On that day, the “swabs” (what they are called until the end of the summer) had their phones confiscated and we were only able to communicate with him through handwritten letters --- the old fashioned way! Trina and I wrote every day, and we were blessed to receive two lengthy letters from him. As of this past Friday, August 16, Carey successfully completed “Swab summer” and on Monday the 18th will be officially received along with his class into the core of cadets at USCGA. And so begins what is known as 4th class year, with classes beginning in about a week after a lot of administrative in-processing.
Evangelist, Teacher, Writer,
Husband, and Father