CPE, Day One

This was my first morning of my first day back at a desk job in fifteen years.

I know.

Joe v. the Volcano, am I right?

Except this is a safe and good place, provided to me by God, for honest work as well as obedience in fulfilling my chaplaincy requirements.

So far so good this morning, as we start each morning by checking in with all the chaplains as a group to minister to each other and have our own chapel service before starting our day.

Nathan woke me at 515, and I got ready before we woke the children at six for our family prayer and scripture time.  They were ready in time for school, and Nathan dropped off the little ones while I took the second graders.  

The timing was perfect, getting me to work about ten minutes early so I won’t be late and will have time to settle in each morning.  I am grateful.  Nathan, though, got called to turn around and go pick up Anber who was throwing up at school.  We thought we were done with all that!  Poor girl.

So now I am at the hospital, officially a chaplain again, and Nathan is home with a sick child.

So many adventures to our day!

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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