I have not slept well the last two nights, with pain and fevers keeping me awake. Because the surgery was on my belly, but also in my hips and back, I must change positions frequently (which is painful enough), and it is hard to get settled. I did finally sleep a few hours in the chair this morning, but really want to sleep at night.

This is the good news, though: today is the sabbath and they are bringing me sacrament! I wanted to be ready as I could, being sure I was loving Nathan well and at peace with my kids and showered and clean. I even got dressed for the first time since surgery! I did my best, and am as prepared as I can be.

Nathan plays violin with the choir today, so went early to practice. He recorded practice for me, so I can hear him play and listen to it while I read an ensign article my friend told me about this month, about a lady whose spouse was diagnosed with cancer.

I will probably fall asleep while I wait, but at least I am thinking about it, and at least I am dressed and prepared as can be. I am so excited for sacrament to come today! I really need it and the strength it gives!


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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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