1.A stepson can be the greatest gift to fill an empty heart; so losing him is immense.
2.It was an honor to be your father and a gift to be your friend.
3.Though it pains me to wonder, I have to trust that God had a reason for taking you.
4.Though my heart longs for you, I am grateful for the time that we shared.
5.I delight in each memory of you and thank God for the times we shared.
6.My heart melts at the thought of you, and my pride bursts at the seams.
7.My pride stems from the man you became and the honor which I hold so dear.
8.Take time to mourn the loss and then set a fire in your heart for things to come.
9.Healing comes when the past is surrendered and the future is embraced with wondrous expectation.
10.His spirit will journey with me throughout this life and comfort me when I long to see him.
11.A father should never have to bury his son and wonder all that he could have been.
12.The impression you left behind settles deep within the hearts of those who loved you.
13.Though we feel such sorrow when we lose a son, let our hearts rejoice at having had him in our life.
14.There is no greater love than a father’s love for his son, and there is no greater pain than a father’s pain over losing his son.
15.I will rely upon your spirit to get me through each day, knowing that I will be in your presence once again.
16.Losing my beloved son has been my greatest heartache; having had him in my life has been my greatest joy.
17.A mother’s love for her son can never be replaced, it can only be remembered.
18.A dim shadow falls upon a grieving mother whose heart aches for her son, but a bright light shines once again when memories return.
19.May the memories that you shared with your son be your refuge as you seek peace.
20.Know that you are not alone in your grief, for an entire community grieves with you.
21.The grief will endure, yet will gently subside as you allow treasured memories to replace sorrow with joy.
22.Knowing that I will see you again some day is the only thought that truly brings me peace.
23.Lord, give me the strength to find comfort in my grief. Help me to find peace in the memory of my son and in the knowledge that he is surrounded by love in your heavenly kingdom.
24.Lord, in your infinite mercy, allow my son into your kingdom, that he may experience all the joy it offers.
25.Your son was an incredible person, and it was a privilege to know him. I want you to know that you and he are both greatly loved.
26.We miss him too. A great loss deserves to be greatly grieved. Take all the time you need, and know that we are here for you and we are praying for your comfort.
27.Our world is not as colorful without you here, but we are grateful for the love that we continue to feel for you.
28.The burden of your absence still weighs upon my heart, but the memories of you provide a lightness for which I am grateful.
29.Nothing brings me more sadness than the act of losing you, but I will cherish the memories of you as they bring me such joy.
30.I will find solace in the moments we shared together, and in these moments, I will gain strength to carry on.
31.Sons complete a family, ensuring legacies of strength and security. Remembering them should bring one a sense of pride for having been given such a blessing.
32.Lord, bless the soul of my son. Let him be resting in peace and experiencing the tremendous joys of heaven. And when my soul leaves this earth, let me be worthy of the promises of heaven so that I can be with him once again.
33.Lord, place your graces upon me each day as I grieve. Help me to come to terms with my son’s absence. Help me to feel his presence and know that he is in a better place, experiencing unparalleled happiness by your side.
34.Lord, be my refuge and help me to accept the loss of my son. Remind me to always trust in your will despite the hurt and confusion that I experience. Comfort me with the graces that I need to find peace in my circumstances.