FC: "I Turned Out Amazing" Cody Allen Roberts
1: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Cor. 13:4-8
2: On May 16, 1987 after nearly 8 hours of labor at 1:40 pm Cody was born three weeks premature. Cody weighed 5 lbs, 9 oz. He was 18 inches long. The first time I laid eyes on him he had what looked like an ice cream bucket on his head that supplied him with oxygen. Cody spent the first week of his life in an ICU wing at the hospital. | How we met....
3: The night Cody and I met was out of a story book. I knew by looking at him that he was the one God had made just for me. The whole night we couldn't stop staring at one another. He would look at me, and I would look away, then I would look at him, and he would look away. I left thinking I'd never see him again, but Cody was sneaky and had gotten a hold of my phone and took my number so he could call me. Eventually he did call me, and we were inseparable.
4: Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Psalms 127:3
5: I am my lover's and he is mine....Songs of Songs 6:3
6: While living in Ft. Campbell, KY Cody's youth football team made it to the Championship Game. The team won the Championship under the Friday Night Lights! | One of Our Favorite Days!
7: Cody and I took a trip to Idaho. There I was able to meet the majority of Cody's family. I'm an "East coaster" as Cody liked so much to call me. The Northwest was so different. I was in awe of it all. We took a day and drove all around the mountains, and went horseback riding together. It was the perfect day.
9: When Cody was in first grade his teacher called us in. During the conference she expressed to us her concerns that Cody may have ADHD. Jeff and I both strongly disagreed with her. The only way we could have ever agreed with his teacher is if ADHD meant Amazing Dedicated Hysterical Dude! The one thing we all could agree on is that Cody was hyper and active.
10: Our First Christmas.....
12: Cowboy Up!!! | One day Cody was riding a horse at the Jerome fairgrounds arena. The horse got spooked and took off running. The horse ran 100 yards with Cody hanging on for dear life. Cody road him during the most difficult part of the journey, off a 25 foot ramp incline, but then Cody either decided to jump off or fell off. The only injury Cody received was a cut on his head. He was one tough Cowboy!
14: Our Time in Virginia.....
15: Cliffs, cliffs | Loving the Luau | On the Marine Corp Base | After nearly freezing when we visited the Pali Lookout, we finally found some sun. | Our Time in Hawaii....
16: Our Families
19: Semper Fi
20: "When you are sorrowful, look again into your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which was been your true delight." Kahlil Gabrin
21: Final Inspection The Marine stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass, He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?" The Marine squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't, Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough, And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep... Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep, And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear, And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here, They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand, I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand." There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod, As the Marine waited quietly, For the judgment of his God. "Step forward now, you Marine, You've borne your burdens well, Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell." ?