Expression

I was in Tulsa for 12 hours today, starting the morning out super early at St. Francis Hospital, and ending with children on a playground. I got home in time to kiss my babies and tuck them in, delight in piles of clothes for the kids, and rattle off girl-style to Nathan to chatter every bit of my day in three minutes or less, for I missed him very much all day today.

I am exhausted, and too tired for typing words, but have words to share.

Mostly, I think, being in Tulsa all day made me sentimental.  I miss you guys.

I know I am in the right place for me at this time, but I soaked in all of Tulsa that I could today.

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I do not have the energy or strength or focus tonight to caption that for you.

Welcome to my world.

It’s simple, though.  I say it’s a hard day.  I say there’s lots to share.  I talk about the cancer scare, that surgery was successful, and that I hope I keep improving.  I say we moved to Bartlesville to be closer to my husband’s parents.  I say we may be adopting two foster kids.  Maybe?

I say that getting answers about what has been wrong with me the last few years explains more than just this most recent surgery, and I am glad to finally have answers so that I can be finally well instead of all these weird medical crises happening again and again every so often.  It is good to have answers, and that feels better.

I do want to be well, and am grateful now to have that chance, and for the love of good friends who by their example show me – and many others – the love of God.

Thank you.

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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