Rainbird Denise Begay is my name. I am 10 years old.
I live with my family in Scott's Bluff, Arizona. I have a mother, a father, and a grandmother, who lives with us. That's it. No brothers and sisters: I'm an only child.
I don't mind it, but then again, I do: if I do something, then there's nobody else I can blame for my wrongdoing. LOL
We also have a dog, an Akita, that I named Spirit. She's an orange-y-red color, and she has big, brown eyes that don't miss a trick. She is 4 years old; I've had her since she was a little puppy.
I am in the third grade. I would have been in fifth, but I missed a lot of school last year: I had to help out when my dad (I call him "Father") got sick. I'm happy to say that Father is doing a lot better. He had heart surgery. He is back at work, but he's doing a job that's much less stressful, and he's a lot happier.
So are we. We were scared that we were going to lose Father. The Great Spirit heard our innermost prayers.
I have a lot of good friends at school, among them being Chrissa Tanawaka, Ruby Jane Red Bird, Tamara Bear Claw, and Gabriella Montoya. My teacher is Ms. Cabrillo; she is very nice, and she is very good at what she does. I just love her!
When I grow up, I want to be a fancy dancer like Mother and also my cousins. We go to powwows every summer and fall; we always have the best time. (We are Dine'.) I would also like to be a teacher like Ms. Cabrillo.
Well, I have to go. I am going to help Mother with cooking. We are having home-made meatloaf, fried potatoes, and spinach greens. I will write in here another day; until then, this is Rainbird saying may the Great Spirit bless you! So long for now!
~Rainbird Begay. :)