I shared this in my newsletter and my blogs. Thought I'd share this here with my sisters too.
My poor little dude. Two of our fish died yesterday. We’re not sure why. Our little guy is 7, and he was so incredibly devastated. We were all sad yesterday. We don’t like to see our little guy so sad. I held him in my arms as he was overwhelmed with sobs.
Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs there is. What do you say when they are so sad? How do you explain that death is a natural part of life?
He told me he doesn’t like it when anything dies…even it it’s something that hurt him. When do they become conscious of what death is? He wanted to flush his fish when they died when he was 3.
All I could do is share that I understood, and it was OK for him to feel sad. Then I asked him if we should ask God to help his heart to feel better. He said yes, and a couple of minutes later he was quietly sitting in my arms.
It’s a reflective day today for me.
I’m grateful for my wonderful little angel who still needs mommy-hugs.