I make sure everyday I can lead the way for him!

Out of the people that I follow on twitter or any other channel I Do Worry if this Person stops following me!
I remember 26 years ago on this date being 4 years old and receiving news that impacted me in a positive way.
I remember my Uncle Carmelo was getting married and my mom had been rushed to the hospital earlier. As we where getting ready for my uncle’s wedding my Dad gave me the great news that my Younger Brother Javier had been born.

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The Earliest Photo of me and my brother bonding

From that moment on I have felt a strong responsibility in protecting my brother and providing him with whatever he needs. Yesterday I wrote a post on this blog related to the obsession of people wanting followers for the numbers.
I still don’ t get why people are so obsessed with having random people following them when in some occasions they don’t really care about other people and those other people don’t care about them.

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My First Puerto Rico Boy Scout Camp Out with my Brother,

Ponce, PR Summer 1992

Being that today was my brother’s birthday I noticed that I would worry if Javier stops following me.

The main reason I worry if he does not follow me is because I sincerely care for him and love him. Throughout the years my brother has become a man who I admire for all the great things he does.

He has a great heart and is a very sacrificed father.

I have always tried my hardest to serve as an example for my brother to follow. On many occasions I might have failed him (nobody’s perfect) but overall I think I have done a fairly good job.

I remember when we where kids and he always looked up to me for everything. He would tell kids at the park how great I played basketball, football, baseball, and that I ran faster than most of them.

Reality was that my brother was blinded by love and he saw me as an action hero even though I was average at sports.

He was such a great follower that even when growing up in a rough neighborhood when we ran into trouble he would not think twice into stepping into harms way to make sure I was ok (even though he was a lot younger than me). He became fearless and his primary motivation was to protect his older brother.

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A Good Example of My Brother Protecting Me

During my 30 years I have lead people in many scenarios from the Army to IT Consulting projects but I have never felt better satisfaction than being a leader for my brother.
Javier Playing Golf with Me
Quality Time with my Brother September 2007
I only wished that he was closer. I don’t think he understand how grateful I was that I got to spend a lot of quality time with him this past week. Having the opportunity to go see a Broadway play was one of the peaks of my complete month of traveling but what made it more special was his presence.
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“In The Heights” Broadway

Before Watching in the Heights on Broadway October 3, 2010
So please join me in leaving birthday wishes for my youngest brother Javier.
I really love him.
Although I know this blog post will not top your friends Birthday Cake from last year but at least I tried.
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So if at any moment I need to worry about losing a follower it would be losing the trust and following of my youngest brother. But something I have realized is that I have also always been there for him as his #1 Follower and I love him dearly.

More Photos of My Brother and I

Happy Birthday!