Friday, June 02, 2006

Rough Times

Sorry about the prolonged absence, I've got hit with bad news soon after my return from Calgary; my wife had to undergo a somewhat common surgical procedure for something which has plagued her for some time now, while convalescing, the doctors informed us that a second, (more involved and intrusive) procedure is needed in order to avoid a possibly life-threatening condition. The second surgery has been scheduled for mid june so I will remain absent for a longer while. For those of you who know this already and have offered your prayers and support, a big THANK YOU. She's in the best of care and I'm confident things will turn out fine and by the next post she'll be on her way to a speedy recovery.

I am one of the most inept husbands on earth, relying on my wife for pretty much all the work related to running a household with 2 kids and a messy, clueless husband and the bulk of the administrative duties that goes along with raising a family and mantaining a business. The woman is the 'Rock of Gibraltar" of this family and however much I appreciate her massive contribution , it's simply not enough, who says men are stronger than women?

I will keep my commitment to attend this weekend's Philadelphia WizardCon, I gave my word to Joe with whom I'm sharing a spot in 'Artist Alley', I'll be there today (Friday, June 2nd) and tomorrow, but I won't be able to make it to the Mocca show the following week. All the outstanding book and art orders will be mailed out upon my return to NY without fail, thank you all for your patience and understanding.



Abrazos
-Alberto

53 comments:

Newsquirt said...

hey bud I wish your family only the best and hope for your wife's speedy recovery!!!!

much respect!
~j

John Beatty said...

Take care of everything, Alberto! Family first!

Hope all goes and gets well soon!

-John

corey said...

I hope all goes well for your wife Alberto. I also hope to see you on Sat @ Philly.

K McLeod said...

May your wife get well soon, my paryers are with you.

The Original Dangster said...

Hey Brother, all the best to your wife for a speedy recovery and the best of health. She's obviously a strong woman , as she has kept yo' ass in line for awhile now :)

Been through a similar deal with Mrs. Dangster, and strong women are hard to keep down.

All the best!

Dr 4est said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your wife Alberto. Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery. Damdster is right though, strong women are hard to keep down.

Stef said...

My thoughts are with you and your wife Alberto, hope she'll get better soon.
All thebest,

Stef

manucha said...

Con corazón deseo que la reina de tu hogar se recupera día a día, con mejor salud y fuerza para continuar brindando su magnitud de amor, a la familia. También deseo que todo le valla bien al rey de su mundo, en las tierras de Philidelphia para que le traiga buenas noticias de sus frutos del trabajo.
Fuerzas y Cariño a todos!
Manucha

craig said...

And here I thought you were off having a blast somewhere...

My thoughts and prayers to you, your wife and family.

best,

Craig

Anonymous said...

All the best my friend...I will keep your wife in my heart and in my prayers...hope that she gets better real soon......Lou

Anonymous said...

Hey Albert,

hope things with your wife gets better. My prayers are for the both of you and your family.

carla

Thomas Perkins said...

Hey Alberto. I hope your wife will have a blessedly swift and full recovery. I am sorry to hear that tough times are upon you and your folk...may these times be brief.

Peter said...

Hey Alberto.

My thoughts are with you and your wife. Here's to her quick recovery.

- Peter

Virginia Valle said...

Oh Alberto,todo saldra bien te lo deseo de todo corazon.Detras de un gran hombre siempre hay una gran mujer ;), estoy segura q ella es muy fuerte.Un fuerte abrazo

Guy Mann said...

Alberto, I've been a big fan of your blog and I love your tutorials in DRAW! magazine. It was great to meet you at the Wizard World Con in Philly.

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Hey 'Berto -

All my best to you and your wife (and kids!) - here's to a quick and easy recovery..I'm sure all will go well!

Anonymous said...

Hey Alberto,

Sorry to hear that. My best wishes are with your wife. May she recover soon.

John Lurker

Candy Minx said...

Happy thoughts and healing wishes heading your way. I shall say a prayer and meditate for your situation and all the best. You are good to take care of her and family. We miss you around here...

make sure everyone in the family gets as much rest as possible, even care givers need rest and protein!

Candy

COMIKXGUY said...

WOW, I THOUGHT YOU WERE HAVING A BLAST TOO.

SCREW THE BLOG

FAMILY FIRST
BLOG SECOND

DAILY SCRIBBLES ETC. WHEN ALL IS COOL

TAKE CARE 'BERTO

nickbaltagi said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Take care of what's important, life is too short.
-Nick

Vik said...

I hope everything will turn out for the best for you and your family.

Me and my girl have also been thru some really rough times these latest weeks. It's a good thing that there are skilled physicians, that knows what they are doing.

Life gives you a pretty wild ride.

Give her the support that she deserves.

jumpman said...

May the healing hands of Jesus be upon all your family, Alberto, and keep you whole.

My prayers go with you.

Take care, mate.

Anonymous said...

may peace and health be abundant in your future

Jeff

Process Junkie said...

