Our family has suffered a loss this week. Last year we purchased a beta fish for our little boy and this week it died. I was so sad. Not because it died, but because I realized that soon I will not be able to protect my boy from heartache. Right now all we are going to do is replace the fish. He hasn't even noticed that the bowl is empty - I left it filled with water. But I told my hubby, that yea, now it's easy, we can replace the fish. But what happens when a loved one passes away? I guess I am just not ready for my boy to hurt. I am not ready for him to deal with the hardships of life. But alas, there is not much I can do about it. So for now, I will do what I can to keep him happy. This weekend we will go get a replacement fish. Here is a picture of little man with his first fish.