Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My (gan)green thumb.

Last year my cute Mom sent me a beautiful plant for mother's day. I truly did my best but I'm afraid it didn't make it. Hence, the title of this post. There's been a few times I've nursed it back to *health* but it's now past the point of all hope. So, it sadly sits in our office dying leaf by leaf onto the floor, waiting for us to pronounce the TOD like on Grey's.

Why would this dead plant be significant enough to blog about?

Because we have a guest coming over this week. A guest that will make a preliminary decision about us and our home. A guest that could look at the plant and draw assumptions on our ability to keep things alive. Why would a guest be thinking of us in that light?

Because she's a social worker.

But, my blogees, she's not a social worker checking on Eliot's progress like in times past. No, we're past our follow up stuff with his case.

We're starting afresh. In our own backyard.

It's time! We're *eventually* adding to our couch. I say eventually because this is a beast of a different nature. We're in process to become certified foster parents with hopes that one of the foster children we accept will become part of our forever family. Until then we may have kiddos that just need a place for a short time, and we're happy to love on them as long as we're allowed.

So, that's our news thats been cooking for quite some time. As long as all goes well, we could be ready by summer. (*Adoption time line alert! "Summertime" could mean April '10 or Dec of next year or anything in between, before or after!)

Thankfully, I'm much more adept with chocolate chips than plants.

21 comments:

Becca said...

cool!

Corrin said...

I can't wait to see what God has in store for you guys.

K.M.L said...

Awesome! You will be fantastic! Sending prayers your way!!!

heather said...

I've been thinking of you guys and I seriously just sat down to email you and see how things were (IF they were) going with all of this.
Yay, I'm so excited for you guys! It'll be an adventure for sure. It'll be exciting to see what God does thru this!!

p.s.
You're not by chance taking classes at Calvary church are you??...

Franki said...

Yeah, some Mohr!! Praying for you as God leads you through yet another challenging & exciting journey!

The Busters said...

Fabulous news!!!I can't wait to see how the journey unfolds. CONGRATS!!

Jeff and Brandi said...

What wonderful news! So exciting.

erin said...

What great news!

The Bishops said...

Great News! Made my day!

Sara D. said...

That is awesome! Here's to a new set of adventures!!!

Amanda said...

Great news Mohr family!!! There are so many children being taken out of tragic situations and it's reassuring to know families like yours are willing to take them and give them the love and stability they need so very much. :)

Kelsey Lantz said...

AHHH that is so exciting!!! I will definitely be praying for you guys!!! can't wait to watch and see what God does :)

Nikki....Gabi's Mama said...

So excited for you guys!!!! You brought tears to my eyes!

A Little McD said...

Yay! That's such exciting news...congrats!

Sharon, Mommy to Irene, Isabella, & Isaac said...

You know how much I love this!

Amanda said...

I've been wanting to take in foster children for a little over a year now, but have put it off for my "single" status... I need an extra pair of hands around here as it is... not to mention the extra paycheck each month. So, sadly I will wait. So, I am stoked that you guys are taking on this blessed challenge. I'm so proud of you!!

Mamá to the best 3 said...

SOOOOOO exciting!!! can't wait to be a part of this journey with you thru blogworld!!!!!

Crystal Mueller said...

Wow! That is great news! You will be awesome foster parents. Can I "call it" now that your first foster child will find a place in your home forever?

Tina said...

That is just wonderful news! I will be praying for you guys. You are so inspiring!

mica said...

so excited for you. We are foster and although it is very tough sometimes it is so rewarding. If you ever have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at guntermica@yahoo.com

.Kate. said...

Good luck! We are foster / foster-adopt parents, and while the rewards are great, it is very often a very heart-wrenching process. I hope it all goes well for your family!