I remember when we found out that we were stationed in Oklahoma City. I can’t remember what exactly I said, but I know that my face looked a lot like this: -______- When your dad joined the Air Force we had all these dreams of California or Germany. Oklahoma didn’t really sound like the crazy adventure we thought we’d signed up for. I didn’t know about the people. I didn’t know we’d find such supportive and amazing friends. I didn’t know about all the new foods you’d try or all the things we’d be invited to try and do. Whether it’s celebrating Record Store Day, medieval fairs, music festivals, lake trips, farmer’s markets, or just going to little shops in the plaza or the paseo. You are seeing and experiencing so much more here than you would be if we would have had to stick around Keokuk forever. I’m really grateful for that. I’m so happy that you have the people in your life that you’ve met here. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and in your case everybody is truly pulling their weight. We’re lucky, kid. I know that things with your dad and I didn’t exactly go according to plan, but this plan isn’t so bad at all. It’s not what we thought, but you have a ton of quality people in your life. I’m happy that you’ve gotten the chance to know them all. I want you to remember that when things don’t go the way you expected, or even wanted them to go. Sometimes Plan B is better than Plan A ever could have been. And that’s okay too. Carry on and don’t be discouraged if you don’t get your way or things don’t go as planned. Sometimes it’s for the best after all.