Choosing a marker can be a very personal and difficult decision. We had considered traditional and modern but opted to customize Jesse’s marker in a way that most exhibited his character…
We chose a deep black stone for the bold, strong young man Jesse was. The front and back are smooth & shiny and the edges are rough & rugged…which are all adjectives we would use to describe him. 🙂 The etched scene of woods, three deer and water fully encompass his love for the Hourigan family farm, hunting and the great outdoors. We opted to make Jesse’s last name prominent for his pride of being a Hourigan, especially to be a part of the Hourigan men. And lastly, per Jesse’s request, he wanted the words “Never Gave Up” on his marker. He stood behind the motto of our family and promised specific people that he would do just that…Never Give Up.
The placement of the marker really tugged at our hearts….it makes it real, it’s done and oh, so many tears.
“My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.