Nathan and one of my “dads” put together the baby crib this morning!

This was sad since I would have been six months pregnant by now, excepting for the miscarriage at 11 weeks after mom died.

But it is exciting because it was the last thing to do before our final home study.

There is the bottom part still to put in, just popping it on, and we have the crib mattress, but how high it gets screwed in depends on the age of the child – so that part we have to do last minute.

It finally is starting to feel exciting in a good way, and not just a surprise or shock or quick adjustment to our plans.

The conference talk at General Conference about foster parenting and modeling our homes after other Christ-centered homes so that our future families can be different than the past… that was really good and helpful and healing, so we are starting to get excited finally.

No worries, though, as the next support group meeting is next week. I am sure we will get another does of reality then!


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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