My earliest memories with my brother were playing "school" with him. I was the teacher and he was the student. Oh, along with that were the instances we pretended to be characters of the show Bioman with the other kids of our compound. He waa Blue 3 and I was Yellow 4. Fun times!
We do have our own fights and disagreements growing up, but as papa would always say "dalawa nalang nga kayo, kailangan magmahalan kayong dalawa", so as we matured, we have learned the value of sticking together and being each other's ally.
My brother is a big part of who I have become. Even if I'm the older one. I am learning a lot from him. He's loyal, trustworthy, responsible and has a good sense of humor. He is also one of the people who would remind me to love and take care of myself even if I am so stressed taking care of the kids.
My relationship with my shoti is one of the reasons why I wanted Ben to have a sibling. A sibling relates to you in a way that no one else can, from inside jokes, to your moods, to what it's like being raised by your parents, there are some things that only a brother and sister can fully understand. I pray that Ben and the twins would have a good relationship with each other just as I have with JP and Bry with his siblings.
Happy Birthday, Shoti! I wish you good health, happiness and most of all, prosperity (which I know you will share with your nephew and nieces, hehe!) Love you!