Category Archives: Holidays

“‘Tis the Season – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I wrote the following blog post 4 years ago, but because of its popularity and the fact it still holds true today, I thought it would be good to share it with all of the new grieving dads that have … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas for Bereaved Parents

I know I am a little late at starting these, but better late than not at all. This was sent to me by the Sacramento-South Placer County Chapter – Bereaved Parents of the USA.  This is all good advice in … Continue reading

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“Alone For The Holidays” by Kelly Farley

Alone For The Holidays As I write this, we are just under two weeks out from Christmas.  As much as I try to get excited about the holiday season, I often find it hard to get into the spirit of things.  … 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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“‘Tis The Season”

‘Tis the Season  It’s that time of year again, the time of year that bereaved parents struggle with all of the anxiety from the anticipation of what the Holidays will bring in the way of unwanted gifts, Holiday memories.  For … Continue reading

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“Happy Fathers Day”

I hope you can find a moment of peace today as you reflect on the child you have lost and the precious time you were able to spend with them.  Know you are not alone in your pain today.  If you have … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day Plans”

Father’s Day Plans Last Friday night I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at a local chapter of the Compassionate Friends. I conducted my “Father’s…..The Forgotten Parent” workshop in front of about thirty bereaved parents. Although I speak … Continue reading

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“Impacted by Memorial Day?”

I am not sure about the rest of the readers here on this blog, but I do not make the connection of Memorial Day and the death of my children. I was visiting my mom this past weekend and she … Continue reading

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Hope for the Holidays

“That was and still is the great disaster of my life – that lovely, lovely little boy…There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child.  Things never get back to the way they were before.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower (His 3 … Continue reading

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