Friday, March 13, 2009

happy birthday, Cody

Cody and Nolan.
My son-in-law is turning 25 today. In Iraq. So very far from his wife and babies. Their sacrifice is hardest on special days. Like today.

Cody, as we celebrate today with you, we pray God's blessings for you today and every day, as you grow in His faith and love in the works he has prepared for you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the right to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier who solutes the flag, serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag. -- Author Unknown

Won't you please leave a comment with a birthday thought or prayer for Cody?

And please remember Megan, Nolan Ryan, and Skyleigh Claire in your's kinda hard on them when their favorite soldier is away.


n said...

Thank you so much, Cody!!! YOur service is un-imaginably generous! and your wife, babies and family as well, for allowing us to borrow you to serve for our safety & well being. Words cannot express the Thanks from my family to yours.

Have a Wonderful Birthday, knowing there are plenty of folks state side thinking of you today!

DanaW said...

Dear Cody,
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service and your sacrifice on behalf of our country. We pray God's blessings and safety upon you and your brothers there! I hope you have a wonderful birthday this year!

With hope in Him,

Dana Wilson

Lona said...

Happy Birthday, Cody, and thank you!

Father God, we ask that you will watch over both Cody and his family until they are reunited. We pray for our great country--that you would protect and provide. Have mercy, Lord.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

rebelgirl901 said...

Happy Birthday Cody and many more. Thanks for your service and may god bless you & keep you safe until you can return home to your family. Our thoughts & prayers to you & your family.

ElegantRose said...

May God bless you for all of your sacrifices! Have a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for all that you do for our country. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hope you have a great day!!!

frugalisfab said...

Happy Birthdy Cody! I thank you you and your family for your service from the bottom of my heart.

Very Verdant said...

Cody, thanks to you and your family for the service and sacrifices you make daily.
Blessings for your birthday.

Anonymous said...

My hubby spent 18 months in Iraq. It's hard times, but the reunion is GREAT! For the wife, I know the wait is endless, keep in there. There are more people praying for you than you could ever imagine.

A Dusty Frame said...

Happy Birthday!
Thank you for serving.

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Cody!

My husband spent 1 year away from us twice, along with periods of weeks here and there, during his 21 year USAF days. Understand the difficulties though I only worried about actual hostilities a couple of times. May God wrap them all in His goodness and protection.

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

smokeymountainscents said...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you for what you are sacrificing for us. I completely understand what you are going thru since my DH is active duty Army (luckily he is a recruiter at this time and not deployable). He was in Desert Strom and Shield. you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday, Cody! We are thanking the LORD today for you, and praying His blessings on you and your precious family. We are so proud of you and those that serve with you, and keep you all in our prayers. Today is special, and so are you!

momstheword said...

Happy Birthday Cody. I thank you and your wife and your family for the sacrifice you all are making on our behalf. A soldier isn't just one person, he has a family behind him/her and their hearts are over there too. So thank you all and a very happy birthday.

PrairieCottageRose said...

From Cindz:
Happy Happy Belated Birthday Cody! I hope you have a wonderful day remembering just how much you are LOVED! I'm thanking Jesus with you that God is watching over your lovely family while you are away. I will be praying for you today!!!

Mia Zagora said...

Happy Birthday, Cody! Thank you for your service!

WendyFL said...

Happy belated birthday, Cody! Thank you for your services and sacrifices for us all. May the Lord richly bless you and watch over you and your precious family.


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