Thank you for sharing your incredible, difficult, journey with everyone. Your family has been an inspiration to me and to many more I'm sure. I can almost feel the anxiety you must have knowing you will be leaving Jack in a new place and heading home, even though he is well equipped and confident. As for the person sitting next to you on the plane, just say the words "left son at college" and if they are a parent who's gone through it, they will more than understand. When I left my daughter at college (only 5 hours away), I cried for two hours! It does get better. Through your journal entries, I feel I have come to know Jack and your family a bit and I am so impressed with Jack's outlook and attitude. I don't know many 16 year old young men that would have handled this the way Jack has appeared to handle it. Quite the family you have. Good luck to you, Jack, and to your family as you enter this new phase of life!