School Lunches

Because they were all fosters before, the kids just ate the free breakfast and lunches at school. It was necessary for us at the time, not just in money savings, but in the time and chaos of having kids come and go every week or so and never knowing who would actually be living here by morning.  Having settled into this family of adopted kids, one of the most exciting changes from their perspective is getting to take their lunch this year (also, they just never asked before).

Yesterday they asked for salad, so I mixed bowls of spinach and mixed greens and kale and carrots and broccoli and sunflower seeds and soy nuts and a tiny bit of cheese, and put a bit of dressing on it. I threw in soymilk and cherries as well.  They loved it!

Today they have pepperoni and mozzarella roll-ups, applesauce, sugar snap peas, peaches we dried ourselves for dessert, and soymilk.  They are so excited, and I love that they are enjoying it.  It makes me so happy, this very tiny piece of a very normal life!


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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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