When Sunshine was about three years old, she brought me a pretty rock she found, in the shape of a heart. I thanked her and exclaimed about how neat that it was heart-shaped. After that, she made it her mission to find me more heart-shaped rocks. In elementary school, she would sometimes spend her recess inspecting the rocks on the ground and come home proudly displaying another heart for me. At age 15 1/2, she still sometimes brings me heart-shaped rocks.
I only wish that I had thought to date them! Some of them, you have to look at just the right angle to see the "heart"; those were the ones she brought to me when she was younger. Now, she's more critical and only brings home ones with distinct shape.
Sunshine is my firstborn, the one who caused me to grow up, the one who taught me to be a mother. The one I've made the most mistakes with. I guess it's true that "love covers a multitude of sins" because she doesn't seem to hold my mistakes against me!
She's turning out to be a pretty awesome girl, if I do say so myself. She is very bright, creative, and talented. I'm encouraging her to start her own blog to showcase her writing and art talents, but she does have an account on Deviant Art and has created her own website based on a graphic novel she is working on. She's a happy-go-lucky girl, hence nickname "Sunshine". You can't miss her in a crowd, with her bright orange fedora and crazy, mismatched outfits. If she ever gets into trouble, it's the mild, mischievous kind of trouble.
Favorite Colors: orange, yellow, red, white, and lime green
Favorite Food: pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple
Activities: drawing, reading, writing, plays trumpet in the band
Favorite Movie: The Invisible
Favorite Books: Pyewacket, the Warrior Cats series, Lord of the Rings
Favorite Flower: sunflower
She collects: vinyl records from the 60s & 70s, playing cards, weird shoes, weird hats, weird socks (esp toe socks), weird gloves with the fingers cut out