We go home today. We woke up early, of course!! We did some packing and decided to do some last minute shopping and some final visits with Derrick's family before we fly back. Our last day of shopping turns out to be our best. We shopped at Derrick's old mall and supermarket. We got all nostalgic about Derrick and the amazing man he has become. It was a great end of the trip.
We actually got an amazing chair massage at the airport while waiting for our flight. I think every airport should be required to have a massage parlor in their terminals. I should start a Facebook campaign or something.
My take always from Manila are all Derrick. He truly is an amazing man and I gained a better understanding of him. Empathy and understanding come from truly walking in someone else's shoes. Between the reunion and the extended time in Derrick's neighborhood this trip, I feel like a gained a deeper sense of where he comes from and how that shaped who he is today.
Until next time Manila, I am ready to be home with my buddies. I also have to get ready for this freaking move!!!! AAAACCCKK!!
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.