Category Archives: Tough

“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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“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

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“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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“Happy Father’s Day? – Revisited”

I often like to go back and read some of my past posts, especially this time of year as we get closer to the dreaded Father’s Day.  I wrote the following Father’s Day post in 2010, about 5 months after … Continue reading

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“Fatal Silence” by Kelly Farley

Fatal Silence I recently came across an article called “Fatal Silence:  Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves?” published by BBC News Magazine.  I didn’t need to read much further to know exactly what this article was about, but … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Suicide, Tough, Trauma | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

“Ignorance is Bliss” by Kelly Farley

Ignorance is Bliss When using the word “ignorant” to describe someone it is generally not meant to be a compliment. We all know that this word means that the person is “lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular”. … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a Child, Debilitating, Depression, Emotions, Exhausting, Men's Grief, Tough | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

“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

Posted in Broken Dreams, Dreams, Emotions, Homecoming, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Reality, Tears, Tough, Weddings | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

“Where’d That Come From?”

The following was sent to me over the weekend from a fellow grieving dad.  I think the topic is very appropriate and one I think we can all relate to in some way.  I know I have had many of … Continue reading

Posted in Blindsided, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Flashbacks, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Tears, Tough | 14 Comments

“When to Say Goodbye”

This one is a tough one because it hits very close to home for me.  My wife and I also had to say goodbye to both of our children.  There is always the “what if’s” or the questioning that goes … Continue reading

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“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

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