Butterfly Cells

Today is Sunday, and it will be amazing.

I slept until 9, which is very unusual for me, but it did me some good, I think.

I am showered and dressed for church, and with Nathan’s help all the kids are ready, too.

We are functioning so well today!

I doubled my alleve to be sure I can go to church, and will stay long as I can. Already I am looking for my Owasso friends, remembering I am in Bartlesville, and then checking myself to get my brave pants on and make new friends here instead of hiding.

I am really good at hiding.

Introverts appreciate good friendships, we just aren’t necessarily skilled at the niceties to get them started.

Or, maybe I am just not skilled at the nice part. Heh.

Tonight I will rest at home while Nathan drives our nieces Billie and Jessica home, so that I can function as well as possible on Monday.

I am sad to see them go so early, but know it is necessary, and am so grateful we had this week together to play while life was still “normal” (mostly).

They made me a “happy picture” to keep by my sick bed, they said. They are “butterfly cells sticking their tongue out at cancer cells because cancer is a bully”. I love them, and I love the picture, and I will definitely keep it close by.


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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