We didn’t get this essay up in time for Mother’s Day, but this piece by Alysia Abbott (author of last year’s Mother’s Day essay “A Mother’s Lament”) stands timeless as she looks squarely at the day-to-day love and work of mothering a child with autism and developmental disabilities.

“That You’ll Understand” (right-click to download)

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Alysia Abbott is a freelance writer currently living in Cambridge, Mass. She’s working on a memoir of her father to be published by Norton called FAIRYLAND.


2 Responses to That You’ll Understand

  1. Eva says:

    I loved this so much I’m about to listen to it again..

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    Eva – I listened twice, too. Alysia Abbott’s honesty blew me away.


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