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 “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 allow the grieving dads that respond to my post to include faith in their...

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The heart holds a great capacity for love. It does not love just one at a time and becomes full. It never fills up, no matter how much love grows there. The loss of a child, for a step-parent is just as deep as it is for a natural parent. We don't realize this and are not deliberately cruel in it either. The wrong thought is to think that because they are not blood, they could not possibly...

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I really don’t contemplate the reasons or meaning of life much anymore. I think it would drive me crazy and with all that has happened, crazy is not too far away. I’m sure we all feel that way, that we have gone off our rockers with all the changes that happened so suddenly when our loved one passed. We are not crazy, just different. The urge to keep asking why we are here becomes stronger...

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Hope is Here

He is stronger than the struggle
Greater than the pain
Faithful through the loss...
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The email message on my computer screen was from a couple who were members of my church. It asked recipients to get involved in random acts of kindness as memorials to their deceased daughter. Their daughter died of cancer a year ago and I was touched by the thoughtfulness behind message. “I will be glad to remember her with a random act of kindness,” I replied.

What would my random of...

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I imagine before my son died 4 years ago I would have watched the promos for the new ABC television series RESURRECTION and I would have been excited to see a show that obviously explores a scenario loaded with the potential for tremendous dramatic exploration. But being on the opposite side of losing a child, the advertisements have done nothing but filled me with unease and anguish.

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A bad dream...

I count the weeks, days, the hours, the seconds since you left. 

I wait for signs that you are near.
For whispers in my ear,
For pictures on my screen. 
A light to flicker, 
The alarm to scream.

I kiss...

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Messages and Guidance through Signs from Loved Ones

  

We're thinking of you deeply as we recognise your pain

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