Hat Full of Surprises

After a good nap this morning, I woke feeling much better and ready to enjoy my Saturday.

It’s actually the first real Saturday we have had since Mom died, because of various funeral, family, and work activities.

We played crafts this morning, Nathan working on his violin lesson posters and me working on Seder invitations:

20130316-140603.jpgI wanted to take a little walk around the block, just to see if my lungs were working and because it is such a gorgeous day. I walked toward the lakes, and down the street found a ginormous garage sale. Not just any garage sale, but a garage sale for a little boy who is very sick and they are trying to raise money for his medical bills.

It reminded me of my little friend Ainsley, and so I determined to buy anything I could to help. Not in a foolish way, but in a legit-we-need-this kind of way. We have a tiny bit of voucher left that I can trade in for reimbursement.

We were able to get bunk beds, a potty chair, a bouncy chair, and a ton of clothes! We will be able to go back to the co-op to get mattresses for the bunk beds, and I think we are set now on all the clothes we are supposed to have until we see what children we actually start caring for in the beginning. I think the only thing we still need is an infant carrier, and that comes with the baby since they expire. This is good news, that we are good to go. It’s scary news in that this might actually happen, someday, eventually, us caring for a child or more.

We also got hats for Ainsley and ties for Nathan. A good and productive shopping surprise!

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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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