Cody, you have been a part of my life ever since I first started high school and here I am now, 16 years later, saying goodbye. Words cannot express how painful it was seeing you pass as you've been a major part of my life growing up. I'm glad that I was there with you until the very end when you took your last breath on my arm. I know that you're in a better place now where you will never have to suffer anymore. I was so fortunate to have you in my life for so long. You have been there for me from the worst of my days to the greatest and for that, I am forever grateful. Thank you for all the joy and happiness you brought me throughout the years. I will never forget those memories and I will surely never forget you. I now truly understand the meaning of man's best friend after sharing most of my life with you because you were just that - my best friend. I will always love you, buddy.
4-9-13 - It's unbelievable how quick a year has passed since I last wrote this. So much has changed in just a year, yet there hasn't been a day where I stopped thinking about you, buddy. I'm sitting here thinking about how I would do just about anything to hold you again. I'm thankful that I still have a place here to remind me of all those priceless memories we shared. You'll never be forgotten!
And a special thank you to the community here for your kind words. I've been reading every one of them and your own memorials for your special loved ones. Truly amazing community we have here.