Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13

We thought people might be interested in seeing the gravestone designed for Joshua's gravesite by Ben Hatke (who also illustrated Angel in the Waters).  There is the cross and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The imagery on the shield is what we've adopted as a family crest.  The moon symbolizes Mary, and the stars represent the twelve apostles.  The tree symbolizes the tree of life. The siamese cat symbolizes adventure/daring, while the hen symbolizes prudence.  The writing underneath them is latin for "Daring and Prudence".