After showing Katie the pictures of Tori’s prom photos, she said, “Was Amber there? I wish I could have been there to take pictures with Tori.” (sad face) I said, “Well Katie, it was such a stressful day. It would have been too much for you. Too much anxiety. I’m so sorry…” She replied, “I could have gone. I’m a very patient kid.” I died… Katie was always the type of child that you could take anywhere. She was so calm and mellow. Even the wilder folks amongst our friends didn’t mind her there. She was such and old soul.
Well, that is gone… She has so much anxiety now, she can barely stand to be away from us while we are even in another room. It makes her physically shake. She can’t move around to express it or get to us, so she cries, or calls for us, or hurts herself trying. All of this while there are people in the room already. It’s not that we’ve abandoned her, she just wants us all there or she worries. It’s heartbreaking…
“You are a patient kid Katie. But your patience is being stolen from you. You deserve so much more. I’m so sorry…”
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