Thought Catalog

Children

Parenting Lessons From A Dying Child

mom holding baby feet

Even at the time, I was astounded at my ability to find the words to tell my daughter her baby brother was dying. It felt like the emotional equivalent of the mother who lifts an impossibly heavy object off the child trapped beneath.

You Were Born To Leave Me

hand holding purple flower

You will undoubtedly, not too long from now, have a family of your own. And down the line, when the time comes for me to leave, I need for you to decide not to be sad.