Round-Ups

I got off work a little early tonight, and so actually got to have a stay-home-date with my husband!


He made us some Korean food, which he knows how to do from his two year mission there, and I am grateful because it is delicious.


Tomorrow is my first complete day off, not scheduled to work at either hospital, for the first time since October.  I am so excited.  There are a thousand things I want to do, but nothing I want as badly as to just spend the day sleeping!  But I know what I will do, and we are all so excited, but you will have to wait and see!

In the meantime, the news on the radio as I drove home said that immigration started doing round-ups in Texas tonight, and that it is going to start in Oklahoma as well.  Regardless of politics, this issue is near to our heart after working so hard to get a green card for our oldest daughter.  We don’t talk about her much because she is grown and can tell her own story, but we love her, and watch out for her, and care about her and her family and friends.  So tonight I posted this to her Facebook page, so that she and her family and friends would be sure and know their rights.

I am so relieved that her green card finally came through, and I hope her family is being safe.

In other news, I found out I cannot get the new cochlear implant “eggs” that I got to try on because they are SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH.   I can get a $2,000 credit voucher if I turn in my old white ones from when I first got my implants, but that would still be twelve thousand dollars!  No, thank you.  I will stick with the weight of the world hanging off my ears for right now.  My turn will come soon enough, maybe, or not, but I am okay.  Disappointed, but okay.

Know what is even more exciting?  Sherlock Holmes on Netflix.  Oh my goodness!  Nathan found it and we watched it for our date night, and it was so good!  I love it so much!  We enjoyed the time together in the quiet evening, and I am grateful just to be close enough to hold his hand after this very intense year.

I am also excited to play with the children tomorrow!  We have such big plans!  It’s going to be so great!  I already packed the car and everything, even our food.  I can’t wait!

I don’t know how I will sleep between that excitement, and being all stirred up from Sherlock Holmes, but maybe I think I am exhausted enough that sleep will come!

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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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