Category Archives: Dreams

“Lost and Found” by Kelly Farley

Lost and Found This past Saturday my daughter Katie would have been 11 years old. In six weeks my son would have been 10. These days used to be very difficult, but now I find myself proud to be their … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, anxiety, Death of a Child, Debilitating, dog, Dreams, Friends, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Kelly Farley, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Peace, Perspective, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

“Restless Soul” by Kelly Farley

Restless Soul I have always considered myself a restless soul. Always looking for something more exciting or interesting to immerse myself into. I love to experience new things and try to take life in on many levels. If I find … Continue reading

Posted in Broken Dreams, Dreams, Fear, Gardening, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Living Simple, Restless Soul, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

“Reality Check” by Kelly Farley

Reality Check It’s been over 10 years since I have been to a wedding. In fact, I have not been to a wedding since I lost my daughter Katie in 2004. However, for whatever reason, I have four of them … Continue reading

Posted in Broken Dreams, Dreams, Emotions, Homecoming, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Reality, Tears, Tough, Weddings | Tagged , , , , | 7 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

“No Easy Day”

No Easy Day As all grieving parents know, there are some days in this journey that are more difficult than other days.  Today is one of those days for me.  November 12th marks 8 years since we lost my beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Death of a baby, Death of a daughter, Devastation, Dreams, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Having a Bad Day, Hope, Infant Loss, Life Lessons, Loss of a Daughter, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 12 Comments

“Cleaning Out My Closet”

This past weekend I was putting some clean laundry away in my closet and I noticed a couple of the tee shirts I use for working out were starting to look worn out.  I had just recently bought a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Dreams, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, SIDS, Stillbirth, Time, Words of Encouragement | 12 Comments

“Cleaning Out My Closet”

This past weekend I was putting some clean laundry away in my closet and I noticed a couple of the tee shirts I use for working out were starting to look worn out.  I had just recently bought a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Dreams, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, SIDS, Stillbirth, Time, Words of Encouragement | 13 Comments

“Me Rambling”

I am not sure if it’s the cloudy, rainy and cool spring here in the upper Midwest or something else that’s causing the rut I have been in for the last 2-3 weeks.  Either way, I hate this feeling.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Dreams, Emotions, Fathers Day, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Pain, Peace, Profound Life Experience, Stillbirth, Survival, Tears, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 19 Comments

“What Are Your Triggers?”

“What Are Your Triggers?” I have to be honest; it’s been a while since anything has “triggered” an intense emotional response.  These responses are much fewer and farther between than in my early days of grief.  After the death of … Continue reading

Posted in Crying, Death of a Child, Dreams, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Reality, Survival, Tears, weeping | 8 Comments