KATIE: Did you do something nice for Glogirly on Mother's Day, Waffles?
WAFFLES: Glogirly is our mom? Because you know, she doesn't have fur or whiskers and her ears aren't pointy either. She's not even, you know... a cat.
KATIE: Waffles, mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Some have fur, some don't. You and I, we have a lot in common with Glogirly when it comes to moms.
WAFFLES: Did Glogirly's mom have fur too???
KATIE: No, silly. That's not what I meant. You and I both had kitty moms. That's how we were born. Our kitty moms were there when we took our first breath and before our eyes were even open.
Then, when we were a few weeks old, we were adopted.
KATIE: That means Glogirly and Gloman chose us. To love with all their hearts, forever.
When Glogirly was really little, just a baby, she was adopted too. Her mom and dad chose her.
WAFFLES: To love with all their hearts? Forever?
KATIE: Now you're getting it, Waffles.
WAFFLES: So since she was adopted too, did she also have a kitty mom?
KATIE: Sort of. There was a brave young woman who knew she couldn't take care of Glogirly. Oh, she wanted to, she really did. She held her and looked into her eyes only once. And it was with the greatest of love that she gave Glogirly up so that a family could adopt her and take care of her forever.
WAFFLES: So Glogirly had TWO moms that really loved her, just like us! And she's going to love us forever, right?
KATIE: Forever and ever, Waffles.
Many of our long-time friends and readers have read Glogirly's memoir, Another Mother. It's the true story of how she found and met her birth family. A few years ago, we took a break from our blog and published a chapter every few days. It's still in blog-form, but is on Glogirly's bucket list as a story she hopes to turn into a book.
Since we have some new readers, and because it's just a story we love so much, we decided to share it again. Some of you have asked about the photo on the cover. It really is Glogirly's birthmother as a young girl.
If you have some quiet time this week, we invite you to find a comfy chair, with at least one cat, and curl up with a story of discovery and love we hope will touch your heart.
Happy Belated Mother's Day
We're dedicating today's post to mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends... to all the people who have inspired us to be true to ourselves, dream big and who've loved us unconditionally.
This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.