My son received his First Communion yesterday. He looked so handsome in his suit and we are so proud of him! My husband decided to teach himself some basic chip carving techniques in order to make this cross as his gift. He first made the cross out of soft basswood and routed the edges. Then he sketched the design in the center and carved it. The design is a slightly simplified version of the stained glass window at our church. We weren't sure that Timothy would recognize that but he did, and right away at that! I hope he appreciates his father's handiwork and enjoys it for a long time.