Posted in Family permalink

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.


Mom — 2 Comments

  1. I guess the book I was writing to you wasn’t meant to be sent as my iPad died as I was getting ready to send it.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this heart wrenching time of grieving and doing what needs to be done, even though you may feel raw and empty on the inside. Again, I am available if there is anything I can do to help you. I know the loss of losing a parent, especially a dear mother. I miss my mother every day and she passed over 15 years ago. You have many loving friends surrounding you as we’ll as a wonderful husband.

    Though we haven’t communicated much over the past years, I have always considered you a friend and have kept up with your life through your posts. I was so upset that I missed your wedding, I so wanted to be there. I do have your mothers going away party on my calendar and I will be there for you and her. She was always do nice to me the few times I was Blessed to see her. I regret I did not get to know her better, but that was your time to grow in your relationship with her and for that I am truly happy for you.

    I do not want years to pass again for us to be in each others company. I want to renew our friendship once more and get to know you better than before. I want to see this woman and get to know the new and improved Emily whom God has transformed into such an amazing and truly talented woman. I have always been in awe of your intelligence and compassion for life and have missed that over the years. I miss the funny texts you would send, you have such a good humor. I don’t have many I consider “true friends”, but you are one of those I put in that category. I know alot of people but not friends. Rhonda has been my bestest friend for almost 20 years now, but since she moved to Tulsa and got married, we don’t get to spend much time together. It was great when we were working together, I loved my job and though we usually only seen each other in passing at work, we got along great. She does have a lot of friends who visit her and who she spends time with, I have just been so ill over the past few years that I don’t get out as much as I used to. After my illness the end of October/beginning of November, I have very much become a home body. Getting older sucks because your body tends to turn against you and I just have not recovered as quickly as I have in the past. Though my doctors told me it could be months before I get my energy back. I have like zero energy these days but am making myself get up and move and do things that have to be done. I don’t recall if you had ever been to my house, but it used to be a disaster. With the help of my kids and their spouses, it is beginning to shape up and look more like a home rather than a hoarders home. It still needs lots of work but Obama slowly getting it together, at least I am no longer ashamed to invite guests over.

    Again, I have tons of Kleenex, paper towels and toilet paper if you need them to accommodate having so many in your house during this time, please let me know if you need any of these items. I will be out and about today and could bring them while I am out. I will do whatever you need or want me to do, even if it is helping to pack the things in your mothers house for you or cleaning your house to take that burden off of you. I feel compelled to do something. I would drop by any way with these things, but I have no clue what your address is as you have never shared that with me.

    Love you, my friend, and praying for comfort and understanding for you and your family. You are truly a wonderful and special person and I feel my life has been better for having befriended you, just sorry I haven’t tried harder to be a better friend to you.

    Much love to you and Nathan. I am excited about getting to meet this wonderful man who has won your heart.


    Your friend from the past


  2. Such a beautiful picture of your mom. I have always thought you looked like a younger version of her.