Ariel's Funeral

As I mentioned on facebook, Ariel, our beta fish, died on Monday. It was somewhat expected after seeing her swim backwards and around...trying to stay upright. We decided we would talk to the girls about it during family home evening, incorporating it into our plan of salvation lesson. They initially handled it well. We had a brief funeral. Then we started talking about our spirits and where we go when we die. When it hit Joelle that she would not see Ariel until she got to heaven she started to cry....I am talking a hard cry with tears for at least 5 minutes. It was hard for me to see her like that. Long story short, by the end of the night she acknowledged that she was happy because Ariel was happy up in Heaven. Hopefully she has a better understanding.