Guess where we stopped by today, to pick up a surprise turkey and food basket given to us by the United Way agency for the deaf community in Oklahoma!  Mary loves to visit here, and thinks all the Deaf people live inside. It is my other home, of course, and I love these people and miss them greatly while living what feels like far away while busy with so many little ones. We will be sharing the basket with biological families as we have our Thanksgiving visit this week, some of whom would not otherwise get a special dinner.  We are so grateful for love, for family, and for community!

(Costumes were random and optional! That’s just what they decided to wear today from the dress up box!)


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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