On Our Way

Today was crazy: Mary went for surgery at 4am, and didn’t get out until nearly 2pm.

We got her settled and home and I went back to work and lost time doing notes.  We had to rush to DHS, with only minutes to spare, to sign the final adoption papers! We barely made it!  Poor sweet Mary.  Now it’s all done, she’s adopted, just like that, and we should have a court date to finalize in a few weeks.  I can’t believe it!

We got the house as decent as we could, the van loaded with our backpacks and food, and headed off for the next surgery – from one to the other.


Mary slept the whole way, of course, and we didn’t get very far with such a late start. I had to finish work, though, and Nathan did, too, and we wanted to be sure Mary was doing well enough.  Just getting on the road is the hard part, though, so at least we got a start.

Each stop is literally next door to a hospital, just in case for either girl, and we are checking in to report sats as we go.

Otherwise, it would almost seem like a normal vacation!

We even brought our travel backpack full of Lincoln logs!

We had snacks in the car, so a late dinner worked for us.  We had spaghetti we made at home from our jars of tomatoes and peppers, with mushroom noodles. The kids thought it was hilarious to have a spaghetti picnic out of cups!


The baby just played and played, glad to be out of the car seat!

She was so busy I couldn’t even get a picture of her face.

I don’t know why her cabbage patch doll is dressed in a skunk costume!

Mary just slept, of course, and now it is finally my turn!



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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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