Losing a child can be a traumatic event for the parents. Finding the right words are not easy. While nothing you may say can remove the pain away from the individuals, be sure to relay a message of strength, courage, and love. Speaking from the heart is always the best road. Start the message with dear and sign with love or our deepest sympathy. Pick whatever feels more natural to you depending upon your level of relationship with the parents. The following examples are perfect sympathy messages to use for the loss of a child.
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Extending deepest sympathy, for you in your loss. And hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you.
Heaven is a place nearby, so there’s no need to say goodbye. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness.
I am so sorry for your loss. I love you. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. You have to believe that [name] was here for a reason and your connection could never be broken.
I feel as thought I am the blessed one to have been graced by your [son/daughter]’s big heart and inviting personality. It is truly the mark of wonderful parents. Every bit of my heart goes out to you during this most difficult time.
I imagine there is no pain more far reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.
I know we never lose the people we love. They live the rest of our lives with us in our heart.
Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.
My words are not adequate to express the sorrow I feel for your loss. You son was an inspiration to everyone around him. I am so blessed and lucky to have known his beauty and I will keep his spirit alive.
No words can express the pain that you are going through and my prayer for you is that God will give you strength to face the coming days ahead without this lovely child.
The love and joy that this child brought to us all is something I will forever miss and treasure. I am very sorry for your loss.
The right words can be so hard to find. Simply know that I’m thinking of you every moment.
Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
We are deeply saddened by your loss. We will cherish the memories of the times we spent together. We are with you during this time of grief.
We are truly sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. Our heart aches for you and your family. [name] was a wonderful child and he will be terribly missed.
We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.
Words can not explain the sorrow and pain we feel for the loss of your [son/daughter]. [name] will be greatly missed. With our deepest sympathy.
More than half of child mortality in the world occurs in five countries. This is primarily attributed to infectious disease, pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and measles. Almost 7 million children under the age of 5 have died globally in 2012. Increasing the cleanliness of water, distributing antibiotics, and increase protection measures for children can help to lower risks of death.