We were up late two nights ago for the storm.

We were up late last night trying to get our work week finished.

We were up at 5am this morning to get ready for the race early because we had to pick up our basket of fruits and vegetables on the way.

Then I ran the 5k Color Run.

When I thought I could walk no more, I walked Nathan into the airport to send him off to New York.

Then I walked all the way back to the car, which felt like a million miles after the race.

I came home exhausted. I unloaded the dishwasher, finished the laundry, worked in the garden, and then mowed the lawn.

Then I crashed, sleeping most of the afternoon on one of those rare days my body is actually willing to take a nap.

I woke to my phone buzzing with messages from Nathan, that he couldn’t make his connecting flight from Dallas to Newark.

They told him there are no more flights from Dallas to New York tonight, and that instead of having to spend the night in the airport… they just sent him home to me!

He called me and said, “I will be home in an hour!”


How crazy is that?! So they sent him home, and he will fly out again tomorrow. Classic adventure!

And the best surprise ever!


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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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