My daughter’s absence was like a wound, raw and weeping. Everything we did together reminded us of who we had lost.
Jacqueline Dooley is a freelance writer located in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley. Her essays on parenting and grief have appeared in the Washington Pos... t, Longreads, Pulse, Folks, Modern Loss, and elsewhere. She writes about grief on Medium where she has been featured in GEN and Human Parts.