Loss of a Child
Tributes to a Child

The loss of a child is a difficult experience to work through. It is a case of death in the wrong order. Most of us expect to die before our children—even if we’d rather not think about death at all.

Everyone lives with sorrow in different ways. Some find they have a multitude of grief emotions to work with. This is especially true for the loss of a child. You are also grieving a lifetime of dreams and hopes for your child and yourself. If you are struggling to understand your grief, you may find information on the Stages of Grief page or the Trauma Awareness and Healing page.

Others find it helpful to make memory books to keep the memories and stories alive. If you are creating a memory book, you can use the tribute form below to ask friends and family to contribute stories for the book. Simply create your own tribute. Then email the link or post it to Facebook asking people to post stories in the comments form. Then you will have a lot of stories in one place to start your memory book.

You can also join Memory-Of.com, the worlds largest community of online memorials to create a comprehensive online memorial. They will allow you to post video, music and many photos and stories. By far the most wonderful feature of "Memory Of" is the ability to easily turn the memorial site into a memory book.

loss of a child

You may find it helpful to read these interviews written by people who have experienced the loss of a child.

Loss of Child Tributes:

Below is a form for you to use to create a tribute to the memory of your child. Or read other readers tributes and add comments to those with which you resonate.

Looking for Ideas for Tributes for a Child?

One of the best tributes I have listened to was written by my uncle at the death of his dad, my grandfather. My grandfather was a farmer and my uncle used the working of the soil, planting, harvesting, and feeding of livestock as metaphors for how my grandfather related to people in life. Metaphors create beautiful pictures with words and help people understand something in a deeper way. So consider using a metaphor as part of your tribute to your child.

Obviously my grandfather lived a long and full life, but you could use metaphors with things your child was interested in or passionate about.

  • Read the tributes of others.
  • Reflect on some of the things you learned from your child.
  • Think about the best times you had with your child.
  • Tell about how your child related to others.
  • Write a letter to your child about the things you would love to say to him or her if they were still here with you

Would you like to share a tribute for your child?

Do you have special memories or stories you would like to share?

What Other Visitors Have Said

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My Jimmy 
It's been a month since we buried my Jimmy. 28 years old, he was attacked by 2 brothers one who is 23 and one 30 who were supposed to be his friends. He …

He deserved better! 
This is my second entry. I'm thankful for this site; it has allowed me to express my grief over the loss of my son, Lucas. I still cannot say "that …

Still cannot say the word...."dead" 
My son Lucas, age 32 passed away on August 25, 2012. It was a beautiful summer day ~ I spent that day at a picnic with my sister and friends. Most …

gone but not forgotten 
this is to my beautiful daughter kirsty, who died at the precious age of five. kirsty was an angel in her own right. she loved everyone she came into contact …

my darling son 
Ty you was just 13 so young and so sweet. You played a game that you didn't know could kill you and now your gone forever in the arms of the angels. The …

From Dispare to find peace 
I'm krieks brink. Losing my baby through an accident and try to make sense of his death is not an easy road. I don't think I will ever heal or feel …

'I miss you' doesn't even begin to explain how I feel right now 
My precious little Mbali. It's been 3 months but I still feel like you passed away yesterday. I cannot understand or make sense of why you had to leave …

KRISTINA M( KNASEL)POPE June23,1986-Feb.21,2009 LIFE JUST STARTING 
My beautiful daughter so full of life. You had the most beautiful smile that could light up a room. The day that you left us, me and your dad cried day …

James T. Rainer 
You've left us all with a hole in our hearts which pain will never completely go away. You were so talented and loved your music as much as you loved your …

My darling son Tommy 
12 weeks today you were called by an angel. I know now you have no more suffering. I remember your words telling me how you had chosen a difficult path …

Ryan valley 
Few more days it will be your 13th birthday it's going to be a hard day for mom knowing I didn't get to see you become a teenager, hear the change of …

IZAC FLORENTINO MARQUEZ 
Izac was born in the 30th of May 1993, he was the second child of Ronilo Marquez and Vicki Nancy Ruth Galvin, and brother to his big sister Tiffany Marquez. …

Edward J. Szabolowski Jr. (Sobel) "Buddy" 
Born March 15, 1944 - Died March 25, 2011 Only Beloved Son & First Born Child of Mother Mildred & Father Edward Sr. "Hawkeye." (Deceased) Beloved …

Myndi Warren 
When I lost my daughter, I lost myself. Myndi had just turned 27 when she died suddenly from toxic effects of harmful substances. I had no clue till …

Leah T Stevens 
The beloved and beautiful Leah Stevens was killed in a car accident August 19, 2004, she was 15 years old. While travelling away from home she and her …

Allison Marie 
Dear Allison Marie 9-12-1983 Today is your 27th Anniversary in heaven you were only 9 months old when you were taking from us all you were such a …

DANIEL PRESTON (TUCKER) BONIFACE 
TO MY SON, SUFFER NO MORE FOR THE STRUGGLE IS OVER. WE LOVE YOU DEARLY BUT GOD LOVED YOU BEST. YOU'LL …

Kenneth Nicholas Trawick 
NICK TRAWICK OCTOBER 11, 1983-JULY 28, 2004 Nick was a wonderful person, quick to smile and to make you smile! I miss you so much! He was an awesome …

My only son, . Markeeus Edward Combs ( BJ. ) 
Son it has now been 4 months since God called you home. July 5, 2015. July the 4th will never be the same for me now. I remember when you were here with …

Memories of Payton live on 
Payton's life may have be brief, but he truly lived this life to the fullest. He achieved more in his 20 Years, 11 Months, 15 Days, 4 hours, 15 minutes; …

My dearest son. NEIL DUNSTON MOKUS 
My dearest son words can not tell how precious you are to me, with all the wonderful memories of you around me' has sank with thoughts and tears. My son …

eithans story 
Two Years ago February 6 2010 , was the night ill never forget. eithan was born 1-6-2010. I was living with eithans grandmother and father. My ex- mother …

Missing you more over Easter 
My Dearest Mbali, The easter holidays were so empty and hard to get by without you. I miss you so much, now more than ever. I feel bad at how Rea has …

KYLE T PILLAY 
A very Happy Birthday to Kyle he would have been 22 years old on the 25 April 2011. He is now safe in the arms of Jesus Love Mom

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My Sweet Girl Jody  
She was taken away from me so young and she was just learning what it meant to be a mommy herself and I didn't …

Myndi Rene' Warren 
This is in remembrance of my precious daughter Myndi, who left her temporary home on October 8, 2009 and is now in heaven. She left behind so many happy …

DELORIS CUSHING 
she was 35. shot to death on oct 1 2005. she was my baby and very missed. i love her so much i would like to have her remembered. in gods name thank …

Carleigh McKenna Haas 
My sweet Carleigh, You are so precious to me and I am so thankful that I am your mommy. I can't imagine my life without having you in it, even if our …

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