Wednesday’s Child: Misty

SPOKANE, Wash. — Misty gets to spend time with Star on a regular basis at Mica Meadows Stables.

“He’s nice, strong, and sensible,” Misty said.

And whether he knows it or not, Star is an all-star for this 15-year-old.

“I just enjoy being with my horse because he’s some I can talk to, he may not respond but he’s there for me, he’s my resource, he’s someone I can cry to, somebody I can call for help,” she said.

Star is patient with Misty. He not only walk with her, but allows Misty to groom him. That could include braiding his mane and even giving him some extra decorations.

“I don’t think horses always like having paint on their coats,” Misty said.

Misty has strong creativity. She says she’s obsessed with anime, and also loves reading and writing.

“Drawing is one of my main strengths when it comes to my anxiety and stress. When I go out wherever I am, if I have my sketchbook with me I just sit and doodle,” she said.

Misty admits to being quirky and cool.

“I like stuff that’s weirder than what most other people like,” Misty said.

And she likes being with people who have weird tastes too and will accept that in her.

“I want something that they won’t judge me for being who I am,” she said.

Who she is is a special girl who’s growing up in foster care. She wants an adoptive family who believes in the bond.

“Someone who’s loyal, and basically someone who believes in Ohana, which means family and no one gets left behind,” Misty said.

Misty has felt left behind.

“I’ve just kind of given up on images. I don’t want somebody who will give up on me, I want somebody who will stay with me through thick and thin,” she said.

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