by McKenna Lowe

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When I first saw my grandfather lying in the hospital bed, I felt overwhelmed. It’s never easy to see someone in that condition. He wasn’t in any pain – in fact, he slept peacefully through most of our visit. He woke up before they rolled him out to be prepped for surgery, and made some pretty humble and hilarious jokes. He was so brave.

He reminded me of the unsettling reality that is an inevitable part of our human experience. It’s what reminds us to hold our loved ones closer, and appreciate every second of every day, every breath we are given to take.

Make It Count // M