My Card From Five

I got this card from five:


And on the inside, according to five, the card says this:

Dear Mama,
I thought my shark would eat all your cancer for you and rescue you. But now I don’t want my shark to eat your cancer because I don’t want my shark to die. That’s what I learned about cancer. So I am sorry to tell you the bad news but the doctor will cut your tummy and take that cancer out because it is really bad stuff. Then I am sorry to tell you this is called surgery. And also I can visit you at the hospital. And also when you come home you will need to be very quiet and still because you might be very tired. And I am sorry to tell you please don’t throw up on me. Maybe use the trash. And I am sorry to tell you that if your hair comes out, you will be bald as a doorknob. So I hope you whisper to the angels. Because you promised to be my mom. And make me do homework. I love you. And don’t forget I am your favorite five year old. (Toddler) is nice, too, but she screams a lot. So I will take care of daddy while you are gone, but he can take care of the screamer baby. You are hilarious, mom. This will be delicious.

Then he said, “I had to scribble like that because cancer is ugly bad news.”


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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.


My Card From Five — 7 Comments

  1. Oh, my goodness! That child of yours brought tears to my eyes with his words. So much love!!