This is Debe. You may have met her. But probably not. She is pretty shy, so it's likely you don't know that she is the funniest human being alive. She texted me this picture two weeks ago Sunday after a day that kicked my ass right to the ground, and I could scarcely look at my phone. She included a really resonant quote as well, our first non-sarcastic text.
Behind the anonymity of black and all the tattoos is a woman who is all heart (and thankfully, all mouth too).
Today she is enduring the unconscionable agony of delivering the baby she lost scant hours after sending me this picture. Friend, I would give anything to do this for you, and even those words are woefully insufficient. You are incredible, you are loved, and we will laugh again.
I know you'd kick my ass if I said I loved you, so: I love you jerkface.