The Christmas I'll Never Forget
by David C. Reyes
(Yucca Valley, California)
Will Luke receive his Christmas Horse?
Luke Dawson is a 12 year old boy with a Christmas wish…; to finally have a horse to call his very own. But with his brother battling a life-threatening illness, what the Dawson family really needs…, is a Christmas miracle. With all the ranch chores falling on Luke due to his brother’s illnesses, Luke feels that life is being unfair. To add to his discontent, his father is having him work for a local stable to help out the family over the Christmas holiday. As Luke begins his job with the horses, he soon forms a unique bond with a filly named Sundance. Sundance lost her mother from a case of colic, and now she’s lost her desire for life; filled with depression. It isn’t long before the bond between boy and horse is formed with a sense of understanding each other. This only adds to Luke’s desire to call Sundance his very own. Will Luke receives his Christmas horse? Or does God have an ultimate plan for his life…