The beginning of the end
I'm devastated. Simply distraught and devastated and trying to get my bearings in this all, because it's always a surprise. Even when it's not entirely a surprise at all.
Thalia, seeing me sobbing on the phone raced over and said, you're the best mommy I ever had, her stock line for making me smile. She has a knack for that.
Just like her great-grandmother.
Momsie, wherever your spirit is right now, I hope it's dancing.
And I hope that this ends quickly and quietly without much fuss. It's not like you to let us make too much of a fuss over you.