Category Archives: Survival

“Pissed off at God” by Kelly Farley

 “Pissed off at God” by Kelly Farley This post is for the faith based grieving dads with faith based beliefs. I have for the most part over the last 4 years stayed clear of postings that revolve around faith. I … Continue reading

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“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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“Brokenness” by Kelly Farley

“Brokenness” After a long winter here in Chicago I found myself trying to get motivated to “do something” but couldn’t seem to find the energy or desire. The bitter cold and constant gray put me on an emotional roller coaster … Continue reading

Posted in Brokenness, Death of a Child, Inspiration, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Survival | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

“Feel the Emotions” by Kelly Farley

Feel the Emotion I know this is a few days late for a Thanksgiving posting, but I think it applies regardless of the holiday or not.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and over the last several years I … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Compassion, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Healing, Honored, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Survival, Thanksgiving, Words of Encouragement | 3 Comments

“Reach Out” by Kelly Farley

One of the things I learned from the pain I went through, was the power of reaching out to others that have also buried a child.  Although it was impossible to do this in the beginning of my journey, there … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Courage, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Survival, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 6 Comments

“Landing On Solid Ground”

I have had this blog for almost 4 years and during that time I have never written on the subject of faith as it pertains to our healing.  I did this because I wanted everyone who visited this blog to … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Brotherhood, Compassion, counselor, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Faith, Grief, Grieving Dads, Healing, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Peace, Survival | 3 Comments

“21 Gun Salute” by Kelly Farley

21 Gun Salute I was recently out walking my yard with a landscape contractor when I spotted a baby rabbit hiding out in my ground cover.  He stayed still long enough for me to approach him and snap the above … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Despair, Devastation, Dreams, Grief, Grieving Dads, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Signs from our children, Survival, Words of Encouragement | 4 Comments

“I Can’t Breathe” by Kelly Farley

“I Can’t Breathe” I have my blog set up to send me an email every time a new comment is posted.  I do this so I can make sure there are not inappropriate or hurtful things being posted.  A couple … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Haunting, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Panic, Scary, Survival, Trauma | 9 Comments

“Be Positive”

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad and thought it would be a good thing to share here.  Sound familiar? “Be Positive” I have been told that in the face of adversity you must be positive. … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Pain, Survival | 5 Comments

“Reflection” by Kelly Farley

Reflection It’s that time of year where many of us do some personal reflection.  Many people like to spend time looking over the last year, in this case it’s 2012.  Looking back over how your life has changed or has … Continue reading

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