Miracles: Fishes and Loaves (Potatoes and Carrots from the Garden)

Thank you for giving us time and space while we worked to contact all the Jenkins and Barretts, VA friends, and others. Yes, mom was coming home yesterday from my brother’s kids’ competitions in Missouri when a jeep hydroplaned while passing the semi in front of her, bounced off the center wall and into the semi – mom had no time to respond, and hit them head on. She did not survive, and we are shocked and sad… But also relieved and thrilled for her to have been released from her very difficult mortality. We know she is so happy to see her parents and even our dad who passed away a year ago. We are grateful for eternal families, and for how she got to experience and participate in the restoration of our family these recent years… And I wouldn’t trade the last year of her living with me for anything. We are only just now able to be home and settled to sleep since yesterday, so turning off all electronics to rest and sleep. We will post funeral arrangements tomorrow evening. Thank you for your love and prayers, and for your good care and service to her.

In the meantime, I suddenly find myself to be the hosting matriarch as my brother and his wife and their six kids are here for the week.

And they are hungry.

I sent the boys back to the garden to dig up carrots and potatoes, and they did great! Mom would love it!


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.


Miracles: Fishes and Loaves (Potatoes and Carrots from the Garden) — 2 Comments

  1. Emily,
    I am shocked and saddened of the loss of your mother. I know we haven’t been in contact much, but I still consider you a friend and my heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. If you are in need of toilet paper, Kleenex, or paper towels, I have cases of them and can bring some if you need. My number is till the same, 918-779-5175.

    When you have some time available, I would love to meet your husband and catch up.

    Again, my condolences and I am here if you need or want me for something, even if it is just to vent.

    Love and miss you,