Let the Babies Begin

We just found out we have been home study approved, with one more visit to go. For our final study, we have to have the actual… you know… um, baby equipment and all that.

This morning we picked up the emergency supply basket, giving us baby medicine and soap/shampoo and thermometer and brush and teething supplies.


We also got one package of each size of diapers:


We already had a package of newborn size from before the second miscarriage. Sigh.

On Saturday we go pick up the other baby things we will need to be ready to start fostering in just a few weeks! I can’t believe it is really almost here. So much has happened this year already.

Obviously that is not enough diapers for any one child for very long, or all we need, but we only have to be ready in case a child is brought to us in the middle of the night or on a Sunday. Then the next morning they will bring us age and gender specific clothes and toys and food. All of this provided for free, and we just return what we don’t need after fostering or exchange for things for older kids later or whatever our family needs are. I am so glad that this is the program that approved us! We really are grateful.

I think we are starting to be excited, I think, maybe, I think, maybe for the first time.

It feels good to be planning for life again, instead of only feeling so much grief (repeatedly).

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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.


Let the Babies Begin — 4 Comments

  1. I’m excited for you both and really look forward to hearing what happens next! Love you.

  2. So excited for you guys! There is SUCH a need… you two are awesome for stepping up. Good luck!