It was cold outside, but she knew the cabin would be warm and toasty when she got there. Everything was covered with a white blanket of snow. Off in the distance, she could see the smoke from the chimney. Good, she thought. The others had kept the fire going and she had found enough dry wood to keep them warm through tomorrow. She looked back at the makeshift sled and smiled to herself. It had been two years, but they were a strong family and they were thriving. Each child’s strength offset another’s weakness. She knew God had kept them alive and together for a reason. Then sadness crept over her. If only they could find Amanda. When spring came, she would figure out a way to look for her friend without being discovered. Deep in her heart, Abby Ann knew Amanda was alive.