My friend took a video of her little boy in the dining room, surrounded by his plush toys and action figures. Her voice was a mixture of sadness and joy. "Are those your little friends Wahab? Are they here to celebrate your Graduation ceremony today?"
She went on to tell family and friends that Wahab had his last video call with his teachers and classmates that day. Wahab wiggled shyly and smiled as his Mom spoke.
His graduation had been cancelled due to Covid-19 as soo many other events around the world. From Kindergarten to 5th grade to 8th Grade Junior High, Seniors graduating from High School and of course, college grads.
A lot of families are struggling with the loss of something that many had been looking forward to, some even before their child was born!