A twelve year old foster child finds comfort and restoration with her association with a horse.
Why did her mother have to send her anything? Didn't her mother know that she was trying to forget the past? If she looked at the card it would open up her heart to more hurt, and more lies from her mother. Lena stared at her birthday card but did not open it.
She quickly put the envelope in her bottom dresser drawer. She relly wanted to throw it away but something kept her from putting it in the wastebasket. The botom dresser drawer had a collection of letters that Lena had receives over the past two years. If her mother had written sooner when she first went to jail it would have been different.