Every parent has a sacred duty to their children. Our duty is to nurture, protect and prepare our children to successfully navigate the real world.
Sometimes, protecting our offspring comes with a price. A small baby, helpless, crying in his mother's arms as she lay dying. A mother, sheltering her child against a vicious attack, protecting him with her last breath. In my mind, her last words, for nobody but her son, were "I love you, baby."
Requiscat in Pace, ma'am.