Saturday started way too early!! Pam barely fell asleep about 2 am, Kaitlyn woke up at 3 am from a bad dream, Wendy got up at 4 am to get ready for her long flight, Dave got up at 5 am to get ready for the day. We left for the airport at 6 because Wendy had to be there by 715 to catch her flight to Atlanta at 915. We had time before leaving for Dave to give Wendy a father's blessing, such sweet words and a few tears. We made it to the airport in plenty of time, got Wendy checked in, checked her bags and get her to security. We hugged her good-bye, told her we love her and sent her on her way. We waited for her to get through security and waited for her to turn and wave. She walked through security and didn't see her after that. I think she was afraid she would start crying (she has to be brave ya know) if she waved good-bye to us. That was a very hard thing for us to do, sending her on her way to live her life. She is very excited about going to live with Grandpa and Grandma.
We are so grateful for loving parents who are so willing to let the girls live with them, when they can't move around the world with us. We love them so much and can never repay the generosity they have shown toward us and our family.
After leaving the airport we went home so we could take naps. At lunchtime we took off for our journey to the commissary in Chievres. The drive down is beautiful and long. We actually managed to make it back home without haveing to go ALL the way AROUND Brussels like we have in the past. Thank goodness for a map, we were finally able to get one yesterday. Traveling is so much better with a map!!!
During dinner we got a phone call from the missionaries letting Dave know what time their appointment was tonight with a new member. He totally forgot that he was gonna do that tonight!!! It's okay though, it's keeping him busy so he doesn't cry all night.
Kaitlyn and I are watching a movie and spending quality time together. I don't think Wendy being gone has really hit us yet. Yeah, we are sad, but we haven't broke down and shed any serious tears yet. It might be Monday morning when I actually take Kaitlyn to the bus stop for school and then be alone all day.