The 5th Grader’s heart beats fast. It’s her first day at Forest Ridge. She isn’t sure if she feels excitement or apprehension. Her friends stayed on Mercer Island for school. But she’s never been one to follow the herd. An only child, her Dad likes to say God ‘broke the mold’ when she was born. Laughing herself to tears with her new classmates during lunch, she looks at the faces around the table — Sarah from Medina, Megan from Issaquah, and Hina from Seattle. She smiles, certain of two things. First, she is excited (not scared). Second, she’s not an only child anymore. Suddenly, she has sisters.