Category Archives: Courage

“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

“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

“Telling Your Sorrow”

Telling Ones sorrow often brings comfort – Pierre Corneille (circa 1640) Telling ones sorrow seems to be such a simple concept but one we all struggle with. It’s not easy to go to the pain and relive our experiences. It … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Guilt, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Pain, Peace, Scary, Survival, Tears, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 23 Comments

“96 Photographs”

The following was sent to me by fellow grieving dad and friend Steven Stuart.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  I can relate with all of these points on some level.  I think what we have … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Peace, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

“Father’s Day Plans”

Father’s Day Plans Last Friday night I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at a local chapter of the Compassionate Friends. I conducted my “Father’s…..The Forgotten Parent” workshop in front of about thirty bereaved parents. Although I speak … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fathers Day, Grief, Healing, Holidays, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Words of Encouragement | 10 Comments