This is not a story about how happy you will be when you get something you really, really want (although of course, I was!). It is about the lasting significance of a gift, which also comes with sacrifice and work. (I was the oldest of seven kids, and my parents knew that a horse lives a long time and eats a lot.) It is about the impact on someone’s life when you help to make their dreams come true, inspiring that recipient to continue to believe in great possibilities. And finally, it is about the inevitability of change and how one might make tough decisions to do good, even at the cost of letting go.
Wishing you a life filled with wonderful adventures and dreams that come true!