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Sample Letters of Sympathy for a Child

Sample letters of sympathy for the loss of a child offer guidance for you when you have to write a letter to the family of a deceased child. Losing a child is one of the hardest things a person can face; knowing that others feel their loss can go a long way to helping the family cope with such a profound loss. Take inspiration from these sample letters of sympathy.

Sample Letters of Sympathy for a Child

Dear Marie & Tom,

We are both so deeply saddened by the loss of your son. To be taken from you at such a young age makes our grief pale in comparison to the pain you are feeling, but we had to let you know that we are sharing your loss in our own way.

No one knows why bad things happen to those so innocent and whose life has hardly begun. For now it will have to remain the painful mystery that it is. Losses like this can make us challenge our faith; however, this is precisely the time when our faith needs to be its strongest.

I am praying that your faith will help you through this very difficult time and help you to know that God's purpose, whatever it may be, is at work. I pray that you will find the strength to get you through your grief and sadness.

In thinking about your loss, I would like to leave you with the oft quoted words of an observer at Abraham Lincoln's deathbed who said upon his passing, "Now he belongs to the angels."

In Sincere Friendship,

Betty Herndon

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