BEAD TYPE: 3 Pewter elephant charms. 1 for mom and 2 beads mom gifts to 2 people mom calls upon for support.
MOTHER ELEPHANTS HAVE STRONG, loving bonds with their babies. This love continues as a mother elephant grieves. They have been known to show signs of mourning for years, even pausing in apparent quiet reflection when passing the area where they were last with the deceased. This grief is often shared with the herd, their tribe, as they gather together showing signs of comfort. They do not grieve alone.
“When a mother elephant loses her baby, the other elephants stand in a circle around her to allow her to grieve and mourn. They don’t hurry her along, or push her to abandon the body. They gently touch her with their trunks — a silent show of unwavering support.”
Who is in your tribe? Lean on them as you grieve. In the space below, write the names of people you consider to be a part of your tribe. Give each of them a tribe card and call on them when you need their support.
Members of my tribe I can count on:
Beads of Courage, Inc. is honored to partner with Hayden's House of Healing in creation of the Elephant Bead. We are committed to supporting people during life's most difficult moments
Meaning: To be gifted to a bereaved mom who needs a dose of encouragement as they grieve the death of their child. Could be gifted during the Beads of Courage Strand for Strength and Remembrance Program, as a follow up booster bead, or stand alone.
Also includes 2 beads for mom to gift to 2 people mom can call upon in their "tribe" for support.