Inscriptions and epitaph ideas
Our love is love forever.
To live in the hearts of those is not to die
Sadness is a wall between two gates
Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.
Sweet are the memories that never fade
His life a beautiful memory, his absence a silent grief
A star on Earth and a star in heaven
Safe in the arms of Jesus
A Gentle Man and a Gentleman
You are my sun, my moon and all my stars
Advice on choosing an epitaph
epitahs are usually
1) "Less is more" - epitaphs are usually short and concise. They are a chance to sum up a person's life in just a few words, to give it shape and express real emotion.
2) Epitaphs often convey a strong feeling. However, the best epitaphs are timeless and not overly sentimental, and for this reason, I always advise taking your time before choosing so that emotions have time to settle and you don't later regret your choice.
3) Often, someone is speaking in the first person (a relative, a friend; the deceased). You might want to think about whose voice you want this to be.
4) Consider whether you want the epitaphs to speak directly to someone. This may be a passerby or the loved one themselves.
5) Consider who this memorial is for, in a few generations time family members may be researcing their family tree and the dates of the deceased in full, maybe needed.