I am sorry I forgot to call you back. I am sorry I don't call you anymore. I am sorry my head is sometimes too full to remember obligations that used to seem so important. I'm sorry I look distant and uninterested. I'm sorry if I turn down your kind offers to help. I am sorry if you feel left out. I am sorry my priorities shifted so rapidly and drastically that you are confused by the new me.
I am not sorry that my priorities have shifted. I am not sorry that I eat, sleep and breathe autism. I am not sorry that I spend my free time researching ways to help my child. I am not sorry that my brain is full; because so many of the things filling my brain are wonderful. I am not sorry she chose us. I am not sorry her sister is learning patience, and empathy and a love that cannot be compared. I am not sorry that she has autism.
I'm not sorry.
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)