Category Archives: Smile

“Messed Up Inside” by Kelly Farley

Messed Up Inside I was recently having a conversation with a guy that was buying an old ’66 Chevy truck from me and he had asked me if I had any children. There was a time I hated when people … Continue reading

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“Out to Lunch” by Kelly Farley

Out to Lunch Last week I had an interesting experience when I took a lunch break from work and decided to go out instead of going home to eat lunch. Little did I know that I would get more than … Continue reading

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“Strength to Endure” by Kelly Farley

It’s that time of year again, the time of year when I have to relive the anniversary of the death of my beautiful daughter Katie.  She was born and she died on the very same day, November 12, 2004.  It’s … Continue reading

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“Allow Happiness” – Just for Today

“Just for Today” for Bereaved Parents – (Section Nine) Just for today I will allow myself to be happy, for I know that I am not deserting my child by living on. This is a tough one.  I know many … Continue reading

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My Friend Time

My Friend Time by Jim Santucci This weekend marks the 104th week since my daughter Jillian left this world.  As I calculated in my journal, over 1 million minutes of time have elapsed.  But it still seems like it was just … Continue reading

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“Smile A Little” – Just for Today

I received the following from a fellow grieving dad and friend that I met through this project.  I will be posting a separate section of the poem Just for Today  to ponder every couple of days.  The poem was written for … Continue reading

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