Let the celebrations begin… It’s Dot/Mom/Cob’s birthday! Let’s hear it for her outfit, her hair, her guitar… and no she can’t play it, not that you would want to hear it, but oh can she hold on to it!
Let’s hear it for her today as she celebrates her day by hitting the streets early this morning on her birthday to head out to the YMCA and hit the pool for her swimming lesson and take to the waters.. and was able to swim the length of that pool to the applause of her peers and her coach/teacher there! With no funny faces, nor fear she took to the water and did her thing, maybe this year she will swim through her fear and emerge the swimmer she has always hoped to be. It’s her birthday!
After drying off and receiving those hugs and words of encouragement she was then off to the Nursing Home to volunteer; where she was as I sang out a rusty rendition of “I hear it’s your Birthday”, and she of course had to throw it on speaker for residents to hear it… all wanting to then tell her stories of their relatives and their singing abilities as I sat and waited on hold for a bit. Oh well, it’s her birthday … thankfully you don’t pay for those long distance calls anymore (or do you)… Almost time for her to call bingo there; as they were rounding up the residents, and oh they love to play Bingo! Since it’s her birthday she will probably sweeten the pot and throw in a $5.00 high stakes pot for the lucky winner today! Oh yes, today is the birthin day of the Dot/MOM/Cob, and yes I am blessed beyond measure as she stomps into a new and wonderful surprised filled day and year doing her thing and running the roads.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, thank you for all that you are to so many!
From trying on hats at Disney, to walking on the river or swimming in Lake Tarpon and then swearing the gators will use her for bait, she is filled with spirit, with life and with life. It’s her day to be celebrated and to do as Granny would tell you, “as she pleases” which she does quite well!
It is also the birthday of Landon Korabek; the son of Susan and Greg Korabek, gone too soon. A day that he is now remembered, always cherished and a day that is to also be celebrated. A day that they gave birth to a son, a day that they shared so many precious memories and bestowed love and happiness with and set a foundation for, provided love within walls of a home with. He was one gifted with a guitar, a sense or humor, and a boy who loved to run on little boards with 4 wheels to the delight and amazement of others. He zoomed, he took risks and loved the thrill of it all. His fingers flew on the frets of a guitar and music was in his very soul. He had a wicked sense of humor, mixed with the boyness of youth in sarcasm that we all have seen in every youth since the beginning of time, some of course inherited from his “wicked cool parents” of course … He was a trickster, a fun loving kid, and this day is the anniversary of the day of his birth now celebrated in the next place as he watches his brother, his parents, and those who love him make sense of his sudden and needless death. From trauma they are healing through advocacy, through action, through powerful sounds of music that will help others. From speaking out and from continual action steps to benefit others with scholarships for music, from advocacy with N.O.P.E with monies raised at the annual Landon Korabek One Love JamFest held here in Palm Harbor. Let the music heal and those who come enhance community as parents and a brother, families and loved ones continue to heal their pain of loss and keep Landon alive in hearts while his death stands for something greater than his short life on earth. Happy Birthday Landon; May you dance on the clouds today playing your songs for the angels and our Creator as you watch the miracle of your parents at work here on your behalf and as they heal.
Yes, you can tell the way Landon is holding that guitar vs the way Mom/Dot/Cob was holding hers… they may share a birthday today, they both may have had a guitar; but. Well I don’t need to go further with that train do I? haha
So then, happy Birthday to all who share this day, both here and in the Next Place, celebrate, dance, dance dance; this is YOUR day.
Sending you gigggles and kisses from here to there on your special day and for those who gave you birth along with those who are taking a moment to wish you a Happy Happy day.
Walk in Beauty