Jason said later that his father had left his mom when he was at an age too young to remember, and that Margaret had found Sam at an age when he was too old to care.   What worried me that night wasn’t anything having to do with Jason, nor his mom, nor Sam.  Rather, it was the attitude he’d adopted, a reflection of his father’s, which trained him how reject his mom in the same manner.  I’d met Jason’s dad weeks before, and realized he’d become his father’s son, in ways I’m not really sure he knew.  It made me wonder when he’d begin treating me the same way they both treated his mom.

Jason and Sam