Can Auna find the faith and the courage to hold on to her dreams and to see them as God's guidance? The story of a girl's love for horses and her love for God; she struggles to hold onto God's promises for her life. This is an adventure in faith, hope and love. Auna's love for a horse drives her to face death. Her faith in God must see her through when her whole world collapses. Hope is all that those who love her have to fall back on when death seems imminent. Faith that God's will and timing is of utmost importance, hope that God will see them through the most difficult times and love, as God loves, for all those around them keeps them dependent on God's plan and timing. Lives are changed, love is resurrected and hope is renewed as God leads them through each day. Born in Dothan, Alabama, May 9, 1958, the daughter and forth child of James A. Carpenter, Jr. and Elmina Jane Haselton Carpenter, Lila Windus grew up with a love for animals, particularly horses. She gave her heart to Christ at the age of nine and was baptized in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Dale County Alabama. She acquired her horse and long time friend, Apache, November 2, 1974. She graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Married to Peter John Windus October 6, 1984, they have two children, daughters; Charlotte, the oldest and a photographer and Danielle, the youngest who is studying to be an animation artist and write Christian Manga books. She owns and operates Currahee Veterinary Clinic in Toccoa, Georgia; which she opened July 13, 1987. They are members of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Toccoa, Georgia.