Category Archives: Emotions

“Raw” by Kelly Farley

“Raw” I am very fortunate that it has been awhile (9+ years) since I felt the rawness of just losing a child.  However, I remember the moment of being told “the news” very vividly. It doesn’t take much for me to be … Continue reading

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“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

“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

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“Ignorance is Bliss” by Kelly Farley

Ignorance is Bliss When using the word “ignorant” to describe someone it is generally not meant to be a compliment. We all know that this word means that the person is “lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular”. … Continue reading

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“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

“Where’d That Come From?”

The following was sent to me over the weekend from a fellow grieving dad.  I think the topic is very appropriate and one I think we can all relate to in some way.  I know I have had many of … Continue reading

Posted in Blindsided, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Flashbacks, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Tears, Tough | 14 Comments

“Slump” by Kelly Farley

Slump Call it winter blues, a sump, depression or whatever else describes feeling like I’ve been feeling.  The last couple of months have been a struggle for me.  I know deep down it is all part of the “new me” … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Happiness, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Peace, Perspective | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

“Blind Sided”

Blind Sided I had a very strange and familiar thing happen to me today at work.  I was in my office discussing work stuff with a co-worker/friend when I mentioned that I was going to be working from home in … Continue reading

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“Feel the Emotions” by Kelly Farley

Feel the Emotion I know this is a few days late for a Thanksgiving posting, but I think it applies regardless of the holiday or not.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and over the last several years I … Continue reading

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“My Daddy’s Grief”

The following is a poem that was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad.  Great poem.  Can any of you relate? MY DADDY’S GRIEF If you ask my Dad how he feels? He’ll probably be as quiet as the … Continue reading

Posted in Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Poem, Tears | 22 Comments