Thursday, April 1, 2010

RIP Fish

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.


Splendid Things said...

so sad! our oldest son (now 7) had a fish that died when he was 3. He still talks about "Sugar" sometimes!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I remember when my first pair of goldfish (romeo and juliet) died tragically one day when I came home from school.

Additionsstyle said...

Sorry for your loss. Our dog is sick now and when we found out I did not want to tell my 17 year old daughter because I did not want her to be sad. That feeling of not wanting your kids to experience heart ache never goes away even as they get older.

Heart2Heart said...

I remember how hard it was for our kids to accept death. Once they do they question it alot during their childhood and even at times will wonder why do people die, are they going to die. Just a phase I guess that we all need to go through.

A great book to get is called God Gave Us Heaven by Lisa Tawn Bergen. It really helps kids understand heaven so much better.

Hope you stop by as I am hosting weekly giveaways now on my blog.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

kanishk said...

Sorry for your loss.
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