I wanted to find a reputable monuments dealer in Essex County NJ to help me with a tombstone I wanted for my best friend. His parents paid for the funeral, but they couldn’t bring themselves to do the tombstone because of how personal it was. They were experiencing so much grief, and I wanted to help them. I asked them if I could help out with that, and I promised them that I would show them the final design before having it made. It was hard for me to do this too, but I wanted to show honor to the best friend I have ever had.
I knew that helping his parents would be exactly what he would want me to do, and I wanted to do it anyway because they are like a second set of parents to me too. I found a monuments dealer not too far from the cemetery, and I liked everything about him that I saw online. They are quite creative with their monuments, and I saw that they can pretty much do anything. My best friend loved to play the guitar, and he loved the Lord with all his heart.
I knew that his tombstone had to have references to both of those things. I ended up having them have a guitar with some music notes on one side of his name, and the cross on the other side. Below his name, I had his favorite scripture from the apostle Paul engraved. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life, but I knew that it was so much harder for his parents. That is why I was so happy when they told me that it was the perfect tombstone. To be honest, there is such a peace when we go and visit his graveside, knowing that he is definitely in a better place. Just looking at that cross and the scripture on the monument is all the proof we need to know that.