One of my favorite moments of fatherhood has always been seeing the imposition of ashes on my children's heads. It is an eerie, yet beautiful reminder that they too will one day die. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. I pray that I am a godly example and pattern of the faith that I hope they will hold till their dying breath.
Above are a couple photos of my one year old today after he received ashes at the hand of a priest.