Hi!! My name's Sparkle. Sparkle Diamond. Sparkle Diamond Anderson. I am seven years old, and I live in Pocatello, Idaho, with my mommy, daddy, big brothers Calvin Phillip (C.P.) and Errol Harrison (they're eight and ten), and little sister, Tasha ReAundre'a (she's two). We also have a dog, a pit bull named "Killa", but he's more of a lamb: he's very gentle; he loves everybody. The worst he can do is lick 'em to death! LOL And he does, too!
I am disabled. I walk with crutches, leg braces. I was born with spina bifida that left me paralyzed, unable to move my legs. It's hard sometimes, especially if I have to go to the hospital for yet another surgery, but in between that, I am a very active, happy little girl who loves to do many things.
Some of my favorite things to do include riding my bike (yeah, I said bike; I have a special bike that I can pedal with my hands), dancing, drawing, writing stories or poems, reading, watching tv (I like the Christian channel best; love all that church music!!), and my favorite activity, SINGING!! I have a very pretty singing voice (or so people have told me); they say I sing like an angel!
I sing in the children's praise/worship team at church every Sunday, and it's a blast!! I love singing for my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!
When I get big, I'd love to be a gospel singer like Shirley Caeser, or perhaps Patty LaBelle. They are very good at what they do, and when they sing, people listen!! They are anointed; whenever I hear them sing, I get goosebumps on top of my goosebumps!! They're gooooooooooooood!!
I sometimes get sad that I can't get around as easily as my brothers, sister, or other kids, but I try not to let it bother me. God made me like this for a reason, and maybe He made me like this to help other kids who are disabled. I always try to be nice to other kids, and when I help them, it always makes me feel good.
My best friends are Gabbie Houston, ReeRee Gibbons, and Eboni Travers; my teacher is Ms. Dearborn. I am in the second grade at Pocatello Elementary, and I do very well in my school; my family is very proud of me. I am very proud of me, too; I want to do good, so I study, work really hard at my schoolwork.
Well, I gotta go; time for music, then lunch. Then recess. The best part of the day!! And then tomorrow and Sunday I can play, play, play!! WHEE!! Oh, I love being a little kid!!
Bye for now! I will write in here again!! See ya!!
~Love, your new friend, Sparkle Diamond Anderson, age 7.