I'd like to thank all of you for your kindness and support in behalf of my wife and myself. To those of you who did so privately, as well as the fine human beings who took time to comment here on this blog. A big bear hug and a hearty 'THANK YOU'!

Reflecting upon my life last night in philadelphia, I came to realize that as an artist I couldn't have asked for a better one. All the hardships, joys, tribulations, adventures (both good & bad) seem in retrospect taylor made for the romantic, artistic type. In fact some of the things were so surreal in nature that they blur the line between fantasy and reality, at times i wonder whether these things actually occurred.

Living and enjoying the experience, no matter how bizarre, was always my way of dealing with adversity; in a weird and morbid way, i subconsciously wished for crazy shit to happen, maybe i watched to many movies or read too many comics as a child or something, this time however, things are quite different , i'm not interested in conquering adversity or riding the experience rollercoaster, i truly wish this would have never happened, perhaps because it hasn't happened to me directly but to a person i care about deeply and i feel powerless and unable to do anything but wait. It's not the best feeling in the world, trust me.

Sorry for the rant, don't mean to be a drama queen, we're in good spirits and my wife is in good hands, thanks again, everyone!

COMIKXGUY said...

SOB SOB SNIFF SNIFF cry cry CRY

I SAY KEEP ON KEEPING ON,

RANT ALL YOU WANT,

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU TO LEAN ON

TALK TO US

AT LEAST YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO WHEN YOUR DOWN, SOME OF US HAVE NEITHER

SUPPORT YOUR KIDS MORE THEY MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND THINGS AS MUCH AS WE DO, LET THEM BE KIDS

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND GOOD SPIRITS 'BERTO

radimus said...

Best wishes to you and your family and a quick recovery for your wife alberto!

Hang in there mate.

UrbanBarbarian said...

Hang Tough Alberto! Best of luck with everything. Sounds like your hands and your heart is full!

Scott Wright said...

All the best to you and your wife.

Speedy recovery.

PEPE said...

My best wishes and prayers go out to you and yours!!!

Sandra Khoo said...

Hope everything turns out all rite for u and your family,Alberto. Hang in there! ;)

pitzerboy said...

Just found out about this Alberto.. my thoughts are with you and your wife and family. It seems like things are working out, so that's great.

1 said...

may your wife recover soon.

tons of positive energy your way.

love and light be yours.

-G.

FrogDaddy said...

like my grandad used to say-
"I'll light a candle for ya."
all our prayers go with you and yours alberto-
glenn

wcr1 said...

Hope things are getting better.

Abrazos yourself.

St John Street said...

Soory to hear such bad news about the wifey hope to gets better soon I'll be sure to pray 4 her take it easy bro !!!

Connor Willumsen said...

hope everything goes smoothly,

jumpman said...

'Solamente this.'

I'm not sure what that may mean to you right now, but hang in there. You obviously have a lot of 'us' who are thinking of you and your family. Know we continue to send our best.

Take care, mate.

Cheers,

stephen Silver said...

I wish you all the best my friend, My thoughts are with you and your family.

Acetate said...

Saying a prayer for ya here man. Tell your wife,"Some goofy guy in Baltimore is Prayin' for her"! Best of luck to the whole family. Keep the spirits up.

Jaco said...

Well... best wishes to all your family... I get here just by luck... nice blog, really nice blog, hope to visit it more often from now, hope things get better for you and your wife... sorry for my english...

Jaco/Chile

Sanvi said...

Animo, Alberto!!!!

rajesh said...

sorry to hear about your troubles.

best wishes.

John Beatty said...

Alberto-

Have you an update you can give us?

Hope all is well?

-John

insanitay said...

hola....
my prayers are with you and yours....

-Scott

inkwaster said...

Hey Buddy I too have been out of touch lately, (moving about 2 states away from where I am now). Very sorry to hear about your lady. I'm praying for her to get well very soon and for you to be strong enough to handle all you must. Take your time, handle yours we'll be here when you return.
God bless,
Ray

Charles said...

Been so wrapped up in my own BS that i had no idea what's been up with you, buddy!!! Best wishes and prayers for your wife's quick recovery!!! i'll be in
touch!!!

-C!

Kevin said...

Hey Alberto, I hope everything is okay with you and your family, sorry I havent posted something sooner.
All the best.

Anonymous said...

Best Wishes and willful thoughts during this trial in you and your family's lives.

I am confident things will work out at the best.

Regards,
Paul Roustan

Anonymous said...

Hey Doc - Wishing you the best here, good health and a speedy recovery.

- blackmoose (scott)

Carl V. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and her. Look forward to hearing good news in the future.

EDDY PENAFIEL said...

Lucio espero para esta fecha ya todo este superado y tu esposa este recuperada y la tranquilidad de ver a tu familia sana te de alegria un abrazo a la distancia pana.

EDDY

St John Street said...

Hey bro don't know if u have the time to be even cheking this but I hope that all is better with the wife and your enjoying each company bessing to u and yours!!!!!!!

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