I cried when I found out Parents’ Weekend was cancelled this year.
I completely understand the rationale behind this difficult decision. Of course a college can’t welcome hundreds of eager parents onto a campus they’ve worked so hard to safeguard for their students well-being. I am fully aware each one of us, simply longing to see the children we miss so much, unwittingly carries with us the risk of illness, the threat of contagion.
But still I cried when I found out our daughter’s college had cancelled Parents’ Weekend this year due to COVID-19. What was to be my very last first Parents’ Weekend with my very last child.
I cried because I know what I’ll be missing.
And I cried because I’ll never have this opportunity again.
2 thoughts on “I’m Sad That There Won’t Be Parents’ Weekend This Year”
This article is very touching. I can picture your daughter going off to college AND I can picture your reaction. It is a bittersweet time for all of you. Wishing you only sweet times in the future.
Sylvia, thank you so much for your kind words. It’s a bittersweet time indeed. I’m so excited for my big kids, and definitely a little sad for me. Hoping for smoother days ahead. For all of us. ❤️