Temple Trip

Hi, this is Nathan standing in for Emily today.

We are home tonight enjoying some rest after a trip to the temple in Oklahoma City. We went with my parents as well as Five and Toddler.

Our plan was to alternate childcare so that we and my parents could each attend a session. But instead what happened is a sweet friend of the family, whom I have known since I was young, showed up and said she had felt like she needed to come perform some kind of service at the temple today. She saw us and offered to look after the kids, so that we could attend together with my parents. We’re so grateful she was listening to the promptings of the Spirit.

There is nothing better than being together with the woman I love as we enjoy the sweet spirit and peace of the house of God.

Emily had packed a lunch for us, so we ate and then hit the road again.

On our way back through Tulsa, we stopped to visit a dear friend in the hospital, who is recovering well from a heart procedure. Beyond just being motivated by our love for her, it was also a good opportunity for Five to experience visiting a hospital, so that he has an idea of what to expect.

But now we’re home, enjoying some quiet time and the dinner my parents provided. Emily’s favorite salad is the strawberry chicken salad from Panera–except we don’t have one here in town. But what my parents brought from Braum’s was the closest copy she’s ever tasted and she was very exited about it.

This was the most Emily has spent awake and active for the past couple weeks, and even she is admitting it was perhaps too much. She’s a bit feverish, but in bed and taking it easy.


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.


Temple Trip — 2 Comments

  1. You are all amazing and inspiring and my prayers are constantly with you all for whatever you need, want, dream of, hope for, or or or. I love you. LaShelle