Saturday, June 2, 2007

Processing Difficulty!

"We are out of PGN." "We are out of PGN?" "We are out of PGN!!!!" So many different ways to say it and so many more ways to process it. I am in a state of disbelief, if you can imagine. We've been waiting so very long for this moment that it feels a little surreal.

Things have been popping into my head over the last two days, things that I miss. After a loud "congratulations!" most moms here follow it w/ "Will you go to Target for me?" Collectively, we miss Target. Driving a car seems foreign to me since it's been over 6 months since I've been behind the wheel. I've only been in a car about 10 times over the past 6 months. Eliot will have his own room and an actual crib. His nursery has been ready since October. He's currently sleeping in a pack-n-play each night so I wonder how he'll do w/ a real mattress. Thinking of my dogs is now an exciting thing instead of a depressing thought. I can't wait to see Eliot running after them and climbing all over them. I'm excited to head to Busch Stadium with Russ and Eliot for his first Major League ball game, no matter how the Card's are doing. I'm anxious to get my Arbonne business back up and running. It has taken quite a hit over the last 6 months, go figure. I cannot wait to go to Greentree (my church family!!) I'm a little apprehensive about Eliot getting attacked when we walk through the door, but I'm sure we'll be okay. I'm ready for it to be "normal" that we're home. I would actually love to take a road trip from STL to Michigan, just because I can. I'm ready to not start translating what I need or want before I open my mouth.


I feel a little desperate to eat things that were unattainable here: good chinese food, decent chicken fingers, toasted ravioli, a good house salad. Not to mention just sitting in certain restaurants: Bread Co, Texas Road House, etc. I had a random craving for CeCe's pizza last week, even. I can't wait to enjoy a very tall, very cold glass of pasturized milk. Who knew I'd be so thankful for our pasturization process at home?

However, certain aspects of this place have grown on me. First of all, my new friends. Many of them have already left and gone home to start real life but there are still a wonderful handful of them here. We will keep in touch, I'm sure after this bonding experience that that won't be a problem but it's not the same as grabbing coffee w/ them and their cute little brown babies each afternoon. I will miss the randomness and culture of living in a tourist town in a foreign country. If you haven't read my entry back in March called "Things that don't happen in STL", you might enjoy that. I won't miss the pig farm behind our house but I will miss seeing multiple volcanos surrounding us each day.

It may be premature to start this train of thought but maybe not. I do, however, know the first thing I will do when I get home...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

and there's still a lamp and nightstand to fill the room! "welcome home mohr family, welcome home." - said like ty pennington on extreme home makeover

Melissa Scott said...

You just "go there" mentally...you deserve to start the train of thoughts about going home, my friend!!! I am so flippin' happy for you and I am going to miss you more than words can say!!
Melissa who loves being a couple blocks away from the Mohr family in Antigua Guatemala!! :-)

Donna said...

Katie!! I can't believe I just found youg blog!! Got here by way of "blog-hopping" around on a lazy Saturday!

I'm not down there yet...gotta stay put for my son's highshool graduation, then heading down June 14th.

Congrats again on the OUT. BTW - I, too have two dogs that co-habitate in my lap in the big comfy chair at my house.

A.k.a donnamarie4, Arbonne rep adopting twin boys! ;-)

Joe and Kelli said...

Katie-
I can't wait for you and Eliot to get home either. I can't tell you the number of times I have been driving down Manchester and when I get to Big Bend I think of you and want to call you, or take a right and head to your house.

Toby and I want a play date with you and little E when you get home and settled! Just call when you are ready!

Enjoy your last few days in Guatemala, they are almost over--Praise the Lord!

Paul, Shelly and Ana said...

Katie, Russ and Mr. Elliot-

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't explain how happy we are for you. You won't believe how things change when you get home. Think back to when you first arrived and we were watching the college football games in January. Seems like forever. You will be amazed at how quickly Elliot will grow and adapt. I hope we can see each other in the future. Take care and remember- think pink!

Paul, Shelly and Ana

Karen Heyse said...

He found (them) in a desert land, ....He encircled (them) and cared for (them), He guarded (them) as the pupil of His eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, He carried them on His pinions. The Lord alone guided (them) .......Deut. 32:10-12
Your journey has not been in vain.....you have a story to tell that will bring hope and promise to many.....and now you have a son. My heart is full of happy tears. Karen

Ferris Family said...

I'm so glad you guys are coming home and you are starting to get excited about things that are home. Ci-Ci's is a Ferris family favorite!!
Still praying for you guys.

kellie said...

So, just when is this road trip to Michigan? I'm sure there are other people here who want to see the little man too! I can't tell you how happy I am for you guys. Enjoy the time you have left in Guatemala.

Alexandra/Infertile Gourmet said...

To say that we are thrilled to see you on this side is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Congrats. Those words maybe the best words that I had ever heard. Cannot wait to go to Bread Co. with you!!!Vegy sandwich and broccoli soup here we come :)

Sheri said...

I hope after you take a road trip to Michigan, the Bentley can road trip it to STL to see you guys and the little man!

So if the wives are called the fundie undies, what are the children called? Eliot needs to see his daddy is action as a rockstar!!!

Sheri and Jamey

cathybest said...

congratulations!! i've popped over to your blog a few times after finding the link to you at sharon's. we met briefly in antigua when i was there with my daughter charlotte fostering our daughter sophia. (i'm with ftc also and lived at santa rosa.) i was so happy to see your big news and thrilled for you that this long, long process is finally nearing its end and you'll be able to go home again. while i know you've probably loved so many aspects of your life in antigua, i also know you'll enjoy being home again as a family even more. best wishes to you all and congratulations!!
cathy best (cathybest@comcast.net)

Erin said...

HEY! I have one of those blankets! And it's perfect for exactly this. But I end up on the couch with my black dog. It's great, isn't it?

Jennifer Bledsoe said...

When I read the title, I thought you were having legal difficulties again. I'm glad the difficulty is realizing that this is almost over!

aunt pam said...

I am sure by now the 'processing' part of knowing you are coming home is getting easier. How exciting -- even on this end, in the good ole USA> Just think...Eliot MIGHT spend his first 4th of July on American soil. A real Independence Day for you all, I am sure. We are so happy for you.

God is good!

luv & prayers, Aunt Pam