Love Doesn’t Die When Your Child Dies

A dead child doesn’t make a Christmas list. She doesn’t want French toast on Saturday morning or beg for one more goodnight hug. There is nothing to be done for her — even if her laundry needs washing, even if her homework is unfinished, even if the soft chenille socks you ordered to keep her swollen feet warm have finally arrived. Those socks will sit, untouched, in her dark room. They will sit there forever, if you let…

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