Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Because We Love the Chaos!!!!

Well in case you didn't figure it out from my little comic, my wife and I are expecting another BABY!!!! This makes it number 3 for our little clan. We had our ultrasound this morning and saw the little buggers heart beat for the first time. It's amazing to see, even the third time around, it's still unbelievable. It's still early, she is only 8 weeks, but we are too damn excited to keep it to ourselves. Soooooo I figured I'd throw this image together to announce our up coming addition.

I talked to my 3 yr old son about it today, and he laughed. I don't think he gets it but he seemed excited. Probably because I told him mommy's belly is going to grow, and there is a baby inside. He was quiet for a second, just staring at me, then he started to laugh and said "Mommy's going to have a fat belly!" I cracked up and quickly told him that he may want to say that "Mommy has a baby belly, not a fat belly."
I love it, I'm so happy and excited. God has truly blessed my life. I'm in oncology offices every day for work, and I see the struggles that the cancer patients go through. In one way it breaks my heart to see these people suffering. In another way it inspires me to see how they fight! They are truly amazing people, and they constantly remind me to appreciate the little things in life. It's one of the reasons I can't wait to get home and hug my wife and kids everyday.
I never really needed the motivation to express my feelings for my family. I lost my father when I was eighteen, so I figured out what was really important to me at a young age. It wasn't money or material things, it was family, friends and time. I realized that life is way to short and goes by way to fast. The things I appreciate the most are the smiles, the laughter and the memories of growing up with my family and friends.
Now I get to create and share that laughter and see those smiles everyday with my own family. I feel like the luckiest man alive. I'm crazy about my wife, she is truly my best friend. And I don't even have the words to express what my children mean to me. So thank you God for this wonderful life. Three kids in four years, not to bad (but I think we might have to slow down the pace).
Hope you enjoy the pics. I tried out a couple new pens and techniques after looking at how Kazu Kibiushi puts his page layouts together.
Welcome to the family baby Romano, can't wait to hold you in September!!!!

How cool is that!!!!!!!


TJ's Mommy said...

oh, your heart must be bubbling over! : ) how exciting and awesome!

Life Junkie said...

I can't think of another dad who is more capable, loving, and worthy of having such a beautiful family. I don't even think going to 3 will even phase you and Bonnie! I'm so excited for the both of you!!!!! Congrats!

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Justin said...

congrats man, and keep up the artwork, its great!

Tom said...

Congrats, Joe! Thanks so much for checking out my blog. I'm thankful I had the opportunity to scope your work, awesome stuff and it has such a great vibe. I'm looking forward to the Wolverine sketches you mentioned!