Mom Came to Graduation


Tonight I got a certificate for graduating Institute.

Well, I have one more class to take about the first half of the Book of Mormon, because I missed it when I got my head cut open for cochlear implants.

But seeing as I didn’t get to walk at any of my other graduations, not my bachelors or masters or doctoral graduations, it was super special to get to be there for this one.

And the best part?

My mom came.

We took a picture (she is so patient with me), and got a blurry stripe on one side of me. I know it was my phone cover slipped out of place, but we also know my father was there with us. So we let that symbolize him and didn’t retake another picture, because that is pretty special.

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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