Juergen and I got up at 5am. I made the coffee, and he packed the car. Everyone but Jessica got up to say goodbye. I didn't ask the kids to do that, they wanted to. I think that's sweet. There was not much time to say goodbye, just a few long hugs. Nicole and I both cried as the car pulled away. I had no words. I just wish we didn't live so far apart. I thank God for the time we had together. I hope to make a trip to America soon. I value the company of my family. Juergen drove them to Frankfurt and checked them in. They were to have the last row in the plane (3 seats). And Dad's wheel chair was to be lifted directly to the plane. Hopefully it's a more comfortable flight. They are already on their way. My brother will pick them up. They will have jet lag. I think they will need to rest a few days before Mom is able to drive home. I have spent the whole morning eating chocolate and watching a garden DVD. I am pretty sad. But I'll be ok in a few days.