Today's blog post is one of our favorite conversations between Waffles and Glogirly. As we say goodbye to two of Glogirly's dearest family members, it seemed so very fitting. Today's post is dedicated to Barbara and Dorothy, Glogirly's Godmother and dearest Aunt. Two women who have been like mothers to her.
WAFFLES: So, Glogirly?
GLOGIRLY: Yes, Waffles?
WAFFLES: Glogirly, are you really my mom? Because you don't really look like me. You don't even have orange fur or stripes or anything. But I really, really love you. You know, like a mom and stuff.
GLOGIRLY: Of course I'm your mom, Waffles. I adopted you so that you'd be part of our family and we ALL could love you, take care of you, and spend our lives together.
WAFFLES: So even though you're not really a cat, you can still be my mom? Like forever and stuff
GLOGIRLY: Forever and always. Forever and ever, Waffles.
WAFFLES: And so that means you're Ellie's mom too, right? Forever and everything?
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Remembering BarbaraThis is Barbara, Glogirly's Godmother and her Godfather, Paul, smiling in the background during a visit they made to see us here in our mountain house in 2018. Barb loved cats SO much. They were an important part of her life, so having an opportunity to share a conversation with Waffles was a really big deal for her.
|Barb and Waffles in Colorado, 2018.|
|Barb with her Buddy Boy in late 2022|
|Dorothy in Monterey, California, 2017.|
Glogirly has written about her journey in Another Mother, It's a story she shares every Mother's Day here on the blog. One of the most meaningful relationships of Glogirly's life was born out of this search and this discovery of her birthmother's older sister, Dorothy.
Dorothy welcomed Glogirly into her family with open arms and an open heart. Her positivity and joyfulness were infectious. They could take for hours and never run out of things to say. Glogirly had an opportunity to visit Dorothy frequently and they became very close. Dorothy was a mother to Glogirly. And Glogirly was the daughter Dorothy (who had 3 sons) never had.
|Dorothy and Glogirly at Dorothy's 90th birthday party in Santa Maria, CA this past May, 2023.|
Dorothy passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly from complications due to a blood clot. Glogirly and Gloman had just spoken with her two weeks before and talked of the past, present, and future. Dorothy knew how much they loved her and what an impact she'd had on their lives.