Everything seemed to be fine and no problem until it came time to drop Larry off at the airport. Funny how real the fact that he was deploying for 1 year became. That was the worst. In fact, Saturday slowly became a day that seemed to have lasted forever. The dread of the inevitable was upon us.
We packed all Larry's stuff that he had been "staging" for 2 weeks. We had to fit everything he would need for 1 year in two Army issue duffel bags. That was fun. In fact, we didn't quite make it. We unpacked, decided what I could ship to him later and packed again.
Then we had one last minute computer lesson on his new camera, downloading photos, emailing photos, and saving everything to a thumb drive. That seems to bring out the best in both of us :) I am sure he got it all. The proof will be in the results. I'll keep you posted.
Aaron, Mikie, Larry and I went to dinner in town and then off to San Francisco Airport for his 11:20PM departure. No one likes goodbyes, especially when they are for such a long period of time. So that was tough. We all were sad and actually leaving was so hard. I am so thankful that the boys were able to be there. It was so comforting riding home with them and sharing our feelings with each other.