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From a Sister's Heart
From a Sister's Heart

An African proverb says; "It takes two parents to produce a child, but it takes a whole village to raise the child." A significant person in my life is my big brother. My brother has helped me to become more mature for my age, by helping me to see the world in a different (positive) way. This is due to his condition. Another way that my brother has helped me to grow as a human being is when I just out of nowhere start crying, he tells me "I'm here for you" or "Be happy." To add on to that, I see my brother like a positive light. I sometimes think my brother has interpersonal intelligence. My reason for that is because every time he notices that someone is sad, he tells that person many positive messages. I barely see my brother sad or angry. If I do, it is very rare that he would be. When I look at my brother and I am feeling sad or angry, I think, if my brother who has Down syndrome is very tough, then why can't I be like him? My big brother gives me strength and faith. In conclusion, I love my brother very much. He is a person that I think everyone should look up to. I personally think that my brother was brought to life by God on October 26, 1988, to bring a message of love, faith, and peace to this world.

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Marianne Marts, United States, AZ
8/6/2013 2:17:47 PM
I love a good sib story! In many ways we are the unsung heros!

Gladys Zerquera, United States, FL
12/13/2012 11:38:55 PM
This beautiful story has touched my heart deeply! You three are a constant inspiration to everyone...touching our hearts with love, joy and inner happiness! God bless you three always. I love you!!!!

Jasmine Santiago-Vega, United States, FL
12/10/2012 8:21:41 PM
I am so proud of Anais and Gaby and blessed to have the privilege to know them personally. I love you both and I pray for a shower of blessings to be poured on you every day of your lives.

Brittany Pettit, United States, CA
12/9/2012 2:43:36 PM
Anais, your story is so sweet and inspirational. I posted a letter to my daughter on here as well, her name is Harper. Your story about your brother is beautiful and shows what an amazing sister you are too. Harper has a brother who is 4 and I love seeing them grow together... Reading your story gives me that much more to look forward to with them. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Evans, United States, FL
12/4/2012 8:02:19 PM
I am so very proud Of Anais and Gaby!

Lisa Evans, United States, FL
12/4/2012 8:01:15 PM
I am so proud of both Anais and Gaby.

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