First, sacred books and a select few favorites from our entire library room that we will miss:

Second, food!

Third, school stuff!  We continue homeschooling on days they are not at school, and after PreK assessments we decided to wait for Anber and Barrett.  Barrett needs more time academically, and may get an IEP for fetal alcohol syndrome.  Anber was not ready emotionally or socially, even though she was academically, and they said it’s better to wait than to push her.  So they will stay home another year with Kyrie, then go straight to Kindergarten.

Fourth, games!  This keeps them busy after they are done “helping” while Mama and Papa finish up unpacking that load.

It’s really happening!  They love the new house, and they are helping lots.  We are wisely settling and sorting and shifting into our new family life without fostering!

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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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