Chibi Comics Fundraiser
I have grown up and lived life with family in every aspect of my life. When I was born, the waiting room was filled with family, where I grew up, both floors, family. My earliest memories, family and even through my teenage years, family. I can't fathom not knowing my aunts or uncles (tias and tios) or celebrate my cousins' birthdays or Sunday breakfast.
For reasons I can't get into right now (and for those close to me you already know) I had a 10 year gap away from my family, I had moved away from Chicago to Portland, Oregon and so naturally I wasn't able to keep in close contact like I was used to. And try as you might with phone calls and letters, it can't compare to being in the same room with people you love and miss. This past year, 2012 I was able to visit for over a month which I had never done before. At most my visits would last a day with those that I could visit/had time for me/I had time for. And well a lot got resolved and there has been a lot of healing. I was able to visit again at the end of the year for my very first Christmas with everybody since 2002. It was overwhelming and I've missed it, a lot. And I don't mean to paint things like Norman Rockwell, it's a family of course there are still things unsaid and mass volumes of stress because of the holidays but it was still very good to see and be with everyone.
Well now having come back just recently from another visit, this time to be with Mike's Mom for her Uterine Cancer surgery and recovery, it's been an emotional ride. She's doing better, much better and it's truly been uplifting and inspiring. Now here comes the not so good. So 2 years now my Tio has been dealing with his Pancreatic Cancer. He's gone from someone I've known since I was born, a strong healthy kung-fu guru to a thin and very drained individual. He's still going though, he's still kicking and striving. I think it's because we lost family last year to Leukemia that my heart, mind and soul just are freaking out and hoping and praying that he continues to fight and be with us for many, many years to come.
So If I haven't been bubbly or said much it's because my mind is often worrying about what is gonna happen tomorrow.
Thank you all so much for your support, comments, hugs, donations and being there for me and my family. It means the world to me.
I hope to do some more art before the end of the month like new chibi, coloring old chibi, revamping so old ideas and new Punk Bear.
I also hope to light the fire under my rear and submit.............. to Archie Comics.
*breathes deeply* Oye, the house still has the aroma of the garlic, ginger chicken I made. I make some really good chicken.
Please take care, get some tea and thank you for reading this. *BIG HUG* I appreciate it!
Goodnight and rest well.
p.s. my sympathies and love to anyone out there going through the same thing. I'm so sorry.