Off to Class

Nathan has sign language class on Tuesday nights, and tonight I sent him off with a thermos full of hot soup (lemon rice) and some gluten free cornbread.

I told him we had to take a picture because since he is a writer, I won’t ever get to send him off to work with a thermos… and he is way too adorable not to just capture the moment.

He humored me and my sappy moment.

He is patient with me, especially on cold rainy nights with wet roads. He texts me when he gets there safely, and texts me when he is on his way home.

And he is kind and attentive, texting me when he has his soup, giving me the same smile I had when I took his picture with his fancy little thermos.

It’s funny how love grows, even when life is real or scary or hard or full of grief.

It’s funny how the God math works it all out to happiness.

It’s funny to realize how happy happiness really is.


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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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