Morning Play

When I wake in the morning, most every morning, my OCD boys have made their beds and are playing cars together nicely:


In contrast, almost every morning my homeless girls have dumped out ALL of their toys and flipped their cots (which we are using until the bunk beds arrive tomorrow) to make tents and are bickering over everything and anything – mostly who is the boss.


Kyrie then takes whatever they are fighting over, and brings it to me.

We do this until they get hungry, which gives them motivation to clean up and do their scripture studies and prayers so we can eat and start our day.

Today we start putting away books!

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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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