It came over unexpectedly, sending her on whirlwind of emotions. Gritting her teeth, she tried to hold on to her tears. Not here, she told herself. Not like this.
She was blindsided. Back then, and now with this.
Take a deep breath and calm down, woman. She kept telling herself.
Unable to contain the tears welling up in her eyes, she finally let go. Letting everything wash over her, tears streaming down her cheeks.
Let this be the last one, she said.