Updated May 2024 

Whether you're celebrating with Mom this Mother's Day, honoring her memory, or mourning her absence, all of us at Parting Stone hope your day is filled with peace and happiness. In honor of all the Moms who are no longer with us, we're sharing a few of the letters we've received from folks who chose Parting Stone to memorialize their Mothers.
"Thank you for bringing a bit of peace to our three souls since losing our beloved Mom in September. It had been a long journey of caring for her, but one that was a special bonding for us. My Mom lost my Dad in their forties to cancer. For the next fifty years my Mom remained devoted to my Dad, she always would remind us that she wanted to be with my Dad again aby having her ashes mixed with his. We never realized it could be done with such meaning and so beautifully as with Parting Stone. Parting Stone has now brought our Mom and Dad back to us - together again - like they were meant to be"
"...My Mother was my whole world as I grew up - as a single mom and only child, we leaned and depended on each other our whole lives. Your stones have brought her into our home again - she was in a closet in an urn (for years), how horrible is that? Now she is placed as an item of beauty in a clear glass vase for all to see. Displayed proudly on our fireplace hearth. Without your ingenious discovery, she might still be in a dark closet. Thank you for allowing me to "respectfully" remember my Mom of 92 years old. Her memories are now everlasting! ...and displayed proudly!"
"There isn't sufficient space here to truly express our sincere gratitude to you and your company. Losing a parent is something we know will inevitably come, but you are never prepared for the day. We put our trust in your company to respectfully, professionally, and expertly handle the process of memorializing our Mom, and you exceeded our expectations. Although we will probably never meet you, know that you have done your part in helping my family and I heal and move forward, knowing we have our Mother with us at all times. Blessings to you and yours my friend."
"I just received the stones formed by you from my Mom's cremains. They are so lovely. Smooth, regular, an assortment of sizes. It means a lot to our family to have these stones as a reminder of her and to be able to take them to all her favorite places. Thank you so much for your careful work."
"Thank you, Jeff, for your careful handling of my mother's last state. We have been traveling and taking her places, and your stone work made that possible. Bless you for doing such kind, memorable work."
"Thank you for making my Mom's stones. She died nearly a year ago on 3/21/23 at the age of 89. She was a major rock and fossil collector and she'd be thrilled to know that she became her very favorite thing! My mom was born in 1933 and I thought it was super cool that her ashes made exactly 33 stones! I felt like that was a hug and wink from Mom - wherever she is. Sincere thanks for allowing me to keep Mama close!"
"My Mom was a really spectacular person who had a great life. She died sadly at 89 from complications of dementia. We lost her long before she died. She was a Master Degree'd nurse who did everything she wanted to do - be a nurse, marry, have a family, sculpt, travel, and love her family. No regrets. When we learned about Parting Stone it resonated with us as she was a talented sculptor - now her kids, nieces, nephews, [and] cousins can remember her in a tangible way that's not sad or gruesome or just at a cemetery - thank you for caring for her remains for her return to us"
"I love the stones that you helped create out of my Mother's ashes. She was an avid gardener who loved adding unique rocks to her flower garden. She would absolutely love the beauty of her ashes being transformed into smooth white stones"
"Thank you Justin for your wonderful work in processing my beloved wife and a wonderful mother to her children. We will always remember her and the stones will be kept with us always"
"Thanks so much for the great care you have taken in transforming Mom's remains. She was always very practical and I'm sure that had she known about Parting Stone during her lifetime (1915-2007) she would have whole-heartedly embraced what you're doing. Keep up the great work!"

"I lost my mom unexpectedly in July. I always said she was my rock, so I knew instantly this was the perfect thing. I can now bring her offshore with me and wherever we want to travel to. Thank you so much for working so hard for us to be able to have her with us. All our love and appreciation"


"Thank you so very much for your attention to detail in handling our mother's cremains and creating these heartfelt Parting Stones. This wonderful gift will provide our family a loving peace"


"Thank you for taking care of our mom's ashes. Her stones turned out so beautiful!"


"Thank you so much for your care in helping bring my mother's remains back to her family. We sat together and took them each out and held them. It is precious to each of us to have a tangible piece of our mother. Nothing takes away the loss and the pain, but these stones bring us comfort. Thank you for that.


"Happy Holidays to you. Thank you so much for what you do. My mom's stones are so beautiful & will be perfect for a fountain to remember her. I have shared Parting Stone with others so they can keep their loved ones with them too."



"Wanted to thank you for sending me the Parting Stones. It gives me the feeling of my mom being still at home with us - to touch & caress & hold tight to my heart is a wonderful feeling. I'm able to carry the smaller of the stones with me everywhere. Thank you for handling "Mom" ever so gently. My Mom was so loved by everyone. These stones are beautiful and soft to the touch just like mom"


"Thank you for the stones of my mom. With Covid, I wasn't able to say bye or see her for several months because her nursing home was on lockdown since February. Getting these stones means I can now say "bye" to my mom in my own time. Her life was cut short due to multiple sclerosis. Thank you so much"


"On the first birthday of my mother since she passed late last year, I was lead to your article on your company and the great service it provides (she lead me there!) It was a very emotional moment when I received your package. She is so very beautiful in this form, much as she was during her life on this planet. I am in the process of moving myself out to Santa Fe, which will also be home to her. It has brought me great peace"


"Thank you for caring for my Mom's ashes. The stones will be a part of my brother and sister's lives. We live so far apart and this was a perfect way for all of us to keep a part of her. Parting Stones - What a blessing!"


"I can't tell you how impressed I am with all of you at Parting Stone. From my first phone call for information to me last text from you telling me that my mom's stones were on their way, I felt like you were a dear friend. When I received the text on Dec. 19 that the stones were out for delivery, I cried. My mom would be home for Christmas! My mom was a rock collector. The only souvenir she ever wanted from a trip was a rock. So, thank you for doing what you do. Thank you for your caring and compassion and for making my mom into a precious remembrance. Gratefully,"