Somewhere Over the Rainbow


  • Wow -- Libby -- beautiful post. You are so right ... fathers do grieve as well, but it's not as outwardly obvious.

    Thank you for sharing.


  • Thank you Libby for writing this. I was thinking about all of the angel dads and how hard Father's Day can be as well. They do grieve and walk such a tight rope of emotions as they try to stay strong for us.



  • I've said it before about your blog posts, Libby, and I'll say it again now: Your ability to find meaning a detail and explain that meaning to others is truly remarkable. I know a lot of writers and have spent many years evaluating writing and you have a talent. Thank you for using it to help other make a little more sense of an experience that makes no sense at all, and I thank Marco for bringing you to us. Love you.


  • This is such a beautiful, moving post, Libby.  I love that you know your husband so well, that you accept that his grief is different from your but just as painful, just as real, just as deep.  

    He's lucky to have you and I have a feeling you're lucky to have him too.

    So much love coming your way,


  • This touched my heart !  VERY well written; you should consider publishing it.

  • Libby,

    I am in tears reading this.  Beautifully written, but so very sad anyone has to be in those shoes.  I had a hard time accepting that Jamie was hurt just as much as I was by Ryan's premature birth and the almost loss of his wife.  Just because he doesn't express those words and emotions, doesn't mean they are not there.  We often forget the emotional toll it takes on the daddies.  Big hugs and thank you for sharing.

    Love and Hugs,


  • This past Father's Day was our first and although my husband and I rarely talk about Maddox anymore, I know he is still grieving too.  Thank you for writing was beautiful.

  • Such beautiful and accurate words. As grieving Mother's it is often very difficult for us to understand our partners grieving, especially when it looks nothing like our own. Its hard to remember even after all of this time that they still grieve too. Thanks for the gentle reminder.