Category Archives: Death of a baby

“Forgotten Footage” by Kelly Farley

Forgotten Footage It’s been almost 3 years since I recorded this video.  However, I never posted it on this blog.  It was recorded as a favor for a fellow grief survivor who had lost her husband.  She had written a book and wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Kelly Farley, Uncategorized, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

“‘Tis the Season – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I wrote the following blog post 4 years ago, but because of its popularity and the fact it still holds true today, I thought it would be good to share it with all of the new grieving dads that have … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Holidays, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Calloused” by Kelly Farley

Calloused I’ve wanted to write this article for a while because the topic has been on my mind, but to be honest; I’m also a little embarrassed to admit it. I’ve become calloused as a result of losing my kids … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-depressant, Bereaved, Bereaved Parents, Brokenness, Compassion, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Grieving Dads, Kelly Farley, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

“Dragonflies – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I recently received an email from a grieving mom telling me what her husband had been dealing with as a result of losing their infant child in March of this year (2015).  She went on to tell me that “she … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Dragonflies, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Pain, Signs from our children, Survival, Time, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

“Full Impact” by Kelly Farley

Full Impact I was recently at an event for the consulting engineering industry that I work in and ran into a couple of fellow colleagues. During the conversation, I asked one of them how a fellow co-worker and friend of … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Counseling, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Emotions, PTSD, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

“Father’s Day – 2015” by Kelly Farley

Father’s Day 2015 Well, as much as I don’t like to think about Father’s Day, it’s kind of hard to ignore it.  All of the advertisements are in full swing on social media, websites, tv, radio and everywhere else I … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved Parents, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Fathers Day, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Kelly Farley, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

“Dark Days” by Kelly Farley

Dark Days I was driving in to work today and thinking how far I have come since the early days of my grief. I started thinking about how something as simple as a good song gets me singing (not pretty, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, anxiety, Bereaved Parents, Counseling, counselor, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Survival, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

12 Days of Christmas for Bereaved Parents

I know I am a little late at starting these, but better late than not at all. This was sent to me by the Sacramento-South Placer County Chapter – Bereaved Parents of the USA.  This is all good advice in … Continue reading

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“Lurking” by Kelly Farley

Lurking I realize I have come a long way since the early days of grief when I would find myself on my hands and knees because the pain (emotional) was so intense I couldn’t function. When the anxiety got the … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Bereaved Parents, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads, Having a Bad Day, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

“Never Show Weakness” by Kelly Farley

“Never Show Weakness” Men are often times programmed from a young age to believe that “big boys don’t cry” and that they should never show weakness. Because of this, it is sometimes difficult for men to “release” the emotions that … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments