13 DEC 2010
I hope you’re feeling alright. All of us over here really miss you and grandmother and hope that we can make it out to Texas again and see everybody real soon.
I wanted to mail you a few things from graduation that meant a lot to me and I hope mean a lot to you. You were one of my main inspirations for finishing school – and now continuing my education. In doing all my family research and going to Gonzales this past March I saw what you had to overcome in your own life, and still managed to get through a doctorate program at Texas A&M. I took a lot of inspiration away from all of that and it really did help me get through my undergrad degree. So I wanted to give you my tassel from my cap. It’s not much but I wanted you to have it.
North Georgia is one of six senior military colleges in the country and is “The Military College of Georgia”. It’s a proud tradition they have over here and I was honored to be a military graduate from the school and have served in the ROTC. It was in the ROTC that I felt the Lord’s call to be an Army Chaplain, and so I’m starting seminary at Luther Rice University this coming January and will in the Reserves drilling once a month for the next three years while I get through seminary. Again, it’s not much, but I wanted to send you a “DuBose” name tag from my uniform and a Second Lieutenant bar, the rank you receive when you graduate from college.
I hope everyone over there is doing well and please give our love to everyone. We love you, miss you, and will keep praying for you.
Just a man trying to save his thoughts and correspondence