A Different Later

When I end a conversation by saying "See ya later!" I usually mean about a day or so, maybe as long as a week. But as I see my friends here at Campbell for the last time before I head to Peace Corps in Mongolia "later" actually means two years from now at the earliest. What do you say to people when you know you won't see them for months or years? I guess you tell them that you love them, that you will be thinking of them, and that you will miss them. You tell them how much they mean to you and how much you have enjoyed your experiences with them. For everything else you don't know how to say, you smile at them, hug them, kiss them and know that they are probably having a hard time thinking of how to say everything too.