We slept in, got cleaned up, finished the final packing and then headed off for a nice lunch together. We went to Sizzler because missionaries eat free there on Wednesdays.
I was fine, no tears shed, no nervousness or anxiety. We drove up to the MTC and there were a lot of cars, families, and missionaries. We were directed to a spot at the curb to unload our missionary and his bags. Just as we come up to the curb I start to get teary-eyed. I start crying when I open my car door. There is a host missionary to greet us and he comments to me that it is natural to cry (duh). I turn to Zac who had just gotten out of the minivan and I say, "I'm already crying and I haven't even hugged you yet." We hug, all of us are now out of the minivan giving Zac hugs and helping to get the luggage out.
I was worried with the new system that I would feel rushed and not able to give a proper good-bye. Our hosts were relaxed and patient while we took some pictures. They chit-chatted a bit about how long they have been in the MTC and where they are going on their mission. Then is was, "Alright, are you ready Elder?" and off they went.
A few more tears shed as we drove away, but I've been fine. Kyle and I both sent emails to Zac but we have yet to hear from him. If you'd like to email him... firstname.lastname@example.org