Alexia Echevarria

Alexia felt Lisa and Karent could have been more sympathetic.

on Oct 18, 2012

It was nice to have Ana come over my house, since she usually drops by my office. I feel comfortable speaking with her, because I feel that Ana can relate, since she is a mother of two adolescents, has been married, and is a professional. (By the way the hardest of the three is being a mother, there is no school or book you can read that can prepare you for this task.) Frankie and I were playing basketball, which is one of the things that he seems to have not forgotten and still enjoys doing. It’s IMPOSSIBLE not to break down when speaking about Frankie, and it is also impossible to try to explain to the other ladies what my reality is like, especially when some of them don't really care and are so consumed with themselves.

This was my first Venue party since Frankie's accident. My friends, family, employees, and clients were there to celebrate our March/April cover with Jen Carlos Canela (singer and actor). Like all of my days, I woke up as usual at 6:30am with Frankie by my side, bathed him, dressed him, and made breakfast. (Peter and Frankie only like the way I make breakfast.) And then it was off to therapy until 12 noon. I was able to make it just in time for the walk through and setup of the party. There are hours of hard work, preparation, and details involved for a party of this nature. Thank God for all of the Venue Magazine staff that are so amazing and that go beyond their duties, especially now that I need their support more then ever. I was looking forward to the party, but at the same time was torn because my heart really wanted to stay at home with Frankie. I felt a little better when Frankie saw me all dressed and ready to go and he pointed at my shoes and with a smile, giving me a thumbs up. (Frankie is my shoe consultant, better yet my fashion consultant, and I would not walk out of the house without his approval LOL!) As usual, Herman was yelling that we were late and Peter was asking me what to wear (he was going to the party too).