Monday, August 10, 2009

baby Corban!

August 6, 2009 baby Corban went to be with Jesus.

He took a few powerful breaths and hung on as long as he could, but departed soon after. Can you blame him? I wouldn't have even hung on that long, but perhaps he new how much we wanted to see him and hold him.

He was 2.5 pounds and 11.5 inches long. He was bruised to extreme measures and every bone in his body was broken. I think he was going to look like Aly, especially his hair, but he had my nose, haha. Probably good he was going to look more like his mommy as she is much more beautiful than myself.

I want to tell you about His purpose. Yesterday at the 11am service here at Crossroads, my dad from Washington state came. We have been praying for him for years, it just never quite happened, salvation i mean. We sat in the chairs after service and sure enough he saw a picture of my baby Corban and thought, "If that precious baby boy is in heaven there's no way i'm staying out." So he gave his life to Christ and got baptized. This is the short story, but know that Corban is having eternal impacts on lives, especially those in my own family.

Love you my baby boy.


  1. Cody I was in Africa when Corbin passed but I looked at your past fb statuses. I wanted you to know how beautiful your status was that day and how beautifully you and Aly have handled this. What an amazing thing to have your family find new life in death. I'm sure he was the most beautiful thing you have ever seen and I look forward to meeting him one day. Know that as a church family we are with you in this and I pray for your future family and ministry. You and Aly are truely an inspiration for the young group we have at Crossroads, your faith and trust is truely astonishing!

  2. What a beautiful story Cody! Wow! Rejoice in your tears! In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 1 Peter 1:6 God does work in mysterious ways! What a glorious purpose your precious son was sent for!

  3. Corban is in Heaven now and he's got a new body. His face is filled with joy! God smiles upon his son and greets him. He cradles Corban and showers him with love. How great is our God? He's an awesome God!!!