Lunch Break

This is my one week between the time all the kids are in school, and the pool is closed for the season.

It is glorious.

The sun is glorious.

There is much to do, always, but this is a moment of rest, and breathing, and “vacation”.

I realized that I had not been to this pool, which I used to visit everyday, since my father died.

That’s how hard the last few years have been.

But I came today, with some Hebrew homework and a book, just for a short break, and felt at peace.

It is as if I am finally entering a season of living again, after surgeries and the deaths of my parents and miscarriages.

I am breathing, and breathing is good.

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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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