Category Archives: Compassion

“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

“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

“Anniversaries”

    “Anniversaries” This past Saturday, November 12th, marked the 7year anniversary of losing my sweet daughter Katie.  Not sure what happened to the last 7 years, but they’ve managed to slip away.  I know many of you that follow … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Survival, Time, Words of Encouragement | 18 Comments

“Long Drive”

Long Drive I recently interviewed a grieving dad, Don, and we were discussing how we would often cry on our way to work in the morning.  I drove to work, but he took public transportation.  He said he would sit … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Despair, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Tears, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 16 Comments

“Reach One Another”

Reach One Another “No one feels another’s grief; no one understands another’s joy.  People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.”  – Franz Schubert I know I speak for myself when I say, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Compassion, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 11 Comments

“Rub Some Dirt On It”

Rub Some Dirt On It We have all been taught things early in our life that were wrong.  Not the 2 + 2 = 4 kind of stuff.  I mean life stuff, the kind of stuff that shapes your approach … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Murder, Pain, Stillbirth, Survival, Tears, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 7 Comments

“Two Urns”

Two Urns Most people can’t fathom the thought of losing one child, let alone losing two.  I have two urns that sit on my dresser at our home.  The first one is for my sweet little girl Katie.  It is … Continue reading

Posted in 9/11, Anger, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Dear Friends, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Friend, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 18 Comments

“Death No Longer is the Master”

Death No Longer is the Master There is great comfort in losing my fear of death.  That is one of the blessings that many parents experience after the rawness of their grief ebbs.  It is an empowering and freeing experience: … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Peace, Scary, Survival, Truisms, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

Recent Interview

I was recently interviewed on the Open to Hope Radio Program.  Click the link below to listen to the interview.  It’s about my experience through the death of my children, the Grieving Dads Project and the FMLA modification efforts. About 20 … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, Profound Life Experience, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“An Unfortunate Honor”

An Unfortunate Honor By Jim Santucci It has now been 150 weeks since Jillian left this world. Much has transpired since that time. I have gotten myself involved in many great non-profit groups focusing on the care of children and … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Friend, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Words of Encouragement | 9 Comments