Category Archives: Peace

“Death No Longer is the Master”

Death No Longer is the Master There is great comfort in losing my fear of death.  That is one of the blessings that many parents experience after the rawness of their grief ebbs.  It is an empowering and freeing experience: … Continue reading

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“Telling Your Sorrow”

Telling Ones sorrow often brings comfort – Pierre Corneille (circa 1640) Telling ones sorrow seems to be such a simple concept but one we all struggle with. It’s not easy to go to the pain and relive our experiences. It … Continue reading

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“96 Photographs”

The following was sent to me by fellow grieving dad and friend Steven Stuart.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  I can relate with all of these points on some level.  I think what we have … 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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“Give Yourself Permission” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project.  Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject. Grieving is a time to give … Continue reading

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“Me Rambling”

I am not sure if it’s the cloudy, rainy and cool spring here in the upper Midwest or something else that’s causing the rut I have been in for the last 2-3 weeks.  Either way, I hate this feeling.  This … Continue reading

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“Fingerprints”

The following is a poem that was given to me by the author, Tom Krause. Although he is not a grieving father himself, he captured a lot of what I felt after the death of my two babies. I can … Continue reading

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“Find A Remedy”

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.                                                                            – Turkish Proverb I think there is wisdom, truth and power in this proverb.  It sounds so simple.  Do you really have two chooses?  1.  You can conceal their … Continue reading

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“The Mourner’s Bill of Rights”

The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some people. … Continue reading

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“You Are Not Alone”

One of my main reasons for starting this blog and the Grieving Dads Project was to let other dads know they are not alone in the pain they feel, the thoughts (good and bad) that enter their mind, physical symptoms … Continue reading

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