Two Teens And Their Mama: "Love Rocks" When You Need It

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Love Rocks" When You Need It

Sometimes, at just the right time, the unexpected happens.  A friend you haven't heard from in a while sends you a virtual hug.  You read a story that touches your heart.  Or you find a love rock.

What, you ask, is a "love rock"?  Briefly, love rocks are a beautiful gift born from a terrible tragedy.  In October of 2013, two young girls, Abby and Anna, were hit by a car while playing in front of their house, and died that evening.  Despite pain that few of us can imagine, parents Tom and Susan decided to honor their beautiful girls by creating a legacy of love and joy through these simple rocks. If you want, you can read the full story here or visit the Facebook page here. 



Susan created the Facebook page to tell the story of Abby and Anna, and included a tutorial on how to make the rocks.  Her hope was that a few people might share the idea and leave them for others to find.  What happened next was amazing - in just a few years, love rocks have been found throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. People have shared hundreds of stories of "how these little rocks with fabric hearts have found their rightful owner just when they needed it most".

It happened to me.

I mentioned last week that I had an epic meltdown when we arrived in Manzanita for our annual beach vacation.  I was missing my older son, worrying about my younger one, and flooded with too many memories all at once.  Finally deciding that I needed a long walk outside - stat - I left the house and immediately saw this little rock nestled in the gravel near the garage.  I had no idea what it was, but tucked it into my pocket.

Later that afternoon I showed it to my sister and we looked up the Facebook page.  I couldn't believe what I was reading.  What a beautiful and brave way to spread love, especially in the midst of such heartbreak.  And this little rock had found me just when I needed it most.

My love rock has been the foundation of my shift in attitude towards the positive.  That very day I started to see things in a different way, and I feel peace when I hold it in my hand. Sometimes you need a good cry, sometimes you need a long walk, and sometimes you need a love rock.

I'm going to keep mine for a bit longer, and when the time is right I'll place it back out into the world.  My niece and I bought some Mod Podge and we plan to make more to share.

Because it's amazing what a little rock can do.

29 comments:

  1. Such a tragedy that motivated them toward something positive.

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  2. I love that they are continuing their daughters legacy through the love rock! I'm heading over to read their story.

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. It's a beautiful story Jill, but so sad.

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  3. What a lovely story Lana!! There was a reason you found that rock and those precious little girls will leave a legacy of lifting others up when they need it most!!

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    1. That's the best part - they are lifting others up with joy!

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  4. this made me cry (I could still be hormonal). Isn't it crazy how we stumble upon the most beautiful things right when we seem to need them? I love this

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    1. I really felt like I found that rock just when I needed it.

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  5. What a beautiful legacy they've created! I'm so glad you found your little rock just when you needed it! I think I'll try this with my grandkids!

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    1. I hope you make some Diane - I'd love to see them!

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  6. I just read that Love Rocks page. So, so sad. I'm crying!
    I can't believe you found a love rock when you needed it the most. That is so magical.

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  7. OK seriously I just cried reading this. What an amazing story turned out of such tragedy! And it obviously found you when you needed it the most...beautiful!

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  8. that's just amazing - I'm off to read the facebook page and blog post now and maybe I'll add a few rocks of my own in Australia!

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    1. That would be so cool if you shared some rocks in Australia!

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  9. Oh my gosh Lana, this is such a sweet idea and how timely that you found it just when you needed it... so heart felt, I am so glad it helped you... My Valentina would like to make things like this, I am going to suggest the idea to her, she is quite crafty, I am not xox

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    1. I'm not crafty either - which is why I'm going to have my niece help me!

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  10. What a great story! I love this idea : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. I'm so glad you found a love rock when you needed it. I visited the Facebook page and website, and I am sure Abby and Anna smile in heaven each time a rock is found. What a very special idea. Thank you for sharing this post with us.

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    1. I'm so glad you visited their pages. I couldn't tell the whole story here.

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