I am a Child of God

This week our big projects were waiting until everyone has finished before asking for seconds and dessert, being kind to each other, and the sixes now have to do restitution after time out (doing something kind for someone they hurt, etc.).  They worked so hard!

They were also super good all during conference, playing mostly quietly with the children’s church books and busy books that we bring, and no one pooped in their pants in the car even though we had fruit for dessert at lunch.  That’s big news in our house!

Since we have new boys who are staying, we thought we would do a classic song for them to learn.  Kirk has it down, both in lyrics and in sign, while Barrett is one of the best singers we have but doesn’t yet use his signs except when it is just me around.  But they are both learning quickly!

So here’s what we did tonight, to practice focusing on Sabbath-fun-activities that still make this day special.  It was the kids idea, to do another video, but to do a church song since it was Sunday.

I was proud, and loved their idea, which was way better than their first idea, which was to make a video making fun of me noticing a spider drop down in front of me during the middle of my talk at conference today!

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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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