Category Archives: Anger

“Just Got Back from Hell”

The following are lyrics from a song co-written by country music artist Gary Allan.  I am a fan of all music that speaks to me and this song does.  This song was on his album “Tough All Over” that was … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Courage, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Fear, Grief, Guilt, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Pain, Survival | 6 Comments

“Scary”

I recently sat down and generated a 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 with some … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Loss of a Child, Pain, Scary, Tears, weeping | 13 Comments

“The Mourner’s Bill of Rights”

The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Guilt, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Pain, Peace, Survival, Trauma, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 9 Comments

“You Are Not Alone”

One of my main reasons for starting this blog and the Grieving Dads Project was to let other dads know they are not alone in the pain they feel, the thoughts (good and bad) that enter their mind, physical symptoms … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Guilt, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Pain, Peace, Survival, Tears, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“Something Inside Died That Day”

I want to start this posting by saying thank you to Leon Harris for having the strength and courage to tell his story of child loss.  Everybody’s story is different and all stories are welcomed here on this blog.  His … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Anger, anxiety, Courage, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Trauma | 4 Comments

“Give Your Loved One’s Story A Voice” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project.  Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject. It is crucial to give your … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a Child, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Inspiration, Trivial, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

Grief – One Guy’s Experience

The following is an article sent to me by Brian Burton, a fellow grieving dad.  It’s his story and I want to thank him for sharing it with me and the visitors to this blog. Grief – One Guy’s Experience … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Love, Stillbirth, Tears | 5 Comments

We CAN Do This!

I have spent the last year speaking to 100’s of grieving dads regarding the impacts that the death of a child has on one’s life.  How the devastation changes everything from how you interact with people, your overall outlook on … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA, Grief, Healing, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Time, Trauma | 3 Comments

“Understand Your Limits” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project. 11.  Understanding Your Personal Limits is Essential.  We all have limits in everything we … Continue reading

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Live Like You Were Dying

Live Like You Were Dying The  other night Tim McGraw’s 2004 hit song, “Live Like You Were Dying” was playing on the radio.  The song tells the story of a man in his forties who learns that he is dying … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Bereaved, Bible, Compassion, Death of a Child, Emotions, Friend, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Love, Pain | 2 Comments