We are all being affected by the events happening, now with schools being closed. I see post after post of parents worrying. But the posts that are getting me the most are the ones for Year 11’s. Where Mums and Daughters have been out shopping for Prom dresses and now all upset that this will not be happening.
As your children face the end of another chapter in their lives. Where they leave Year 11 and head off to new horizons. This should be a time for exam stress and worry, and the excitement of the end of year prom.
This is something, I looked forward to with C, ever since she left year 6 and was heading off to her new chapter. But this was stolen from us, where one term into Year 7, she became ill.
She suffers with ME and Fibromyalgia, plus now an added illness which we do not know what it is and having tests. She has even been admitted to hospital.
While I see posts of Mums and Daughters out shopping for prom dresses, I sat almost grieving that this is something we will not be doing. But I have smiled and liked the posts and commented on them as friends do. Not once has anyone asked after our situation.
Now, with the schools closed I am seeing post after post, of Mums upset that proms are now cancelled. Mums upset over their child missing out on what is a big event. I get it I really do.
This is how myself and C have been feeling for a long time, all the things she has missed. I have only spoken to other parents going through the same with their child who is housebound or bedbound. As they are the ones who truly understand.
While you mourn the what should be, just take time for those around you going through what we go through day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.