I Had My Family Graduation Party On Zoom
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I Had My Family Graduation Party On Zoom

Although this season of my life isn't going exactly the way that I planned, I'm grateful for the way we have been able to adapt and create happy memories despite the challenge of not being together in person.

I Had My Family Graduation Party On Zoom

On the day when my graduation should have taken place, I came home from work to find streamers, flowers, balloons, and some snacks. We were going to have our own, small celebration at my house. This was all very exciting, but I was the most excited to spend some time catching up with my family members on "Zoom".

One of the biggest disappointments of not getting to have a graduation right now is the fact that I don't have the opportunity to get together with my family members as I had planned. However, getting to talk to them-even if it was through a screen, gave me a sense of normalcy that I desperately needed.

For most of the conference, I honestly forgot that we weren't all sitting together in the same room- laughing, eating, and talking as we have on some holidays in the past. Seriously. It was incredible.

Before Covid-19, I think that we took our modern technology for granted. I felt so blessed to be able to easily connect with my family members. On that night, my heart was completely full. While I look forward to the next time that I can see my family in person, the use of technology helped me to still be able to make memories.

I will forever cherish looking at a screen as my uncles childishly taunted each other. I will always smile at the memory of one of my cousins proudly holding up a colorful, well-designed "congratulations" poster for everyone to see. I will never forget how happy I was to have everyone together in that moment.

While this situation definitely wasn't a part of my ideal graduation plan, I am comforted by the fact that we were still able to find a way to be together. It comforts me to know that my family loves me enough to adapt and make the most out of a disappointing situation, and it gives me hope that we as humans will find a way to support each other until we can all be together again.

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