I made this to commemorate a young man's baptism. His name and the date are in the waves.
Years earlier I made a cross stitch for his uncle, it had a boat and a lighthouse.
I guess the lighthouse could be seen as symbolic, but I chose the first one as the boy (now a man) concerned liked the sea.
As for his nephew, he both admires his uncle so anything which reflects his tastes is good, and as his father is a sailor , so it was doubly appropriate.
The design is from the August 2002 Just Cross stitch, it is called East-Coast Lighthouse by Julia Lucas.
Although we are not in the USA the name of the design remains fitting.
I have discovered a fondness for lighthouses, expect to see more.