Yesterday my husband took his oath of office and was commissioned as an officer to serve as a chaplain in the United States Navy. This has been almost a two year process and we are excited for this day to finally be here. I am proud to stand with my husband as we move forward on a new journey.
Our local boy scout troop presented the colors.
Chris Ferguson, Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-4) USMC (Ret.), administered the ceremony. Chris is a member of our congregation and has been a mentor to Joseph through this process.
Joseph’s father, here to Joseph’s left (above photo), is also a retired Marine. I am so thankful he was able to take part in this special day.
Having gone before these men and women prayed over Joseph as he soon goes forth.
And so a new journey begins for him and the rest of our family. We do not know yet the exact date Joseph will leave for training or where we will be sent, but we are hopeful that we might know before Christmas.