Well, we sent her on her way this morning. Saying goodbye at the airport was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. It was so hard to let go of her knowing that it will be 18 months time before I see her again. I am going to miss her so much. She is one of my best friends. I love to spend time with her. I love the person she has become and I am so very proud of her. She was nervous about leaving but she held it together pretty well. She did not shed a tear until we started to hug her. She was so brave and so mature. But, the actual goodbyes were hard. As she stood there before me a part of her looked like a lost little girl. Then, in another glance, I saw an amazingly strong young lady ready to conquer the new challenges that will be placed before her. I find comfort in knowing that she will not be alone. I know our Heavenly Father will be with her. I know that there are angels surrounding her. I know she will always have someone watching over her, its just hard that I can't be the one to do that. I will pray for her every single day and I hope that she will draw strength from those prayers. I pray that she will feel our everlasting love for her while she is away from home. May God protect her always!!!