Category Archives: Profound Life Experience

“Home Sick” by Kelly Farley

“Home Sick” All of us that have lost a child can agree that when you lose a child, everything in your life becomes impacted in some way.  After the death of my son Noah, and once I surrendered to the … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Home Sick, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Mental Health, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Scary, Trauma, Triggers | 12 Comments

“Fight It” by Kelly Farley

“Fight It” Often times throughout my life when I experienced something stressful or painful I would just put my head down and try to fight through it.  This approach had always worked for me.  In fact, I implemented this approach … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Profound Life Experience, Survival, Trauma, Words of Encouragement | 21 Comments

“Smothering”

“Smothering” This post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Flashbacks, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Profound Life Experience, PTSD, Trauma | 13 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

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Dear Friends, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Friend, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Happiness, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, Profound Life Experience, Tears, Thanksgiving, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

“Constant Mind F**K”

Constant Mind F**K A couple of weeks ago I interviewed fellow grieving dad, Bryan.  Bryan’s almost 3-year-old son Charlie had died about 7 months prior to complications with the flu.  I was interviewing Bryan for my upcoming Grieving Dads: To … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Guilt, Healing, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Panic, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Profound Life Experience, PTSD, Reality, Scary, Survival, Trauma | 13 Comments

“Reach One Another”

Reach One Another “No one feels another’s grief; no one understands another’s joy.  People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.”  – Franz Schubert I know I speak for myself when I say, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Compassion, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 11 Comments

“Two Urns”

Two Urns Most people can’t fathom the thought of losing one child, let alone losing two.  I have two urns that sit on my dresser at our home.  The first one is for my sweet little girl Katie.  It is … Continue reading

Posted in 9/11, Anger, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Dear Friends, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Friend, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 18 Comments

Recent Interview

I was recently interviewed on the Open to Hope Radio Program.  Click the link below to listen to the interview.  It’s about my experience through the death of my children, the Grieving Dads Project and the FMLA modification efforts. About 20 … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Parental Bereavement Leave Act of 2011, Profound Life Experience, weeping, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“An Unfortunate Honor”

An Unfortunate Honor By Jim Santucci It has now been 150 weeks since Jillian left this world. Much has transpired since that time. I have gotten myself involved in many great non-profit groups focusing on the care of children and … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Friend, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Words of Encouragement | 9 Comments

“Agonizing”

This post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate with … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Profound Life Experience, Trauma, weeping | 2 Comments