Date Night

We knew today would be long and intense, so we had our favorite game to play together while we waited. We try not to be disrespectful to the severity of the mood, or mock the struggles of the waiting families, but it is a very long wait and precious time for the two of is just to be together:


I did take off my fancy court hair as soon as we were out, and startled the lady getting in the car next to us. That was kind of awesome.

We had plans to take Keyssie to dinner and a movie, but she was not home! We couldn’t believe she wasn’t home, when we even called her this morning to remind her we were coming. I brought a new phone to give her and everything! That girl!

It means, though, we got a surprise dinner date just us!


We called her after dinner, and she was so glad we tried again. She had worked late and missed us, and thought we left without her. So we ran back to her place again and picked her up for the movie!

And I wish I could have recorded her squeal when she saw her phone:


And, because we gave her a new phone, that was the end of chatting with her:


Gotta love teenagers, even if they are the grown-up ones.

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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