And then something completely unexpected happened... I changed my mind! (ugh!) Okay, it wasn't completely unexpected (to me). I'd been having some jitters over the whole thing for the past couple of days. Basically there are still a couple of family things going on that I thought I was okay about missing but apparently not. So after sitting in the terminal for about 45 minutes we got up and left and went to the girls' final dance recital (the pictures earlier were from their dress rehearsal).
Also, my son is having a bit of a hard time with the idea of the girls and me leaving. He has to stay here with Dad until mid-May and school is out. Being the oldest he has experienced the hardest parts of being a military kid already with the overseas move, moving once a year and a deployment. Believe me being a part of the military really is hard at times and requires a lot of sacrifices no matter how old you are. But, we had a really good talk last night and I think he will be alright when we finally do leave. It will be hard, though, which makes it hard for me to go.
But I have to admit I've already started looking at the flight lists. There is at least one flight leaving this week (so far) that is CONUS bound. I don't know if I'll be on it but I feel comfortable saying I will make it to the states sooner rather than later. I'm seriously ready to ride off into the sunset! ...well, ride off to the xc course at least!