Love Rocks

Welcome to Love Rocks!

After Anna and Abigail went to Heaven on October 20, 2013, our community wrapped their arms around us with nothing but support and unconditional love.

Fundraisers were organized, meals were prepared, projects around our house were completed, cards were delivered and unconditional love held us. The community of Forest Grove took care of not only Tom and I, but also the families that were in the trenches along side us. The community continues to love fiercely those facing struggles and demonstrates that there really is a place on earth where love prevails.

Love Rocks is in honor of Anna and Abby who lived a love drenched life and in honor of the Forest Grove community, a place where love conquers all.

To get involved find or make a Love Rock and spread love and joy. Give the rock to someone while doing an act of kindness for them, place the rock somewhere special for someone else to find or simply give the rock to someone and just let them know they are loved. You can write a little message on the back or just leave the heart to say it all.

I keep a bag of Love Rocks in my purse, in my car and I have a few in my jacket pocket. I have found so much pleasure in leaving these rocks in places people will find them. We took some to Seattle with us, I’ve left some on a long hike we did a couple of weekends ago and while getting my car fixed, I just left one on the counter at the dealership.

I smile at the thought of those who find them.

So, if you feel moved to join me in spreading love, get out your Mod Podge and go to the dollar store and buy a big bag of rocks and some fabric.

Love Rock How To

Supplies Needed: mod podge, small rocks, fabric, scissors and paint brush.

Supplies Needed: mod podge, small rocks, fabric, scissors and paint brush.

1. Cut fabric hearts 2. Paint mod podge onto top of rock.  3. Place heart on rock and paint mod podge over entire top of rock including fabric 4. Share Love and Joy!

1. Cut fabric hearts
2. Paint mod podge onto top of rock.
3. Place heart on rock and paint mod podge over entire top of rock including fabric
4. Share Love and Joy!

After giving or receiving a Love Rock, log onto http://www.facebook.com/lovedrenched and share your story or pictures of your creative placements.

If you just don’t have the time to make your own Love Rocks visit Anna and Abigail’s tree. There is a basket of rocks already made just for you. Please take a few and spread the love. I promise it will come back ten fold.

Love Rocks Frequently Asked Questions

~ Where can I buy a Love Rock? A finished Love Rock is not something you buy but rather make on your own or find.

~ When I find a Love Rock can I take it with me? Yes, Love Rocks are something that is put out into the world for others to find. Some people like to take them, others will take a photo and leave it behind for someone else to find and some just like to feel the love that was left and then leave it for others.

~ When I place a Love Rock how can I guarantee that will be posted on the Facebook page? Unfortunately there are no guarantees on whether or not your Love Rock will be posted on Facebook when found. You increase your chances if you make sure to let people know about the Facebook page by either putting it on the back of the rock or leaving one of the cards (found below in Love Rock Resources).

~ Where can I buy the supplies for Love Rocks? Best place to buy polished rocks are at the Dollar Tree, you get a bag of 20 for $1. All the other supplies can be found at Walmart, Joann Fabrics or Michael’s.

~ What is the best way to cut out the hearts?  I have found the best way to cut out hearts is to cut your fabric in 1 inch strips and then fold it long ways. I then, with a very sharp pair of scissors, cut half of a heart on the fold. I can cut a lot of hearts out of one strip of fabric and once I get going it moves along rather quickly. Having sharp scissors really helps.

~ Where can I buy a Love Rock kit? You can buy Love Rock kits and other handmade items at our online store at lovedrencheddesigns.indiemade.com. All proceeds of sales will go to the Anna and Abby Memorial Fund which will fund the memorial playground built in their honor, Anna and Abby’s Yard.

~ I love this idea and would like to start my own Facebook page for my community, do you mind? I have been asked a number of times, with good intentions, if people can open a separate Love Rocks Facebook page specific to their community. I would ask that you don’t do this for a couple of reasons. Love Rocks are not community specific but rather travel across communities, states and even into other countries. I have gotten post from people who have traveled to Oregon, Las Vegas, Virginia and even Mexico (just to name a few), found a Love Rock and then went back to their hometown and shared it with someone else. Opening up other sites would confuse people and also would make it difficult to track Love Rocks that travel. Second, this site means a lot to me and I love reading all the posts and messages of how Love and Joy are being spread by these little rocks with fabric hearts not them. It’s what I have and I know that my girls have a hand in all this love and joy.

When Love Rocks post on the Facebook page or when I send a personal message to the Love Rocks page, who am I sending it to? I am the only administrator for the Love Rocks page at this time so when you see a Love Rocks post it’s from me, Susan (Anna and Abby’s mom).

If you have a question that you don’t see here don’t hesitate to ask.

