Saturday, November 8, 2014

[USA] "Mourning his husband, devoted gay dad still wanted his babies to enjoy their first Halloween " by David Hudson

This is a powerful piece, reminding us what family is.  

‘I am widower. My husband loved Halloween but unfortunately he passed away last May and never got to enjoy the babies first Halloween, so in his memory I'm trying to enjoy as much as we can.’ 

Jorge Goytizolo and his partner Philip Parrish always loved dressing up at Halloween.

The two met in 1998 and got married in New York in 2013.

They became parents to twins Santiago and Ella in February of this year, through the use of a surrogate mom in Guatemala.

Overjoyed with their children, the Fort Lauderdale couple looked forward to enjoying their first Halloween as a family.

However, it was not to be. Tragically, Philip passed away suddenly in May following a battle against brain cancer. It hadn’t been until their surrogate mom was six months pregnant that they realized how seriously ill Philip had become.

His death, aged just 48, was a devastating blow for Jorge [pictured right with Philip], who not only had to deal with the grief of losing his beloved husband, but also had to cope with the challenge of suddenly becoming a single parent to twin babies.

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