Today marks a very sad event in our family...29 years ago our family lost my 11-year-old cousin Sunshine. In her memory, I am reposting this post from a couple of years ago. No matter how many years pass, the pain is fresh for her family every single year....
Baby Sunshine (pictured with her family her first Christmas) was born in 1975, just a few weeks following my high school graduation, the younger daughter of my cousin Kennetha. I'm not sure what day was her birthday, but I remember hearing about her birth at a local summer fair and even though I'd heard others wonder aloud why Kennetha would choose such an unusual name, secretly I loved it.
As it turned out, Sunshine's light would only grace this earth for just a few short years. When she was a little girl of barely eleven years old, Sunshine went to Heaven, the victim of a brutal murder.