When we were in Hawaii, Steven got me a very special gift … it is a mommy turtle and a baby turtle necklace and it is both absolutely beautiful and meaningful. The turtle shell on the necklace is Koa wood … Koa is the largest endemic tree in Hawaii and exists naturally nowhere else in the world. It was historically used to create carved, ocean-going canoes. The wood itself symbolize; brave, bold, fearless and warrior … how perfectly appropriate for my Wylder James.
The symbol of the turtle itself represents family. The hawaiian name for turtle is ‘honu’ and they represent hawaiian ancestral bloodlines as ‘aumãkua,’ a families guardian or omen of good luck. Honu, also symbolizes the navigator and the ablility to find its way home time and time again. So this necklace I will forever cherish. What a special, meaningful and thoughtful gift for me to proudly wear around my neck. The mommy turtle and a baby turtle swimming side by side is SO me and wylder … a forever bond. (picts of us in maui 2010)
We would like to plant our own koa tree in our yard??!! Will have to do a bit of research to see how they do in AZ heat
I have always loved all animals of the ocean with a particular favorite animal of all time being the humpback whale. Now that I know the meaning of the turtle I have a little soft spot for those little guys and gals too. I miss the ocean … a drive to see cali family soon just to get a glimpse of the big blue seems like it is in my very near future. It is amazing how both steven and I have always had such a love for the ocean … but now, wow, our bond feels even more incredible. It is such a tranquil and beautiful thing, to hear the waves and see its beauty. Forever tied to the ocean, my baby and me.
I am keeping a close eye on updates from the pacific whale foundation to see if our Wylder the Whale has made his way back to ths island? I hope we can take a quick trip to the island in February and see of glimpse of him ourselves, traveling through the channel. Did I tell you you can adopt him (wylder the whale) for only 25 dollars? What a fun gift idea for kids and it helps keep him save. Their is no limit to the number of people that can adopt wylder the whale. The standard adoption Package ($25) includes: • Personalized Adoption Certificate with photo of your adopted whale • Story of your adopted whale (and our wylder) • Map of sightings of your whale
Click on the following like to adopt Wylder the Whale for yourself http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/adopt-whale-wylder You can also adopt a turtle or other creatures from the pacific whale foundation you would like.
Signing off with a splash, from AZ! xoxo