"I know... I want to sleep, too. But we can't, Guttersnipe." Her voice broke. "We have to keep going, just a little... longer..." She sniffed. "A little longer, and our sorrows will end."
And she found she was no longer speaking of waking from physical sleep.
Softly, the words came to her lips- "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new."