Smashing Grief

When you are so mad that you could break something, do. Then take those broken pieces and turn them into something beautiful.

Cullin’s Mama

My toddler was not upset, in fact Raylun was full of delight when he reared back, swung forward, and whacked the ball. Well, it was spherical like a ball but it was actually an ornament.

It was as very special ornament, fragile and hand painted, one of his big brother Cullin‘s personalized memorial ornaments. Raylun couldn’t help but swing at it; the sparkle attracted his eye like a lure and it hung down at the perfect height. How could he not take a swing?

I didn’t get mad, though my mouth stayed open from shock for an extended amount of time, rather I scooped up the pieces, took some photos of the shards, and stuffed them into a new, less fragile shell. I tied on a bow and stuck it back on Cullin’s memorial tree, hanging it a little higher where it will be safe from his brother.

Have you heard about our Ornamental Release ornament smash challenge and creative grief activity? Apparently smashing ornaments runs in our family but this year I won’t have to smash because Raylun already did it for me! Read more about Ornamental Release on Babble.

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