Debbie is the consummate earth-mother. In fact, she has so many children that occasionally she covers everyone around her with mothering in the same way that a firefighter covers everything before him -- house, furnishings and people as well as fire -- with water. Like Kathy (Tura), her first and insuppressible instinct is one of self-sacrifice, especially in emergency situations. And there is no one for whom Debbie would more readily expose herself to danger or loss than our father.
So when Zava personally embarks on a desperate mission to save Norodom, it is not hard to imagine my sister galloping into the sunset toward Ik'tharion. Nor would it seem strange to find my sister dutifully nursing her infants in the depths of the Berelian dungeons, adapting her motherly instincts to even the most dire circumstances.