Nothing and no one can fill a parent's place. A parent's death can be devastating, especially if the parent passed away early in life.
Patriarchy makes it difficult for women to take care of parents. This rule can have devastating consequences and this author realized.
This mother writes a beautiful letter to a young daughter, a girl who is a sensitive soul that the mother wants to protect from the vagaries of the world.
A heartfelt ode to her father by the author, the one person who stood by her and was her rock of confidence, when she had a daughter.
Having a daughter should not be something to be consoled about. And a girl child should not have a disadvantage in the 21st century.
"What use is a daughter? I need sons who can carry on my name, my business, my legacy. A daughter is only a waste of money."