The last two nights have been so much better! I still have to get all the way up just to turn over every couple of hours, but I am able to go back to sleep. I also have not had any more fevers in two days.

Getting so much sleep means I wake feeling stronger, which brings more normal. I can help dress my children, and feed them breakfast, and cook my own oatmeal. I am awake for my scripture study, and get to do a little Hebrew each morning.

My favorite part, though?

Nathan taking me for a walk. Even if I can’t go far yet, and even if I am slow as anything, it feels amazing to be out of the house and in the fresh air. I love and need the sunshine on my skin, and to move felt glorious – excepting the part about living at the top of a hill.

So now I will nap. Again.

But it was a good bit of normal, and that counts for something.


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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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