Meal From the In-Laws

Do you see this delicious meal?

It is pure protein, giving me energy and strength after a long day after a crazy night.

It is carrots, some of my favorite, after my garden just gave me the last of its supply.

It is a potato, which is always a winner with me.

It is gravy thickened with cornstarch so that I am not allergic to it.

It is yogurt because they know I am not a dessert kind of girl.

It is meat cut up for me already, a tender kindness from a father-in-law who teaches me how fathers love their daughters.

It is packed to go by my mother-in-law, who makes sure I am not alone in the world, neither orphaned or abandoned, and keeps my tummy full even on long days in the car going from appointment to appointment.

You may see a lovely meal.

I saw a plate of love that made me cry.

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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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