Category Archives: Crying

“Author’s Preface”

It has been a very exciting and difficult 2.5 years trying to develop this book for grieving dads.  There were times I wasn’t sure it was going to happen and there were other times I thought I had taken on more … Continue reading

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“Home Sick” by Kelly Farley

“Home Sick” All of us that have lost a child can agree that when you lose a child, everything in your life becomes impacted in some way.  After the death of my son Noah, and once I surrendered to 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

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“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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“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

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“Constant Mind F**K”

Constant Mind F**K A couple of weeks ago I interviewed fellow grieving dad, Bryan.  Bryan’s almost 3-year-old son Charlie had died about 7 months prior to complications with the flu.  I was interviewing Bryan for my upcoming Grieving Dads: To … Continue reading

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“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

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“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

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“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

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