Dear Mary, Alex, Kirk, Barrett, Anber, Kyrie, and Papa,

I am at the airport and you are still asleep!  Thank you to Papa for helping me wake up three hours early so I could be on time.  I got to the airport at 430 this morning, without any troubles – except that I thought I was parking close but it turned out to be the wrong end.  Silly Mama!

I paid $35 to check our suitcase full of book, and was grateful to Grandma and Grandad for their help in this endeavor.  Please pray our suitcase gets all the way to New Orleans right away so that we can sell lots of books.  I had to carry my backpack of clothes, my tube of posters, and my purse with my lunches for this week.  

When I took them through security, I saw my friend Jared Anderson, who was in my ward where I got baptized five years ago.  How funny is that?  He as busy working hard making sure the airport is safe.  It is his mother who gave you most of your school uniforms.

I was glad to be through security and able to rest for a minute.  I spent another $5 to buy some yogurt for breakfast, using the gift card left from checking my bag.  I also got some water to have with me on the airplane.

My yogurt has strawberries and blueberries and a tiny bit of granola, do you see?

Now it is 5:30, and you are still asleep!  I prayed for you this morning, and I read 2 Nephi 28.  Here is what it said:

That means nothing is more important than loving and caring for each other, just as Heavenly Father loves us.  I know He loves us so much!  You are so important to Him, and to me.

My plane is here!

I have to get on my plane right as you are waking up, so I will miss talking to you this morning.  But Papa will show you this, and I left you surprise notes on the table!  Go find them!

I love you!

Love, Mama

P.S.  Papa will show second graders how to write back to me if you want.  Have a good day!

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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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