My name is Sunshine Lee Sandusky. I am twelve years old; I'll be thirteen years old in a few weeks, just after the Fourth of July. I will be in the seventh grade come fall; I can't wait!
I was adopted by my family when I was really small, something like around age one or so. They're the only family I've really ever known. I am the twin sister to Andre' Joseph, and we both have an older sister, Starlight Melody, who is now nineteen. We were all born in Vietnam.
I am tall for my age: I may be nearly thirteen; yet I could easily pass for sixteen or seventeen. I'm taller than my mom, but not as tall as daddy: daddy is well over 6 1/2' tall!! He's nearly 7' tall! He's huge!!
I am healthy; however, my older sister and my twin brother are not. Andre' was born with spina bifida (he used to walk on crutches; he now uses a wheelchair to get around), and my sister Star has diabetes; she's had it since she was six. She has to take shots twice a day and keep an eye on her blood sugar levels plus watch what she eats or else she could get very sick (or end up in the hospital).
I am a typical girl: I love to talk on the phone, watch television (I love the old shows that were on in the eighties or earlier; my favorites are "Emergency!", "Mulligan's Stew", "Three's Company", "Star Search", "Alice", and "Mork And Mindy"; I also love "Happy Days"), dance, play mandolin in my family's Cajun/country/bluegrass/gospel band, travel, and buy cool looking clothes. I also love hanging out with my friends and playing baseball or basketball, as well as swim.
People say I am very quiet. Maybe I am, but that's okay. That's just me. Now, if you were to see me with my friends or with my family, then you'd think I was a real chatterbox; I talk all the time! LOL Sometimes people say I have a big mouth! LOL
When I grow up I want to be either a teacher to kids with special needs or work at a zoo, help the animals that are injured or sick. Or maybe even an actress or singer. :) (I have a lot of dreams!)
Well, I am sorry this isn't much of a first entry; I'm new at this journaling thing. I do hope you understand. I will write in here again soon; until later, this is Sunshine Lee Sandusky signing off! Bye!!
~Love, your friend in Tennessee, Sunshine Lee, age 12 3/4 years. :)
P.S.: I put a piccy of the cast of "Mulligan's Stew" on my entry; I think that this kind of resembles our family. And get this: the littlest kid in the picture shares my name: her name is Sunshine Lee, too! (She's all grown up now; they all are.) Isn't that cool?? I think so!