I wasn’t particularly happy when my son came home and told me that he was going to join the military.
To be honest, I wanted him to have a job in an office.
I didn’t want my baby to ever work a hard day in his life. He chose the military as his profession and I didn’t understand his decision. I tried to persuade him to change his mind, but ultimately I gave up and let him choose a future that he wanted. He moved around a lot for the first couple of years and then he settled down in a small city about 2 hours West of Denver. I decided to go to Denver last year to stay for two weeks. I stayed with a friend that lives in a retirement community in Denver. My son wanted me to stay with him, but I wanted to be in the city with my friends. I think my son understood. He came to visit several times while I was in Denver. My son was very surprised when he found out that I was using recreational marijuana products. It’s not as if it was a secret, but it was information that I had not previously shared with my son. I did not want him to have ill feelings towards me and I did not know his opinion on recreational marijuana. We had a very frank and honest discussion while I was in town and the two of us have a better relationship now than we ever did in the past.