My friend, started a site: An Open Apology. Anyone is invited to write and submit a letter. It could be to your ex, your boss, your mom, or even your pet. And…..It can be stone cold serious or full of humor. Whatever helps you get the words out…….
Without further ado, here is the apology letter I submitted.
(RED: Thanks for reading this first and reassuring me that I’m not quite the piece of crap I thought I might be. Well…..not in this instance anyway.)
Mom Apologizes to Son with Down’s Syndrome
Although these words will never meet your ears, I’m apologizing anyway. You are and will always be protected by what I felt that day, in that moment. After all, I’m a mother. I’m your mother. It’s my job to protect you.
Admitting something I’m deeply ashamed of isn’t easy. Even your father doesn’t know this. How could I tell him? He didn’t share my feeling. He didn’t share my fear. I didn’t want to look less in his eyes or risk losing a piece of his heart. But, this isn’t about him. It’s about you and me.
TO READ THE REST, GO TO: Mom Apologizes to Son with Down’s Syndrome
Need some motivation to get your pitiful, sorry, “I should be dead for what I did to you”, thoughts out?
Now go apologize at An Open Apology. You know you screwed up! Go make it right.
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I rmember recently you posted somethng about this – is is the same person?
This is actually my apology letter. Something quite serious for once.
This is quite an idea to be able to openly and for all the world to see apologize for someone. I fear I would have a list. Your apology was brilliant and heart wrenching and I thank you for sharing it.
Thanks so much. I was going to stay anonymous, but after seeing it on the site and reading only a bit of feedback, I decided to own it.
Your letter was spectacular, loving and kind. Maybe a bit to hard on yourself, but I think I understand.
It’s easier to be hard on yourself when you keep it inside. This was good for me and I might push myself down, but I stop kicking after a time.
Thanks so much for reading and enjoying.
This was wonderful to read. I”m still wrapping my head and heart around the emotions you wrote about. There is little doubt there is more love and wonder wrapped around your little man than anything you need to apologize for. I think that this apology is something that your son will come to love and appreciate one day, too….
Thanks for the kind words. It means a lot that it tugged at people’s emotions and ended up having a positive impact.
Spectacular, honest, powerful stuff.
Thanks for saying that. I was so overwhelmed by your praise that it took me this long to compose myself to respond back.
(I wonder if he’s buying this bullshit I’m dishing out….she quietly whispers)
There is no shame in thinking those early thoughts my great friend and to be honest it is easy to see how much you adore your lovely little boy in his smiling and happy face, I think a joy to be his mother is more accurate.
This little snippet gave me a chuckle ‘He returned to Alaska to open his own office. Instead, I was left with Dr. Constipated, who was knowledgeable, and professional, but lacked warmth and personality’… Some doctors are just plain ignorant when it comes down to how a persons feelings but never mind, your son is here, he is healthy and a wonderful little lad too 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of weekend Lorre 🙂
Yes. That doctor was not a people person. I imagine he went into medicine for a love of the dead people he adores….You know…the presidents on all the paper.