Category Archives: Happiness

“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

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“5-Year Plan”

5-Year Plan I am one who is always looking forward to the excitement of what’s next, instead of enjoying the moment.  Enjoying the moment is a hard thing for me to do.  It takes practice and intentional behavior. Because of this, … Continue reading

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“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

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“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

“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

“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

“Fly Over Salute” by Kelly Farley

      Fly Over Salute  I have been wanting to blog about this for a couple of weeks, but I have been busy trying to get the new book ready for print.  I decided I was going to take … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Happiness, Honored, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Signs from our children, Tears, To the Brink and Back, Uncategorized, Words of Encouragement | 5 Comments

“Slow Down” by Kelly Farley

“Slow Down” I work about 3 miles from where I live, which is unheard of here in the western suburbs of Chicago.  However, the route I take to work is the same route that many people take to catch the … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Epiphany, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Rat Race, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 10 Comments

“Giving Thanks”

Giving Thanks This was a tough posting for me to write.  Tough from the standpoint of wanting to write something that related to Thanksgiving but really not knowing where to start.  I don’t want people to think that I am … Continue reading

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“Anniversaries”

    “Anniversaries” This past Saturday, November 12th, marked the 7year anniversary of losing my sweet daughter Katie.  Not sure what happened to the last 7 years, but they’ve managed to slip away.  I know many of you that follow … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Survival, Time, Words of Encouragement | 18 Comments