The inukshuk is a significant symbol four us. Click this link to learn about the inukshuk. Here is a quote from that site.
The Inukshuk (pronounced IN-OOK-SHOOK) meaning "in the image of man", are magnificent lifelike figures of stone which were erected by the Inuit people and are unique to the Canadian Arctic. Standing along Canada's most northern shores, they endure as eternal symbols of leadership, encouraging the importance of friendship and reminding us of our dependence upon one another. In the Baffin region of Canada's Arctic, the traditional meaning of an Inukshuk was to act as a compass or guide for a safe journey. The Inukshuk, like ancient trackers, helped guide people seeking their way through the wilderness. An Inukshuk on land with two arms and legs means there is a valley. At the end of this valley, you will be able to go in two directions. Today, this serves as a reminder that we always have a choice in the direction we choose to take in our lives. Erected to make the way easier and safer for those who follow, an Inukshuk represents safety and nourishment, trust and reassurance. The Inukshuk guided people across the frozen tundra and gave them hope in barren places to handle hardships they encountered. These primitive, stone images showed the way ahead... pointing you in the direction you wanted to go. Had they been able to speak, I am certain they would have said... "Here is the road. It is safe. You can meet the demands that this path holds. You can reach your goals and attain your vision of where you want to be."
Jen took the two earrings and separated them into individual necklaces for both of us. A very thoughtful gift.
I am doing mostly OK I am very tired most of the time. It is a side effect of the thalidomide. I am experiencing a lot of pain. My left clavicle seems to be losing structural integrity. My back and shoulder are reshaping around the noodley bone and it is quite painful. My attitude is still good but I am just plain sleepy most of the time.
I know that many of you are wanting to know as much as you can about what is going on. If you have questions for me, please leave them in the comments section of this post and I will either answer them in the comments or in my next post.
Tommy came over this morning and hung out with me while the family went out. It was great to hang with him.
I also want to say thanks to Randy for coming over last week and hanging a new door on the girls room. There he is in the dark after a long day at work, helping a buddy out. I truly am a lucky guy.
Thanks for reading.