Love Rock Resources (feel free to print and share)

Love Rock Info Cards (front)

Love Rocks Info (back)

Love Rocks Facebook info

Love Rock Abbreviated Facebook info

Love Rocks Small Cards

Do Small Things…

I Love you to the Moon Cards (small)

 

 

33 thoughts on “Love Rocks

  1. I found one on the brooklyn bridge NYC when i was visiting last week. Im from Australia and just looked it up, so special <3

  2. Starting to “drench love” around Illinois. I absolutely fell in love with the idea of this and am heartbroken for your loss. We will be going on a family vacation in a week and will spread some rocks while we are there. Thank you for loving all of Gods children so much. This will be a great activity for my 6th grade catechism class this year. <3

  3. We were passing along some of my daughter’s toys she was no longer using over Memorial Day weekend. We put them on our front lawn with a “Free Toys” sign. The next morning we found the toys gone and three love rocks on the front porch. I had never heard of them before. I put them on our mantel. Our hearts were so warmed. When a friend posted about them on Facebook months later and I realized they had a deeper meaning…it touches your soul.

    • Thank you so much for sharing Kim…it warms my heart that so many people are using this little gesture as a way of showing love. My girls I’m sure are smiling!

  4. I am passing out love rocks along with the many thank you notes our daughter has sent from Africa to her supporters here in the USA. Also plan to give some to family members and my hairdresser of many years.

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  6. We received the rock from Jordan’s grandmother a copule of days ago, during our vacation in Aruba.
    We really appreciate the message. We have to kids, Tomas who is turning 6 and Isabela who is three years old. We live in Bogota, Colombia and we felt touch by this powerful message. Tomas said that he wanted to have the rock on a special place in his room. Thank you so much for reminding us the importance of saying to others how much we loved them.
    Mauricio and Angela Largacha

  7. I have started making these for my softball team, and will be leaving in the dug out for others, My daughter and her friends have started making them as well.. so the love rock movement is way up here in SSM, Michigan..

  8. My husband and I spent the day at the Denver Zoo and as were headed towards the Primate exhibit. That is when my husband saw our love rock in a tree. We weren’t sure what it meant so we came home and did some investigating,. Wow what a wonderful idea!! We will now pass our love rock onto others in memory of our two baby girls. Thank you for such a wonderful idea!!! Blessed be all that find and/or receive these little tokens of love.

    Craig & Wendy

    • Thank you for sharing Craig and Wendy! It always amazes me that people are finding Love Rocks everywhere!

  9. I feel so much positive energy coming from you. You’re such a positive reminder why I enjoy my job and the people I encounter throughout life. My nieces and nephews will know and share love rocks. Love-drenched-life. :)

  10. One of the really cool traditions at our 4th of July party is doing a fun & inspiring craft–something that entertains people, gets them talking while being creative, and they have great little party favors to take home! This year, we’re making Love Rocks :) Our 2nd grade daughter also made them at church camp, and we received them from the Girls on the Run Car wash. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing idea!

  11. I received a beautiful “love rock” with my Mother’s Day package/gifts here in Glen Allen, VA. It came from my daughter in Forest Grove, OR. Know that the love lives on! You are a true inspiration!

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  14. I recently lost my sweet baby daughter. I have been doing small acts of kindness as a way to share her love with the world. I was so happy to find your blog and Love Rocks. Anna and Abigail continue to impact the word with love. Can’t wait to share some Love Rocks.

  15. I found my love rock this morning before the sun came out. My 9y/o daughter came to my bed and as I was readjusting to go back to sleep for a bit. I hugged my pillow and found a paper plate with a “cookie” and said to her who put a cookies under my pillow and she said…Mom its a love rock, now go back to bed!!!

  16. My 1st grade son made some Love Rocks and took them to his school to give out. He was so excited! We plan to take some with us on our trip to Sunriver in a few weeks. :-)

  17. I found a sweet little live rock in a garage elevator at Macy’s today in Hillsboro. I was on my way home from buying a shower gift for a new little coming soon to first time young parents. I’m passing it on to them as a heavenly sign of a healthy and blessed birth. What an inspiring surprise.

  18. I also lost a daughter many years ago. I left a decorated candle at your daughters’ memorial across from your home. I will certainly try my hand at love rocks. They would be so fun to give to my co-workers. Glad to know that you are so thoughtful to pass on this idea.

  19. I am so glad I was brought to your site by my daughter. Having lost a daughter as well, I know the pain of loss and the joy of helping others and spreading love. The only truly important things in life. I will be making these myself and with my kindergarten class. Blessings

  20. I will be making these with my second grade class and my daughters. What a lovely way to honor your daughters! Love drenched, indeed.

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