What do I enjoy? I enjoy cooking because it is fun. Because wonder what I can make?
Who is important to me? Nobody is important to me because I haven’t been at home long enough for me to care.
What is important to me? Tablet is important to me because it helps me read. This will help me in life.
What I wish people would know about me? I like to bake sweets. I find it very calming. Also love to eat my creations.
Each part of my drawing has a different meaning. The bandana has a face on it. The face is Ms. Lucia (my MHC teacher) because all the skills she taught me are stuck in my head. The belt and necklace have crosses on them because that shows the hope I have in Jesus. The shirt has a sign that explains all the hope I have.
The faces on the pants are my mom and dad. They help me move along. The microphone is to show how much I like to sing. The hills are the troubles I have overcome. The mountains show how much I have grown. This is why I drew this picture the way it is.
I have three people who are very important to me. My mom and dad are very important to me. They love me for who I am. Ms. Lucia is also very important to me. She makes me laugh when I am sad. Without Ms. Lucia, I would not be where I am now. These people are important to me.
People ask me, “What is important to you?” Hope is important to me. I used to not have a lot of hope, but when my family came into my life, my hope grew. I have hope that I will go home and be a successful person. This is why hope is important to me.
I enjoy lots of things. I enjoy singing. I like to write songs. I also enjoy playing the guitar. This is what I enjoy because it makes me happy.
I wish people knew I know how to play the drums. I used to play for a church. I know how to play the song “Break Every Chain” on the drums. This is what I wish people knew about me.
There are many things that are important to me. My bed is the most important to me because I get to sleep some more. I don’t like when I don’t get sleep. I get grumpy really easily. My bed is a good bed to sleep in. I like when I get rest so I don’t get grumpy, and when I get grumpy, I start to yell.
I enjoy doing ASL (American Sign Language) because it is fun. I would like to sign to a deaf person one day so I can get to know them more often. One day I would like to work with people that are deaf. I think it would be fun to do ASL with other people.
My mom and stepdad are important to me because they help me out. They love me a lot.
I want people to understand that I am a preteen and not a baby. I would like other people to try to respect me as a preteen and not a baby.
I have a cousin who is important to me because she is the one I grew up with and she is the one I can trust the most. Another thing that is important to me is my shoe collection because they make my feet stand out. I also love to buy shoes. I think they finish my outfit.
What I wish people knew about me is that I can keep my word and stick to what I say. I want people to know that I try to be honest.
I enjoy playing football because it is my favorite sport. It is one of my favorite things to do. Another reason I enjoy football is because I am good at it. It is an exciting game to me.
There are multiple meanings to my picture. Praying represents hope that the rain will wash away the emotions. The rain drops are washing away the negative feelings, such as anger, fear, and sadness. The dog tags signify commitment. If you commit to something, you will succeed.
What I wish people knew about me is that I can play football. My dream is to be a professional football player. I also want to be a quarterback. People just laugh. They think I can’t do it, but I think I can do it. I want to make my family proud of me.
What is important to me is my phone because it keeps me calm. I can take selfies and go on the internet. My mom even thinks I am responsible to have a phone because I show her that I have the responsibility to have a phone. If I go on something I am not supposed to go on, she will take it away and I agree with that.
Who is important to me? My cousins, because they are always there for me. They’re only 8 and 7 but they are very smart, and now when someone hurts them or when something hurts them, they get back on their feet, just like me.
I enjoy to play outside with my two dogs and my pig. I like to throw the stick so my dogs can go get it. Sometimes my pig Mindy will go with them. I will put Mindy on my lap and swing. She loves when I do that. I like it when I pet them and they like it too. I like to be alone when I am mad. I also like to make friends. I always want food.
The reason why I have my phone in my hand is because my phone is important to me. I also have houses in the background to represent mine and my cousins’ houses. The blue house with black outlines is my cousins’ house. The maroon house is my house. The headphones are there because I like to listen to music.
There are a lot of people who are important to me, but the most important person is my mom. The reason is because she loves me unconditionally. Even when I do things wrong, she hugs me and says, “It’s OK. I could never stay mad at you.” Another reason is that she accepts me for who I am and she loves me because I am not perfect and she tells me to embrace it.
I have a lot of important things in my life, but school is very important to me. If I don’t go to school, I can’t get a good education. Then I can’t go to college, and if I don’t go to college, I can’t become a fashion designer. Another reason that school is important to me is because it has structure.
I enjoy quite a few things, but I love music. I love to sing in my room while listening to the radio. Music makes me happy. This makes me happy because you can express yourself through music. There are all types of music; music can go with any type of mood.
I wish people knew more about my neurological disease, called neurofibromatosis. This is a disease when tumors grow in your body. I have had six or seven surgeries. These tumors wrap around the nerves in your face. Mine have wrapped around the optic nerve. During this process, the nerves in my smile have slowly started to fade because the tumor was wrapped around the nerves of my smile. I have a small incision above my right eye. There is a medicine trying to be approved to shrink the tumors. So far, the people who were in the study have had great results.