Jan 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Momma

You would have been 63 today
But we would have told everyone you were turning 40 
Because let's be honest
You were stunning
(and people would have believed us)

You taught me many things
But you especially taught me the love of music

In memory of your music filled life here is a list of songs that your family and friends composed 
Each song has a story and a memory
Each song a person

Happy Birthday Momma!

Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
There Is A Redeemer- Keith Green
Finally Home- MercyMe
In Christ Alone- Newsboys
25 Or 6 To 4- Chicago
Nicotine & Gravy- Beck

Baila Me- Gipsy Kings
If You Want Me To- Ginny Owens
Walk Like A Man- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Love Shack- The B-52's
Barcelona Nights- Ottmar Liebert

Mexico- Cake
I Could Run Away- Enter The Worship Circle
Jefferson Airplane- Relient K
All My Loving- Beatles
How Could I Ask For More- Cindy Morgan

Iko Iko- The Belle Stars
The Haunting- Anberlin
You Put This Love In My Heart- Keith Green
Samba Pa'Ti- Santana
The Gambler- Kenny Rogers

Love You Madly- Cake
Try A Little Tenderness- Michael Buble
You Are My King (Amazing Love)- Newsboys
Island In The Sun- Weezer
Que' Onda Guero- Beck

Maggie May- Rod Stewart
King Tut- Steve Martin
Bad Moon Rising- Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Tide Is High- Blondie
I Second That Emotion- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Sunday Shoes- Everybodyduck
That's All- Michael Buble
Saturday In The Park- Chicago
Hem Of Your Garment- Cake
Conga- Gloria Estefan

Do You Feel Like We Do- Peter Frampton
Peaches- The Presidents Of The United States Of America
Surfer Girl- The Beach Boys
You Make My Dreams- Daryl Hall & John Oates
You've Really Got A Hold On Me- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Here is a link to the Spotify playlist I created, enjoy :)

Please feel free to comment if you would like to add a song or story!


  1. Korina, thank you so much for sharing this! I never met your mother, but the impression she left on you is a gift to me. It reminds me of the kind of mother I want to be. Listening to the playlist now. :)

  2. Melanie, you are amazing, thank you for your kind words, and for keeping me in stitches with your talent. I wish we lived closer :( Love you woman

  3. I love you friend. Thought of you and prayed for you all day yesterday. She would be SO PROUD of the woman you are... i know this, because I am, too.

  4. :) Thank you lovely. I cannot wait for you to meet her. And thank you for your prayers, they really mean the world to me :)