DS left for USAFA this morning. When he left, it occurred to me that USAFA is his home and he was just visiting us. He is planning to go to Peru over spring break with a Peruvian cadet. He may not even come home this summer. While we miss our DS, we are so proud of the young man he has become. He has a handle on his finances. He has a working plan to be an engineer and a pilot. He has 74 days until recognition as an upperclassman. He has done alot in his 19 years and has positioned himself to do much more. We are fortunate that he still occassionally asks for advice (usually about $, taxes, and frequent flier miles) and we talk fairly regularly. This has been quite the rollercoaster ride so far and we're just through the 1st semester! Does this get any easier?