Category Archives: Fathers Day

“Father’s Day Plans – Revisited”

In keeping with the theme of the week I am sharing the following Father’s Day post from 2011.  I plan on doing several past Father’s Day posts this week as we approach “that day.”  Feel free to weigh in on all of them. … Continue reading

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“Happy Father’s Day? – Revisited”

I often like to go back and read some of my past posts, especially this time of year as we get closer to the dreaded Father’s Day.  I wrote the following Father’s Day post in 2010, about 5 months after … Continue reading

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“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

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Father’s Day – Wishing You a Peaceful Day

Well, here we are, another Fathers’s Day. A day that grieving dads dread. A day that makes us think about being a dad to a child (in my case two children) that has died. Everyday is a day that makes … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day Poem”

Dear Mr. Hallmark ….. One More Time (Sent to me by Grief Haven) Hello there Mr. Hallmark man, I wrote to you in May To ask that words of love be shared With my mom on Mother’s Day. Just as … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Initiative

Father’s Day Initiative Here is one of the first Op-Ed’s to run this week regarding the Parental Bereavement Act of 2013.  Thank you to fellow grieving dad, Kirk, for submitting this piece to his local paper in South Dakota.  Anyone else interested … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day – Conflict”

“Father’s Day – Conflict” Here we are, another event that is about to occur that triggers emotions in men that have lost a child (or have lost a dad for that matter), Father’s Day.  Since I have lost two children … Continue reading

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Recent Press for Grieving Dads

With the release of Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back last week, I have had requests to write for several different blogs over the last week.  I also had the opportunity to be interviewed by a couple of Chicago newspapers.  The following … Continue reading

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“Harvest”

Harvest I thought this would be a good story to share with all of you that follow this blog.  In June of 2010 I traveled from Chicago to Buffalo, NY to spend Father’s Day weekend with a group of 5 … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day” by Joe Dambach

Father’s Day Written by Joe Dambach (2011) “The parent child relationship never ends. A mother or father will always remain a parent regardless of the age of the child at the time of death or the reason the child is … Continue reading

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