I received this cross at a presentation during a convention of my women’s group (Council of Catholic Women). The cross with the word Hope inscribed on it spoke to my heart, as I lost my best friend Hope on January 16, 2012. She and I had been best friends since we were in 5th grade (approximately 33 years) and her death was and is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. I know that she is at peace, but the void left for those of us who loved her is enormous. I found it very fulfilling to decorate 3 other crosses after I had selected my cross to take home. What a wonderful premise for this organization and for the lives it touches. God bless.