I can still remember the day Joe and his wife delivered the horse and actually helped to set it in place.
A few short years later Joe died unexpectedly. Those of us who knew him were shocked and saddened.
|Bronze by Joe Halko|
Christmas Eve came. I waited for the deer to arrive. It seemed so important to have them bed down near the tree on that night – two deer by the lights of the tree and the horse standing nearby. I waited and waited, but they never came – not that night or ever again.
At first I was disappointed. Until I realized what had happened. In that moment I knew where the deer were. I knew they had someplace else, somewhere far more important, to be that night.