Children Don’t Always Live
“Children Don’t Always Live” is a powerful and poignant essay by Jason Greene about the accidental death of his daughter. More than three years later he and his wife had a baby boy. Bringing children into this world is sufficiently terrifying, but this is amplified after the loss of one. Mr. Greene speaks eloquently about these fears and the hopes parents of a deceased toddler face.
Below is the opening paragraph of the essay. I urge you to read it completely on The New York Times webpage at this link: