Anticipatory Grief

The hardest thingabout this next year will beknowing this is the last.The last time I will force himto take a first day of schoolpicture. The last homecoming.The last band concert. Thelast – everything.” A friend of mine said this after I congratulatedher on having a senior thisupcoming year. As I have been through thistwice, I knew what she meant. My 2020 graduate didn’t even get to have all the “lasts”! Anticipatory grief is a hard thing.Knowing you arewalking through things forthe last time seems to makethe sorrow even deeper. I remember my oldestson catching me crying one day his senior […]