Karen, once again you blow my mind!!! Am beyond happy and in love with all!!
This year, we won’t have the opportunity to celebrate our high school grads in the traditional way. I am a mom of a 2020 Grad and I am heartbroken for them. It isn’t just about the grad ceremony, it’s about sharing and processing this pivotal time with their friends through final band concerts, sports games, grad fashion shows and bursary evenings. My grad? Well her and her friends are missing each other and the moments of being together that they had imagined.
Beyond the grad rituals, my heart is with these youth who already at a confusing time in their life, they are having to navigate the questions and challenges the pandemic presents them, on top of the usual y contemplation of their future. It is a lot!
Truthfully, I am a little heartbroken for me too actually. I love watching the kids walk across the stage, hearing about their potential plans, and taking in those little heartwarming tidbits their homeroom teachers share. It’s a symbolic day that I have envisioned for years. I am so proud of my daughter, and I wanted that moment to celebrate her, to thank her teachers, to cry with other moms.
However, as we keep saying in our family, we have a home, we are safe, and we are beyond fortunate to be in a community with so much natural beauty and heart. I know our community will come together to make them feel special and supported as they move forward with a bit more uncertainty than they expected as they left the high school halls.
Myself and three of my beautiful photographer friends were talking about what we could offer. I know photos will not replace all the moments we imagined, yet I know. .. well, it is hard to find the words how photos feel. Being photographed feels special and having those photos will bring joy, now and in the years to come. It will help us celebrate them.
I look forward to creating and celebrating with you. Thank you for your support.