We have all done better today as far as our tear. Trying to hold them back and not set others off I think. That doesn't mean they don't sneak out when nobody is looking.
Amber had gone out to a friends party for a bit and was partly surprised to find us still up working, she joined in and gave a couple things to Mikel from using on her mission that we forgot. We got everything packed and he was slightly over the weight limit but we decided to just leave it and deal with it the next day if it was truly overweight.
This morning the kids all woke up to say goodbye to Mookie. Zane would not hug him. I had to bribe him to even get near him. His way of coping but I knew that could crush Mikel. I think if Zane didn't have a hard time at all it would crush Mookie even more though because those two are so close. AND Mookie got to put his first sticker on his chart!
Time to load up and go pick up the travel documents, grab a quick breakfast, and get to the airport.
Got the travel document and all is there and in order! WAHOO to the Airport!
After that it was time to say goodby. I asked a nice TSA agent to take our picture and then it hit that this was it. I smiled and hugged my boy, refusing to let tears come and send him off that way. He would have totally lost it if I would have cried. I have NO doubt about it.
Sure going to miss him!
So I have been keeping myself busy with work, wedding stuff and of course updating his blog, reading other South Africa Missionary blogs, and last but not least tracking his flight!