As I said earlier, my name's Jesse, and I'm 11 years old. I live in Conyers, Georgia, with my family and our pet dog.
I am in many ways a typical boy, but due to an accident that happened three years ago, when I was eight, my face and neck are badly scarred.
I've had several reconstructive surgeries to try to improve my looks; however, I face more in the future, which is not fun to think about. People sometimes stare or make fun of me, and that always makes me feel uncomfortable.
One good thing, though, happened, and that was about one year ago. I'd gone to church with some friends, and it was there where I gave my heart to the Lord. He's the best Friend I have because even with my scars, He still loves me and sees me as "perfect". That makes me feel good, happy inside.
I sometimes get mad when people tease me, but poppa, he tells me they don't know any better; it is better to just ignore them or walk away. I've learned to do this, but it's not easy as I still hear their mean words. I also think of Jesus loving me, and that always makes me feel a lot better.
Now that I'm 11, going on 12, I manage to stay pretty busy. While I don't play sports like football, soccer, or baseball (or even basketball) (due to my only having one eye), I still can bowl, play badminton, or play on the computer. I also like to draw or write.
Well, I'm going to go now. I have chores to do. I will write in here again soon. Take care and so long!
~Your friend, Jesse, aged 11 1/2. :)