I don't think this is ever an easy experience for anyone! Lots of nervous energy. All packed up & got to the airport on time! The ticketing agent allowed Derrick & I to have passes to go to the gate with Hunter. We were all good till it came time for him to line up. Lots of hugs, kisses, tears, more hugs & more tears. Walking away had both mom & dad crying like babies ;)! So PROUD of our boy! I had been thinking a lot lately of just how huge a sacrifice these boys make to spend these two years of their lives living in white shirts & ties & bearing a name tag representing our Savior Jesus Christ & preaching His word to total strangers in a foreign land. HUGE sacrifice. HUGE blessings.