Driving Away

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
5 min readFeb 27, 2021

Separation from my son during the Covid-19 pandemic

One year ago, on a Saturday, I picked up my son George from the residential treatment center where he is living, and brought him home for the day. We drove through a Starbucks and got a tall Americano for me and a large ice water and two warm chocolate chip cookies for him. We listened to his favorite pop station for the 45 minute ride back to our house. A commercial came on and when I…

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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Writer, Educator, Mom. Disability advocate. Dog Lover. Teaching online workshops on writing + spiritual growth. www.gabriellekaplanmayer.com