Early yesterday morning we drove our daughter and future son-in-law back to San Francisco Airport to board their flight destined for Georgia. Another approximate 6 months to complete AIT.
Having our daughter home for Christmas was absolutely wonderful. Meeting her boyfriend and then having him ask my Master (her father) for her hand in marriage was for sure a memorable moment. We really like him.
It's hard being separated from a child.
The drive to the airport seemed to take forever, yet it's only an hour and a half from us. They could have flown into Sacramento, maybe 20 minutes away from us, but the tickets to fly into S.F. was cheaper. And so that's what they did. We did the same thing when we went to her boot graduation in October.
They slept in the van on the way to the airport, we listened to CD's and talked. There were some moments of silence, wandering minds, knowing we'd be hugging her g'bye soon.
And we did soon enough
Love ya, Rikki
Back in the Army again.