I don't think we ever say goodbye and I don't think our relationships end with death, especially with parents. I genuinely feel like my understanding and love for my father grew post-death. I'm sorry for your loss and I thank you for sharing your story with MW readers.

ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE

Writing on female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at Green Parent magazine & Parenting Top Writer. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.