Category Archives: Survival

“Emerge from Darkness” by Kelly Farley

“Emerge from Darkness” The loss of a child permeates every aspect of your life. Your world becomes turned upside down. Things you thought were important are no longer. Everything you thought was under your control isn’t. Although it doesn’t fully … Continue reading

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“Fend It Off” by Kelly Farley

“Fend It Off” I typically do not watch movies that are nominated for or win big awards like the Golden Globes and Academy of Motion Pictures (Oscar’s) because I find that my taste in movies and the people who make … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, anxiety, Brokenness, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grieving Dads, Guilt, Pain, Survival, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Guy Grief” by Kelly Farley

“Guy Grief” It is hard to believe, but my book Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back has been published since June of 2012. It’s been 5 years since this book has been published and I know it has helped … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Brokenness, Debilitating, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Guy Grief, Hope, Inspiration, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Peace, Profound Life Experience, Survival, Trauma, Uncategorized, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Only Us” by Kelly Farley

“Only Us” I have tried many times to explain the pain of losing a child to those that have not lost a child.  I’ve come to the conclusion that there are no words to describe it.  You have to experience … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved Parents, Brokenness, Brotherhood, Compassion, Courage, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Haunting, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Perspective, Survival, Tough, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

“Hell” by Kelly Farley

Over the next year, I plan on presenting various quotes from my book that I think are impactful and can help other grieving parents as well as people that have not lost a child understand the impact of this loss. Some of you … Continue reading

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“Someday”

The following is a letter I received from Rob, a grieving dad who lost his 28-year-old son Ryan a few months ago. His son Ryan had special needs and was a medically fragile young man his entire life. He and … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Broken Dreams, Brokenness, Courage, Crying, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Devastation, Emotions, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Survival, Tears | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Survival” by Kelly Farley

Survival I received an email over the weekend from a fellow grieving parent that wanted to know if I would consider doing a live 30-minute interview. I went to their website to learn more about them and while I was … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved Parents, Brokenness, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Death of parent, Despair, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Profound Life Experience, Survival | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

“Platitudes Are Bullshit”

Platitudes Are Bullshit One of the great things about starting Grieving Dads Project is the ability to help others through this nightmare.  I know my blog posts have become less and less over the years, but that’s because I feel … Continue reading

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“Dragonflies – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I recently received an email from a grieving mom telling me what her husband had been dealing with as a result of losing their infant child in March of this year (2015).  She went on to tell me that “she … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Dragonflies, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Pain, Signs from our children, Survival, Time, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

“Dark Days” by Kelly Farley

Dark Days I was driving in to work today and thinking how far I have come since the early days of my grief. I started thinking about how something as simple as a good song gets me singing (not pretty, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Anger, anxiety, Bereaved Parents, Counseling, counselor, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Survival, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments