I am feeling a bit conflicted today. I sent my oldest daughter off for a two week visit to Germany. I know she will have a lot of fun and it is going to be a great learning experience. I am always a bit concerned when my children are far away and I have no control over their decisions, even though there are people taking care of them on the trip She is going to graduate from high school next year, so this is a small taste of the future. I think that is hard to let the first child fly the nest and be on their own. These feeling are something that I am going to have to deal with over the next year so I can let her go blossom on her own.