I've been reading Art of Manliness for awhile now, and just recently signed up for the community. This is the first thing I've ever posted in the forum, but I figure this is as good a place as any to…Continue
"my goodness brother, my heart breaks for you and your wife. My first child, a daughter is two weeks old tomorrow, and I'm choked up to even imagine. Three years ago my best friend lost a son this exact way. I know I don't have his…"
"Wounds take time to heal, whether or the body or of the heart. If not cared for they can become septic and even more dangerous than the original wound. You and your wife have been dealt a very serious wound. Take time to…"
"I just wanted to take a moment to let all of you know that I have read all of the words, thoughts, advice and condolences you've shared with me over this post. I greatly appreciate each of you who took the time to read and to add your own…"
"Thank you, Tyler, for such a heartfelt and well stated posting. I felt very touched by how you related your experience, and I hope that you have been able to find something of what you need from this site. -- Jay"
"I do not believe I can compose any words better than those that were written before mine. You have been offered some good advice and thoughtful words. As I read your post I am truly saddened by your family’s loss…
I am sorry for you and…"
"Oh, Tyler....what a HORRIBLE, tragic thing to have to go through. I feel your pain and grief as I read your post. While I've never gone through the grief of losing a child (pre-born or otherwise), I do know about grief and loss,…"
"Tyler, I know something of what you and your wife are feeling. My wife and I lost a daughter who was stillborn in her 38th week, just like your son. As if it couldn't be any worse, she was delivered on my wife's birthday!
It had been a…"
"I am sorry for your loss.
I think everyone who has posted so far has had some good things to say. I've never been in your position, but my mother has. I'm the eldest of 3 boys, but I was going to have an older brother. He ended up being…"
"Well said, Larry. While I truly believe God has a plan, there are times like this when people don't want to be encouraged or told about His plan. They just want you to listen and offer comfort, not advice or cute anecdotes. People are…"
I've been working in a department store (Belk) inside of a mall for almost three years now. I've never had any security problems and I've always felt safe up until last Friday. I departed from school around 2:20 and I arrived at work at 2:40pm for my 3 o'clock shift. Belk employees have to park on the third floor of the parking deck which I've been doing. On this particular day, the deck was a bit fuller than usual due to the Easter weekend so I parked in the very back of the deck against the…See More
"I can't remember if I have mentioned this before, but there is a book that lays the groundwork for such a question and it was by an author called Barry Fells. He posited that there were many groups here in what we call the United States…"
"There has been no era that the following era did not think was oppressive. 100 years from now, they'll think we are all backwards asshats, too. How exactly, is hard to discern. But asshats in their eyes, we will be.
I was having a conversation with a woman today and I made a positive comparison to the style and composition of women in the Antebellum South. An African-American lady overheard me speaking and became extremely angry that I made a positive reference to a time when her ancestors were enslaved. I asked her if she thought the bubonic plague was the only thing going on before the European Renaissance, then I asked her if taxes would be the only reason an American would have stayed loyal to Britain…See More
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