|Left today at lunchtime at Starbucks, Encinitas, Cali.|
Monday, December 30, 2013
|Check out the mail I received from volunteer Tara Goldberg: 'Hi Carolina, My coworker Krista (@kristarrrose) went to Jackson Hole Wyoming to go skiing this Christmas and left these two rocks there. The "be independent" one was left at a coffee shop and the "keep calm" one was left at the airport. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year." |
Thanks Tara and Krista, you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
|Last weekend Martin H. found one of our rocks that was placed by volunteer @calvariainfatuation. As he is going to a trip around Asia next week he offered to bring word rocks with him. Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.... How cool is that?!|
I wanted to let you know I found one of your rocks about a month or so ago. I just came across it again and forgot I hadn’t responded. I was at the Leo Mullen Sports Park in Encinitas watching my kids & a friend’s for a while during her doctor appointment nearby. I found it on one of the benches on the basketball court.
I have been trying to do a lot of service projects with my kids, and I have always liked the idea of using encouraging words for others. This is a really nice idea what you’re doing. I will place the rock somewhere for someone else to get. I’m sure it’s fun for you to see where these rocks end up, and you never know when it will find someone that really needs that loving message.
Keep up the good work!
I am so ashamed it has taken me THIS long to write to you. For that, I apologize. I found my beautiful "strength" rock on November 14th, 2013.
I was so excited to see the rock! I was vacationing in San Diego with my mom and my youngest brother. We were visiting my "other younger" brother who had just recently moved to Encinitas with his wife. He was very excited to show us the Self Realization Meditation Gardens. You could walk to it from his home.
This trip was big for us. For me, it was the first time I had left my own little family. I have two children, 5 and 7, and a husband Jason. My heart ached leaving them for a week. The day I found the rock was our first full day in San Diego, and I was feeling....sad. I was worried. I had a bad feeling when I woke up that morning that something would go wrong, and I would be so far away (my home is in Maryland). Finding the rock....I just thought of Luca's parents. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, and the strength it takes to honor their memory so beautifully this way.
Had it not been for my youngest brother, I may not have found the rock. He had ventured up high in the garden to a beautiful overlook. The rock was on a bench around the bend. I have attached a picture of my view, just breathtaking.
My father passed away 10 years ago, and it was always affected my little brother differently than the rest of us. For this reason, I sometimes wish He had in fact been the one who found and took the rock. The recent months have been especially tough for him, as he is at a crossroads in his life. I might just pass the rock to him. My mom, however, is the pillar of strength. She amazes me more and more every day.
Thanks for letting me share and for this unique experience. My prayers and thoughts are with Luca's family, and all of those families working through the loss of a child.