometimes it’s the whole song and other times it just a … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, anxiety, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Despair, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads, Haunting, Panic, Survival, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

“Release” by Kelly Farley

Release  “All sorrows can be borne if we put them in a story or tell a story about them” –  Isak Dinesen  This quote captures the essence of my new book.  It’s important to find a way to release the … Continue reading

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“Honored” by Kelly Farley

Honored Before the deaths of my children I was never the person to have a life mission of helping other people.  I never really thought about it, I guess you could say I was selfish from that standpoint.  If someone … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, anxiety, Bereaved, Brotherhood, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Honored, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Peace, Survival, To the Brink and Back, Words of Encouragement | 21 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

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“Smothering”

“Smothering” 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Flashbacks, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Profound Life Experience, PTSD, Trauma | 13 Comments