This year we made our way to Oklahoma City for the Christmas Holiday. We hadn’t visited for over a year, and the last time we were there for Christmas was when Isaac and I shocked everyone with our Elopement just days before Christmas proper. We are a spontaneous and fun-loving couple, and that’s the kind of thing we do; but as we age, we try to take a more regulated and mature path to fulfillment.
Oklahoma hasn’t changed dramatically since our last visit. We were able to catch up with a few people, one of whom happens to be my best friend from Alaska; the wonderful Jax Harmon. They were recently sent to Fort Sill in Oklahoma, lucky me! We spent a day at the Science Museum where our kids all happily ran wild, and we were able to trail along behind them, chatting about all the new and old things going on in our lives. It was wonderful, and despite my laryngitis, the time spent with family-friends was energizing.
What a great reunion. Sister-in-law Anna was recently accepted to Medical School (OU, Boomer Sooner!), Ethan got a new kidney and is enjoying all the freedom that good health brings, all the siblings were together for the first time in forever, and Pop-pop and Cece got to enjoy Christmas morning with Margot and Woods. So much to celebrate and rejoice in. I’m glad to be a part of this family, and to have honorary family like the Harmons to share life with. Peace to all in the new year!