Traveling Sabbath

I don’t even know who dropped off gluten free oatmeal blueberry muffins last night, but thank you.

It was exactly perfect, a breakfast for us in the car after getting everyone showered at 5am!


We made it all the way to the Deaf ward, where we like Mary to visit and where my brother has friends.

The baby can’t go in, so I am in the car with her:


Besides this, the Vivians brought us dinner last night, and the bags was a picnic lunch for our family today, snacks for our trip to Cincinnati, and an oatmeal breakfast ready for the crockpot overnight tonight – which was also exactly perfect for tomorrow.  

Tomorrow morning we get up early and have to divide and conquer: Nathan and the kids go to the funeral (where Nathan will play violin for my grandad who loved it so much), while I take Mary and the baby to their pre-op appointments.

I am sick enough myself, and just worn out enough, that I don’t even know who all has helped.

Thank you.

After Nathan and the kids and my brother’s family get out of church, we go to the family viewing for my grandad. It will be good for us to gather, even if so very sad.  I am glad, though, for time with my family.

Even if it’s the worst timing for this complicated baby, who stopped breathing again this morning, so we are taking turns with her separately, but doing the best we can with so many things happening at once.

It’s a grey kind of day.

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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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