She asked me with tears streaming down her face why this had to happen to her and I had no answer.
She told me the story of how it had come to this and I listened.
She shared secret truths with me her own family didn't know and I kept them as my own secrets.
She held him and wept as he took his last breaths and I held her arm and wept with her.
She is strength and beauty and fear and calm and sadness and hope and I will never forget her.