Category Archives: Reality

“Reality Check” by Kelly Farley

Reality Check It’s been over 10 years since I have been to a wedding. In fact, I have not been to a wedding since I lost my daughter Katie in 2004. However, for whatever reason, I have four of them … Continue reading

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“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

“Crying As I Write This”

“Crying as I Write This” My wife and I found out that she was pregnant on Mother’s day of 2010.  We were both very excited and very scared at the same time. The thought of a second child did what … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Guilt, Loss of a Son, Pain, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Reality, Scary, SIDS, Tears, Trauma | 9 Comments

“What Are Your Triggers?”

“What Are Your Triggers?” I have to be honest; it’s been a while since anything has “triggered” an intense emotional response.  These responses are much fewer and farther between than in my early days of grief.  After the death of … Continue reading

Posted in Crying, Death of a Child, Dreams, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Reality, Survival, Tears, weeping | 8 Comments