Seniors, I know that it felt like the walls came crashing down the last couple months of YOUR year. Thus far, this has been your life for the past four years... seeing friends daily, dances, sports, and hanging out.
I know this pandemic sucked, but I am here to tell you one thing. Once all of this is over and you move into the next phase of life, it won't matter.
You will look back and realized what mattered most were the people closest to you. The basketball game will soon be forgotten and next year's team will be the new kids on the block playing now, the dance with the date you had been dying to go with will still be in your life if they truly matter and have the desire to be.
Your Senior year is supposed to be the year to celebrate you and this huge milestone in your life, but let's also look at this as the time that you had the opportunity to keep your family healthy and safe. To make it through the storm with those you loved the most.
Perhaps you and a sibling were drifting apart, but this time spent together brought you back and deepened the relationship and made you realize how much you need them in your life. You now see them through a different perspective.
The passing time and missed opportunities to be social were hard, but I promise the friends that matter most are still here now and they will be forever if that is how it is supposed to play out.