Category Archives: weeping

“Blind Sided”

Blind Sided I had a very strange and familiar thing happen to me today at work.  I was in my office discussing work stuff with a co-worker/friend when I mentioned that I was going to be working from home in … Continue reading

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“Man’s Best Counselor” by Kelly Farley

“Man’s Best Counselor” My wife Christine and I were never “pet people”.  Yeah, we use to think puppies and kittens were cute, but the thought of having a pet live in our house never crossed our minds.  We were both … Continue reading

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“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

“Powerful”

The following is a link to a video on YouTube of comedian Anthony Griffith doing a “story telling” session called “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  The story is his and its about what … Continue reading

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“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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“Giving Thanks”

Giving Thanks This was a tough posting for me to write.  Tough from the standpoint of wanting to write something that related to Thanksgiving but really not knowing where to start.  I don’t want people to think that I am … Continue reading

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“Haunting”

It’s been a while since I posted on this series, but this post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Emotions, Flashbacks, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Haunting, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, PTSD, Stillbirth, Survival, Tears, Trauma, weeping | 5 Comments

“Long Drive”

Long Drive I recently interviewed a grieving dad, Don, and we were discussing how we would often cry on our way to work in the morning.  I drove to work, but he took public transportation.  He said he would sit … Continue reading

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“Rub Some Dirt On It”

Rub Some Dirt On It We have all been taught things early in our life that were wrong.  Not the 2 + 2 = 4 kind of stuff.  I mean life stuff, the kind of stuff that shapes your approach … Continue reading

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Recent Interview

I was recently interviewed on the Open to Hope Radio Program.  Click the link below to listen to the interview.  It’s about my experience through the death of my children, the Grieving Dads Project and the FMLA modification efforts. About 20 … Continue reading

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