Sometimes, some things are not in our control. However much we may try to achieve them, they remain out of our hands. They just seem to be physically impossible. When you are told about someone’s sudden death, it comes off as a shock and is hard to digest but you come to terms with it as the person has already passed away. However, there are times when a loved one is aged or suffering from an incurable disease. Times like these are when you feel helpless. The person is in front of you one day and gone forever another day. How do you brace yourself for this? My maternal grandfather is in his 80s and the doctors have implied that there are very few chances of him surviving by telling the family to be prepared for all sorts of news. It’s easier to tell someone to be prepared but it’s another thing for one to be prepared for such news. For the doctor, my nana might just be another patient but for me there is no one like him. I can’t prepare myself to be told that he’s gone forever. All I can do is to point my hands up in the air and tell myself there is a God listening to me. Today, I have prayed God for a miracle, I have prayed for time to stop. I have prayed for my nana to live forever.