A gentle essay, that still manages to be gut-wrenching. AC Shilton tells this story of two sickly lambs with compassion and beauty.

For a single day, though, I showed a disabled lamb the freedom of movement, one of the greatest joys of my former life as an endurance athlete. More importantly, in Sebastian’s last hours, my body offered up comfort, safety, and love—all the things this body has ever craved about motherhood.