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.
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.
Here are some resources to help share Love Rocks with others.
Love Rocks run/walk ~ Love Rock Run Flyer