Eight Plus Two is Ten

The back room is all cleaned out of my exercise things and Nathan’s craft supplies, and my niece Sarah is all moved in.  She just graduated high school, and got a fancy nonprofit job with developmental disabilities.  She is getting married next winter, and we thought having her with us would give her time to save money and get some real life experience with some of the kinds of challenges our kids face everyday.  She is not their nanny, and still working her job, but will be doing all their daily physical and occupational and speech therapy homework exercises for me.  She will also be going to all the doctor appointments with me, to learn more there.  It will be so good for her, and such a help to me.  We are excited for her to join us for the summer!

In other news, we have a two year old foster girl just for the weekend, until she can go to her kinship placement.  It’s been a log time since we had any extras!

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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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