30 Mar Every Day, The Corbetts Celebrate Their “Match Made in Water”
Earlier this year, on January 22, Larry and Bobbe Corbett celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. The couple got to know each other as very competitive water volley ball players—part of a group of active seniors that continues to meet three times per week for fun and exercise in the world-class saltwater indoor pool at Park Springs, the luxury retirement community in Stone Mountain.
“Our children gave us a wonderful wedding and invited all the Park Springs members to join us to celebrate this special occasion with friends and family. Our children and grandchildren stood up with us in the Community Hall as we said our vows before Dr. Glen Ethridge, our pastor at Oak Grove Methodist Church. Together we have seven children, fifteen grands, and their spouses, so you can imagine how blessed we felt to be surrounded by so much love on this special day,” says Bobbe.
Mrs. Corbett, a widow, moved from Perry (GA) to Park Springs in 2008. A vibrant, warm and sparkling woman, she has been very involved in the Park Springs community since she arrived. Today, among other activities, she is Chair of the Park Springs Marketing Committee, enjoys performing in the Park Springs shows and chorus, is a regular speaker at weekly Cornerstone devotional programs, and decorates thirty-five dining tables each month at Cobblestone Health Center.
When Mr. Corbett lost his first wife in 2010, two years after they moved into Park Springs from Cary (NC), he found that “…Park Springs was the best place to be. Other members here have gone through a similar experience, and many invitations made sure that I never ate alone and that I was included in a full social life. This allowed me to overcome my sad loss more quickly.” Larry is even more involved than Bobbe in the life of Park Springs. His former career as an electrical engineer keeps him busy now as a valuable technical volunteer on the campus.
Bobbe and Larry were neighbors in the Golf View Villas at Park Springs. In addition to playing water volleyball, they later partnered up for ballroom dance classes and bridge and soon discovered many other mutual interests such as good friends, books and movies. They fell in love.
“We are so happy that our families embraced our union,” says Mr. Corbett. “They and all our friends see us as an example of finding new joy and companionship while living a more fulfilling life together.” Mrs. Corbett remembers the thoughtful compliment from a friend when she and Larry announced their plans to marry: “It makes me think that your first marriages were very happy because you are not afraid to try again.” The Corbetts agree that was true.
Mr. Corbett adds that their adult children are delighted that their parents chose to come to Park Springs. “They are relieved that we live in such a safe and beautiful retirement community with numerable amenities and continuing health care.”
Both celebrate their match made in water every day. Once piece of advice they like to share with prospective members, “Don’t wait to move until you need to be here. Come for the life-style. This time of our life is rewarding, entertaining and fun.”
To learn more about living at Park Springs by Isakson Living, or to schedule a personal tour of Park Springs, please contact one of Park Springs’ Residency Counselors at 678-684-3300 or visit www.parksprings.com.