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 two little girls in Heaven 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 the 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. What will they think? Will they feel the love? I sure hope so.

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. Here is a little DIY for those who need it.

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After giving or receiving a Love Rock, log onto http://www.facebook.com/lovedrenched and share your story or pictures of your creative placements. Leaving a rock at the dealership was a bit tricky — I felt like a spy when I was doing it which made me think of the many times Anna and her friends would try desperately to sneak downstairs and spy on me while I was making dinner. I smile at that thought.

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!

Here are some resources to help share Love Rocks with others.

Love Rock Info Cards (front)

Love Rocks Info (back)

Love Rocks Facebook info

Love Rock Abbreviated Facebook info

Love Rocks Small Cards

I Love you to the Moon Cards (small)

Do Small Things with Great Love Card

Love Rocks run/walk ~ Love Rock Run Flyer

 

27 thoughts on “Love Rocks

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  2. 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

  3. 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..

  4. 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!

  5. 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. :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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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  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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. :-)

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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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