A Magnolia Tree
A Wreath of Flowers
A Memorial Stone
One year ago today
17 years old
Susan and Greg Korabek
A child gone too soon
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley
Good morning friends
coffee is in hand, morning is here
the sage bowl is going
as my thoughts are surrounding the Korabeks’
as they awake on this 7Th day of May
knowing that this day
will feel like it was just yesterday
when they found their precious boy
in bed, no longer alive.
OH, how they have been dreading this day
this week has been hell along the journey of grief
for a Mom and Dad
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They should be celebrating the week-end
of Mothers’ Day together
hearing of the grand adventures
of Landon and his pals
at Palm Harbor University High School
after attending the Prom
of the last week or so
while also hearing of their older sons’
latest happenings in the upper part of the state.
they will be trying to grasp for air
at times, and trying to find their balance
together… while wrapping their thoughts around the fact that it is the first year
anniversary of their son’s death
at 17 years of age.
Where did this first year go so quickly?
and the amazing feeling as though you are standing in the middle of someone else’s nightmare while going through the motions of day to day life. A year of shock and numbness.
Landon was at times like this teenage Eaglet…
leaving the nest at times; flying with friends, and having adventures. His judgment was not always the best, he was of course like all of us were at one time: INVINSIBLE… he was a teenager, basically a loving and creative kid…
He is so very missed by his parents, his friends and neighbors and relations.
He was a talented guitarist, a funny kid and one with promise.
His parents were looking over him much as the Eagle looks over their Eaglets
but also encouraging the young ones to fly.
With guidance, protection, supervision and a good foundation; the Korabeks watched their children grow
were proud parents.
They were grateful and were involved in their boys lives and that of the neighborhood.
They watched over and were involved parents.
Just as the Eagle watches over theirs
then one day sees the little ones take flight
but calls them in when danger approaches.
teenagers are under pressure from peers and these days are not like the last generation and the one before that.
But make no mistake
these parents were involved
this young man had the guidance
and the love
and his death is a tragedy
gone too soon
I am here to share this story
to remind all who gather here.
Just as this beautiful
Hibiscus of mine
gives me a glorious flower a day
It is UP TO ME
to get out here and see it
take it in
Just as that gorgeous flower blooms for one day
WE HAVE ONLY TODAY
If you are blessed to have or know someone that you say you love, that you do love…
Right here right now
show that love!
Make the phone call NOW
IF you have a beef, an argument going with someone or many someones
IT IS TIME TO BURY THE HATCHET
to let it go, if it matters and you want to save it.
Release it, set yourself free once and for all!
For when it is all over
Will it have really mattered?
WE HAVE RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW.
What are you doing to take best care of you
and those around you
to spread that Universal energy
to our children
all living things… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdB-8eLEW8g
For those in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida
on May 14Th at
on Alt 19
in Palm Harbor
11am til 4pm
Susan and Greg Korabek
will be remembering Landon
the First Annual
Landon Korabek Memorial JamFest
With Live Music, silent auctions, great time, great food, raffles and more.
The pizza at Fairway is fantastic
and they are donating a percentage to the jamfest as well!
Just saying there is much happening
many who seem to not understand
the importance of letting go
of the small stuff
WE ONLY HAVE THIS MOMENT
I have been on a facebook page now for over a year as a fan of a page. I have watched people hold grudges, take their views, hurt feelings and pissed off feelings and make mountains out of mole hills. I’ve watched supposedly intelligent people bad mouth and critisize others for poor etiquette and use foul language and wish horrific things on people for the most ridiculous of reasons.
And then after all of that, I have read the words of the same people praying and carrying on, while still holding onto such ugly and dark feelings that it boggles my mind.
I wonder how that energy could possibly do a body any good whatsoever
and when the end of the day is done
what difference does it really make anyways?
I’ve been on other pages, pages that folks suffer horrendous pain of loss and life issues, and there is kindness and compassion alive there; there is hope in healing ways. With misunderstandings there are communications and there is resolution… there seems to be no need to harbor ill will. Perhaps it is because people know of the harshness of death, and finality of life and the reality of uncertainty…
Every day is a gift.
Time is precious
I do know
that through all my years
I do believe that the world is round.
I have also seen the best and worst of families lose trust, lose friendships, lose faith and love
over the most ridiculous of reasons and hurts created over things that go deeper than a 10″ blade into the vital organs
when it is all said and done
it could have been buried in the yard and forgotten if it were not for inflated egos
and poor self esteems and the continual need to stir in scat til’ it smells really foul.
when the last curtain call happens
who will care?
IF you have children this is your moment
to love them, to give them your best
to provide the love that will sustain and pray the Creator spare their lives
and that they make bright and safe decisions
that will keep them from harms way.
These are scary times for kids
and to raise kids.
It is not a generation of a bottle of
or a six pack of Beer.
We are losing kids to pharmaceutical drugs that they are getting from your medicine cabinet, from the schools and from their peers.
They are being told and believe the “high” will be great; and after all it won’t hut you cos’ it is a “medication”!
Make no mistake, good kids are dying on these medication drugs and they are easy to get.
These are not your on t.v. drug addicts; they are decent kids, regular kids… just out to have fun.
Do NOT blnk my friends;
this life is short.
We must grab each second with our children,
with our friends, familiy
Here is the thought
If someone has touched your life in a good
write them a note,
send a text,
make a phone call,
send em some flowers
LIVE LIKE YOU ARE DYING
and let others know you love or care for them.
you are mad?
Scratch your hind-end and get glad
you like it in the dark space you are occupying
and if that is the case,
well you probably are not reading the write blog/thoughts anyways.
if you don’t like how something is
if you cannot change it
CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT IT
got an attitude/an argument going that is affecting others in a bad way? Especially one that involves kids?
BURY THE HATCHET
and by the way
shame on your for involving children
and affecting their lives
in any way that is less than positive
Susan, Greg and their son Kyle today…
I have my arms around you all
blessings on the suns’ rays
Also this candle is for those who have lost loved ones today, those that were lost in the floods of the mid-west, the tornadoes of the Southeast…
And for the survivors
TODAY, RIGHT NOW
IS YOUR CHANCE
TO LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING
TAKE THE CHANCE
Embrace the life you are blessed to have
and let the little things go.
You are your greatest resource
and the greatest gifts are yours to give.
The fire is burning, , its embers are hot, the sage is filling the air today…
With prayers on the winds
Walk In Beauty