My amazing father has been working tirelessly for 24 years to build a castle. No joke, a REAL castle! From digging the trenches to laying the first block when he had no idea how to even lay block, this home was built with heart, sweat and purpose, and has been a true labor of love. I’ve lived in this castle for 19 years and have seen the beauty and hope it has to offer.
As a family, we know that only through Gods plan, has this wonder been able to exist and it is only through his continued guidance that we NEED to share this with our community and let it be known that every foot that steps on these grounds, is meant to be here. No matter their current situation, where they are in their lives, no matter the chaos or troubles at work or home, we want everyone to know that they are meant to grow and prosper in their plans. That if they would be still, trust in His plan and believe in themselves, that anything is truly possible.
We want to foster a relaxed mindset to allow every idea to grow and nourish and hope that all who visit will be able to “Let go, and let God” inspire them.
With the $20,000 we’d like to landscape a botanical meditation garden area with a natural water feature that will be open to all. We plan to engrave scriptures, motivating and uplifting quotes on the rocks and benches that will encourage its readers to hope and believe in their own journey through relaxation and prayer.
We’d like to engage children and avid learners on the history of castles, how people lived through simpler times through a small basic village cottage, and a look into self-sustained garden living.
We plan to promote outdoor healthy living and move kids away from electronics and get them back to creative, imaginative play.
We plan to work with our local nonprofit organizations that specialize in children of abuse and negligence. With children that are going through dark moments in their lives medically and also siblings of special needs. So that through the healing power of play we are able to take them into a whole other fairytale world where they will be a true princess/ prince for the day! We will be able to fill their minds and hearts and brighten their darkest days.
I have felt a burning passion daily to share our blessings with others and to use our grounds as a place where beauty and peace exist to nourish our minds for the good and NOT the bad. A place to inspire hope and encouraging thoughts to our youth or to the struggling mother that is worn, a place to help birth new ideas to the creative but stuck entrepreneur so that they may have faith and keep going. A place where those in our underserved community do not have to travel miles away or financially stress to experience peace and create beautiful memories. Within our community, young families cannot afford luxury trips to amusement parks or the movies. For many with their immigration status, the choice to step out of their home to drive their child to school or buy groceries just to survive can rip them apart from their family at any moment. The stress and worry of this unhealthy mindset creates a domino effect on the quality of life as parents, and their children as well. We hope that our castle garden sanctuary will be a fairytale oasis meant to nurture body, mind, and soul to leave all your worries behind. So that when you head back to the “real world” battles of everyday stress at work/home/school you will be fully restored with a clear vision and ready to “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” in your own family and community, which in turn will make the world a better place, one mind at a time.