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My Cheese to My Macaroni
My brother was the first to take a picture with my daughter Esme and me!
My brother was the first to take a picture with my daughter Esme and me!
My Cheese to My Macaroni

I would like to tell you all about my little brother Adan Jr. We have 11 years difference in age but that means nothing to us because we are very close along with my younger sister (his older sister) Priscilla. When he was born a couselor came to our house to explain to us that he was going to be "different." She left after 20 minutes and told our mother that she is confident that my sister and I were going to love him no matter what. And we do love him no matter what. Well, let's fast forward to December 2011 when I found out I was pregnant and I was so worried because for so long he has been my "baby." He was so happy that I was having a baby and would rub my tummy and tell me I was having a pretty little girl when at the time I was only 10 weeks pregnant. Well, when I went in to have my ulstrasoound a couple months later and I found out I was indeed having a little girl. I cried my eyes out with so much joy. Maybe I'm crazy but I believe he is in tune with something that maybe us "normal" people miss out on. He was the first person I called and he just told me I told you so. He is such a great uncle to my daughter and nephew and we wouldnt want our lives any different. He has been an inspiration and blessing to all of us and I believe he has taught us more about life then we have taught him. He turned 18 this year and will be graduating and I couldnt be more proud!




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Felix, Puerto Rico,
1/16/2013 8:59:37 PM
You have a beautiful family Crystal!

Jessica, United States, TN
1/16/2013 5:47:25 PM
Crystal, your story is so very touching. It brought tears to my eyes. Your brother seems like an anazing person to have the privilege to know :-)

avie mcmann, United States, AZ
1/16/2013 4:56:46 PM
So nice!

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