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.