Thanks Ladies for all your encouraging words about D being gone. It's really been a tough couple of days. I have not slept and had an almost panic attack! Now this is the 6th tour he's been on, I'm not a newbie to this. It helped when I talked to another choir mom tonight, she said she has been having the same reaction this time. We decided it's because this is there first winter tour. Usually they tour only during the summer months. All I know is that I'll be glad when Sunday at 9:30pm rolls around! And oh yeah, this is one of those awesome opportunities for him. He had to come up through the ranks of the training choirs for 2 years until he got promoted up to the Concert choir which is the travel choir. We knew the choir would be able to take him places and give him opportunities to travel and meet people that he would never have otherwise. Traveling is handled very professionally. The whole music staff goes and only 1 or 2 parents and then they have to be in the medical field. So, they always have a nurse or doctor traveling with them. He has been all over the southeast, the southwest, and Ireland. He has sung for Governors and Senators. He has performed in Cathedrals here and abroad and even at Fort Sumter. His choir has been taped for an upcoming PBS program. One of the highlights for me as a parent was last summer when they recorded "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" with Casting Crowns for their Christmas CD that came out this past Oct. If I knew how to download from YouTube, I would have done it for you all to hear. To know that he is on a CD that will last through the ages, on a song with so much meaning and sooooo much beauty, just touches my heart. It took a month before I could listen to it without crying. I guess you can tell how proud I am of him. And his father is proud beyond measure for his accomplishments with the choir. Big Daddy has put in alot of time helping with the activities of the choir and has loved it. Big Daddy doesn't sing, but his oldest does, and BD so enjoys it. I do sing, so I always take full credit for D's talent, LOL!! Thanks for listening to the rambling, as I said before, I'll be glad for tomorrow!