Lying back in the soft hay,
I folded my hands behind my head,
closed my eyes, and let my mind wander…
I thought of the blackberry patches, and the huckleberry hills.
I thought of the prayer I had said
when I asked God to help me get two hound pups.
I knew He had surely helped,
for He had given me the heart, courage, and determination.
~Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows