Category Archives: Devastation

“When to Say Goodbye”

This one is a tough one because it hits very close to home for me.  My wife and I also had to say goodbye to both of our children.  There is always the “what if’s” or the questioning that goes … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a son, Despair, Devastation, Tough | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

“Permission to Go”

The following was sent to me from a fellow grieving dad, Michael M. and it hits on several points that I connect with.  The biggest one is the difficult discussion/decision of letting your child go.  Many of us have had to … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Cancer, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Devastation, Faith, Grieving Dads, Loss of a Son | 9 Comments

“Kept it All to Myself”

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad to let me know how he was treated at is place of employment after the death of his children.  I can’t tell you how much this pisses me off … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Bullying, Bereaved Parents, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Despair, Devastation, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grief, Grieving Dads, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Parental Bereavement Act of 2013, s.226 | 8 Comments

“Reach Out” by Kelly Farley

One of the things I learned from the pain I went through, was the power of reaching out to others that have also buried a child.  Although it was impossible to do this in the beginning of my journey, there … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Courage, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Survival, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

“21 Gun Salute” by Kelly Farley

21 Gun Salute I was recently out walking my yard with a landscape contractor when I spotted a baby rabbit hiding out in my ground cover.  He stayed still long enough for me to approach him and snap the above … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Despair, Devastation, Dreams, Grief, Grieving Dads, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Signs from our children, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“I Can’t Breathe” by Kelly Farley

“I Can’t Breathe” I have my blog set up to send me an email every time a new comment is posted.  I do this so I can make sure there are not inappropriate or hurtful things being posted.  A couple … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Haunting, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Panic, Scary, Survival, Trauma | 9 Comments

“Be Positive”

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad and thought it would be a good thing to share here.  Sound familiar? “Be Positive” I have been told that in the face of adversity you must be positive. … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Pain, Survival | 5 Comments

“Reflection” by Kelly Farley

Reflection It’s that time of year where many of us do some personal reflection.  Many people like to spend time looking over the last year, in this case it’s 2012.  Looking back over how your life has changed or has … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Mental Health, Pain, Perspective, Survival, Tears, Time, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 27 Comments

“Newtown”

Newtown I have been watching the news coverage of the shootings in Newtown, CT on and off for the last two days.  The innocent lives taken from this community within minutes has been heartbreaking to watch, but yet I can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Grief, Newtown, Pain, Panic, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Robby Parker, Survival, Tears, Trauma | 15 Comments

“The Unsociable One”

The following was sent to me from a fellow grieving dad Kevin Black.  I can relate with many of the same issues Kevin talks about in this posting. The Unsociable One  My son, Mason, was born in December 2000 with … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a Child, Death of a son, Devastation, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Pain | 14 Comments