Perhaps that was one of the first things I learned when I was a little girl, every time my mother would have to work late a babysitter would come to our home to take care of my younger brother and I.
Before she would leave to work she would say “Remember you’re the big sister and you must always take care of Eduardito” I took that task to heart. My mom tells me that when my little brother would cry I would run into his room and tell our babysitter “what did you do to my hermanito?” I was a fierce 4 year old 🙂
As we got older me and my little brother (he will always be little in my eyes) had our ups and downs like any other siblings.
We went from fighting like we were part of the power rangers, to him ripping my barbies heads off, to running to each other for comfort during our parents divorce as well as telling each other our deepest secrets.
He became my best friend…
A friend that was given to me with out choosing, besides from receiving “love” from my parents…I learned the meaning of love through my brother. A different kind of love, something unbreakable.
The hardest part for me has been seeing my brother leave our home as a teenage boy and come back home as a man. It has been almost 2 years that my brother left to a different city and some times I feel desperate to be by his side when things aren’t going right for him, because to me he is before anything. I am still that 4 year old girl wanting to protect my little brother.
I want to dedicate todays blog to my little brother and to all that share this special bond with your sibling or siblings…
There are different kinds of loves but a sibling love is an unbreakable bond…
Jose Eduardo, You have been the greatest gift that life and my parents could have given me…I wouldn’t trade you for anything in this world…I <3 you!!
Happy Valentines day to all especially my friends that are like sisters/brothers (you know who you are)