As a rule, I avoid large gatherings and anything resembling a celebration or party. That being said, I was really hoping to be able to watch my son pick up his high school diploma in person.
Instead, it will be only be accessible to the students with the parents being given a link to watch the convocation online.
It is a small disappointment in the face of what so many have lost in the pandemic but I will allow myself a few minutes to wallow in it.
He is my little miracle, the child I didn’t think I could have, the one I nearly lost. We’ve been through a lot together, he and I, and I just wanted to be there.
He’s okay about it. This is all on me.