I am the parent of a 2021 senior, and I will not give up on this year.
No doubt, my senior and I will grieve.
We will cry.
We will scream.
We will wish.
We will wonder.
But that is not all or most of what we will do. Not even close.
The members of the class of 2021 have not worked all these years to have their graduation year given away without a fight.
We have some idea of what we’re up against. Uncertainty, cancellations, restrictions, changes, inconveniences, and disappointments.
But we will not give these the upper hand.
We will fight.
We will fight for celebration and hope and joy and laughter and ceremonies and milestones and ordinary days and the future.
I am the parent of a rising senior, and I am not giving up on this year.
I’m giving it—and, so much more so, my senior—every chance to light us up and lift us up.