“…and So It Goes”

With my older son away at college, I’ve been heartened by the maturing and strengthening of the bond between us despite his “new normal.” Still, I sometimes lapse into moments of self-reflection as to our earlier years of attachment struggles, further reassuring me with hope for the future and our relationship.

Author Gary Matloff's two sons, adopted from Brazil as older children, home together for Thanksgiving

My older son is off at college, and I’ve been heartened to see that his “new normal” includes a maturing and strengthening of the bond between us. I look back to the day I met him, just over eight years ago, and our years of attachment struggles, even as I look to his future, and ours, with hope.

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