Monday, February 25, 2008

The Measure Of A Man

"You can describe a man in inches, pounds, complexion, or physique. But you measure a man by character, compassion, integrity, tenderness and principle. Simply stated, the measures of a man are embedded in his heart and soul, not in his physical attributes. But they can be viewed in conduct and demeanor. The qualities of manhood are so often evident in this thing we call countenance. ........."
Richard C. Edgley - New Era, May 2000


“I choose not to be an ordinary man. It is my right to be uncommon if I can.”
Quoted by Denver Broncos player, Floyd Little

Cody Went to state and wrestled some of the best matches of his life. He did not receive a medal, but he came away a winner in our hearts! This quote seems to sum up the lessons he taught us this weekend.......


“Don’t feel sorry for me. I feel sorry for some of you.
In a split second all the many years of training, pain, sweat, blisters, and agony of running were simply and irrevocably wiped out. But I tried. I would much rather fall knowing I had put forth an honest effort than never to have tried at all. …

Cliff Sushman - 1960 Olympic 400-meter hurdles

My Champions, Cody and Josh Jeffreys. Cody wrestled fantastic and finished up 7th in state. It did not turn out how we hoped, but I could not be more proud of my son. The realization hit me this weekend.....my son is not only a champion, he has left boyhood behind. He proved in everyway that he is a man.


4 comments:

Corey said...

that boy was born to wrestle.. Literally.. I can remember coming over to visit and the first thing that would happen is Cody running up and jumping on me. Back then he was small and I could hold my own. Now, well, I'm sure he could take me.

:)

Cathy Shields said...

Great Pics Cindy. Isn't great to have a son!

Cali & Travis said...

Corey sweetie, I don't think there's any doubt that he could take you now. He's a strong kid and super-conditioned.

Leisha said...

Those quotes are perfect...