Sarah gave me this wonderful hunu today! Hunu (hoh-NOO) is Hawaiin for green sea turtle. This little guy has a very special meaning to me. An old friend of mine, Tutu Lani, back when I lived in Hawaii told me a story of a girl who was saved by a sea turtle. She was scared of him at first but then opened her eyes and saw the honu was not there to hurt her and followed it to safety.
This reminds me to always try to see the best in every situation. I was a little nervous when I came to live here in Iowa but I see now that I have many wonderful friends and a good life here. Mary is my closest friend here. She was very happy to see my new honu as well! And of coarse I can forget Barksee. He wanted to see too!