We finished up all our business here in Albuquerque and now we head to my parents house a couple hours south. This is the transition that is both terrifying and necessary. My life in Honolulu was so busy and always moving. Derrick and I work pretty demanding full time jobs while raising Dillon. We have great friends and try to keep our social life active. Our life is pretty face paced.
Now, I will be at my parents place in what is considered a "village" in the middle of New Mexico. Don't get me wrong it is a very charming village, but it feels like my life is coming to a complete stand still! I am a person who thrives on being active and busy. The village will provided me a much needed opportunity to decompress and spend my days connecting with Jerry.
I talked to my Mom about this is and she helped me find clarity. Jerry deserves to be the focus for 2 weeks. He just went through a huge life change and now I have the perfect opportunity to build a bond with him that will guide his transition to Hawaii.
So here I am, decompressing, and building a bond with Jerry.
Right when we brought Dillon (our oldest son) we quickly realized we needed to think of what he would call us! He quickly named my husband Daddy and upon hearing his 2 year old friend call one of his 2 dads "Doda", Dillon decided on Dodie. After years of constantly lobbying for "Papa", I have grown to love and adore my name Dodie Here is a blog about my journey as Dillon and Jerry's Dodie!
My son Dillon was in foster care for 1,377 Days. We finalized our adoption of this firecracker boy in March of 2015 a few months before his 6th birthday. We are now in the process of adopting Dillon's younger brother "Jerry" from foster care! This blog will help paint a picture of two gay men raising two boys in this every changing world.