I took my last post down. It was long, rambling, and parts of it were preachy. I barely hit on the whole point I was attempting to make, and I apologize. What I should have said simply was this: I messed up. I unintentionally hurt Lilli's feelings. I learned from my mistake, and I will always be learning from this girl.
I want to thank the person who made a general comment on Facebook that made me decide to delete my post. I don't know if it the comment was even directed at me, but it convicted me. I was the one who made the mistake.
I want other people to see me for the real, flawed parent that I am, and maybe find a little hope in our story. I don't want to make other people feel bad. I'm sorry I ranted. When it comes to advocating for kids with special needs, I find it hard to keep it short and sweet.
Tonight instead of writing, I will do what is more important. Lilli asked me if I would help her make Valentines for some very special people in her life.
So glad to do that, Lilli.