a text from my friend, during a particularly bad thunderstorm and power outage:
'so your sweet family is here, dinner and a movie. the power went out because of the storms we're having. m1 says to me, i'm glad we're here but i would be more comforted if my mom was here because she makes everything ok. and she would make this fun, she makes everything fun, so we danced in the dark to make it more fun like you would have. god i love these girls, b, and they love you so. you're doing a fucking amazing job momma.' and this made me cry.