Cody and Kelcy’s story is a story of their love for each other. They are often reminded that their story is actually a story of God’s redemptive power and God’s love for them as individuals and as a unit.
Everyone at some point in their life pictures what they think their future will look like. They picture houses, their future husband or wife, their future kids, and their profession. People make plans and have expectations. Cody and Kelcy had their own plans that were separate from each other, but the Lord had different plans for them.
Cody and Kelcy’s love story begins, though they didn’t know it at the time, in January 2014 at a basketball gym where they met playing against each other. Kelcy likes to say it was “love at first stuff”, because she was the one stuffing him. Cody says that he knew Kelcy was someone special when Kelcy was laughing and smiling most of the time they were playing.
They were quick to be friends and spent a lot of time together in group settings. Finally Kelcy asked Cody to go to a wedding with her that May. This would be the first time they would do anything just the two of them. Cody was hesitant at first and Kelcy was pretty disappointed that Cody’s first reaction wasn’t to say yes. But Cody came around (after some counsel from his sister) and agreed to go with Kelcy to the wedding. That night was the night that Cody and Kelcy claim to be the night that they both knew there was something special between them.
Kelcy left for Colorado the next day and was called by Cody every day for the two weeks she was there. When Kelcy got back in town, Cody was there with a bouquet of flowers and a sweet note. They dated for a few weeks and then Cody asked Kelcy to be his girlfriend. Kelcy was hesitant at first because she could tell that this was headed somewhere big, fast! But she came around and they have been inseparable since.
As the summer went on, Cody and Kelcy started talking about the future and what that would look like for them. They enjoyed talking about their “someday” together. They first said “I love you” in August. It was in October that Cody would put his master plan in play for asking Kelcy to marry him.
While Cody and Kelcy’s story is a story of their love for each other, they are often reminded that their story is actually a story of God’s redemptive power and God’s love for them as individuals and as a unit. Cody’s story is much like the prodigal son. Through Cody and Kelcy’s relationship, Cody not only fell in love with Kelcy, but he also found relationship with God. On Mother’s Day of 2015, Cody was baptized. While Kelcy and Cody both had different views in their minds of what their futures would be like, they have seen God sweep in and mold their hearts together.