Category Archives: Hope

“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

“Reflect on the Love”

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad.  I really like this posting because it is an example of someone that is showing signs of healing, but stills carries the pain of losing a child.  He is … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Healing, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son | 3 Comments

“Laying Low”

“Laying Low” I know it’s been awhile since I have posted something on my blog, but for some reason have been struggling with things to say.  To be honest, I am getting to the point where I feel like I … Continue reading

Posted in Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Healing, Honored, Hope, Inspiration, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, To the Brink and Back, Words of Encouragement | 16 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

“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

Posted in Bereaved, Christmas, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Peace, Words of Encouragement | 17 Comments

“Man’s Best Counselor” by Kelly Farley

“Man’s Best Counselor” My wife Christine and I were never “pet people”.  Yeah, we use to think puppies and kittens were cute, but the thought of having a pet live in our house never crossed our minds.  We were both … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, counselor, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Depression, Despair, dog, Friend, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Man's Best Friend, Pain, puppy, Shih Tzu, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 11 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

“Kitchen Table” by Kelly Farley

Kitchen Table The topic of this blog post has been on my mind for a while.  About 2-3 months ago my wife and I thought about remodeling the first floor of our house.  We researched different types of hardwood floors, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Compassion, Crying, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Debilitating, Emotions, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Living Simple, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, Survival, Tears, Tough, weeping | 15 Comments

“Too Much” by Kelly Farley

“Too Much” A few people close to me know that I have been struggling lately with some bullshit life stuff.  The kind of stuff where you ask yourself, “Why am I stressing out about something so stupid?”  I often will … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Farley-Kluger, Fear, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 23 Comments

“Release” by Kelly Farley

Release  “All sorrows can be borne if we put them in a story or tell a story about them” –  Isak Dinesen  This quote captures the essence of my new book.  It’s important to find a way to release the … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, anxiety, Bereaved, 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 Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Survival, To the Brink and Back, Truisms, Words of Encouragement | 17 Comments