Category Archives: Tough

“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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“No Easy Day”

No Easy Day As all grieving parents know, there are some days in this journey that are more difficult than other days.  Today is one of those days for me.  November 12th marks 8 years since we lost my beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Death of a baby, Death of a daughter, Devastation, Dreams, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Having a Bad Day, Hope, Infant Loss, Life Lessons, Loss of a Daughter, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 12 Comments

“Everybody Hurts”

The following was sent to me by a fellow grieving dad.  I thought it was a good topic to discuss since we often think we are the only ones feeling the pain of losing a child.  However, we often forget … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Depression, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Infant Loss, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Pain, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Stillbirth, Tough | 2 Comments

“Kitchen Table” by Kelly Farley

Kitchen Table The topic of this blog post has been on my mind for a while.  About 2-3 months ago my wife and I thought about remodeling the first floor of our house.  We researched different types of hardwood floors, … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Compassion, Crying, Death of a Child, Death of a son, Debilitating, Emotions, Grieving Dads Words, Healing, Hope, Living Simple, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, Survival, Tears, Tough, weeping | 15 Comments

“Too Much” by Kelly Farley

“Too Much” A few people close to me know that I have been struggling lately with some bullshit life stuff.  The kind of stuff where you ask yourself, “Why am I stressing out about something so stupid?”  I often will … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Emotions, Farley-Kluger, Fear, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Hope, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Living Simple, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, Panic, Profound Life Experience, Tough, Words of Encouragement | 23 Comments

“Given Permission” by Kelly Farley

  “Given Permission” Some differences in grieving may arise from gender.  It is important to recognize these gender issues.  For example, a man’s feeling of helplessness in the face of grief and sorrow can manifest itself in guilt or anger … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Despair, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Guilt, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Miscarriage, To the Brink and Back, Tough, Truisms | 2 Comments

“Author’s Preface”

It has been a very exciting and difficult 2.5 years trying to develop this book for grieving dads.  There were times I wasn’t sure it was going to happen and there were other times I thought I had taken on more … Continue reading

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“It’s Tough” by Kelly Farley

“It’s Tough” People come from many backgrounds and perspectives that we often do not understand.  I recently had an experience where one person’s perspective was different than mine.  It occurred at my office with a guy I don’t generally work … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Pain, Perspective, Profound Life Experience, Tough | 33 Comments