Because Life is Awesome

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Our tire got a puncture wound today.

I had two patients in my car at the time, and am so glad it didn’t cause an accident.

We are all fine, and I was able to get pulled over safely.

Our car is still new enough it had free onstar, and it was them calling us that startled us more than the blowout.

They knew where we were and what happened and what we needed, and told us help was already on the way.

Within ten minutes of pulling over, the spare was already on with a new tire waiting at the Chevy place.

That’s service.

It meant that there was still time to feed these girls breakfast, still time to walk at the river, and still time to get back to my family for the rest of the day.

This was all an example of how we can’t escape the challenges of a mortal world, but the burdens of living within this context can be significantly lightened.

I am grateful, because any piece of the experience could have been way worse.

Instead, it was just a picnic on a gorgeous day.

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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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  1. Wow!! It’s absolutely amazing that the best possible outcome happened at each point in this situation. We had a tire blow out once late at night, causing our car to spin around backwards down the road at some horrendous speed, and I was pretty sure we were gonna die. But we didn’t! I’m so glad it all worked out so well for you.