After living in our van for 7 months, & trekking cross country through America's beautiful National Parks during the year of 2019, we ended our trip in Michigan and began looking towards our next phase of life. On our first week here, I painted this little sunrise on the shore of our family's lake. The ratio of trees & lakes verses all other infrastructure in Michigan, is dramatically imbalanced in favor of nature, and I found it a peaceful and hopeful place to rebuild. We still didn't quite know what was ahead for us, but we began to feel stirrings within our hearts. Quiet stirrings of hope and anticipation for the future, much like the glimmer of light that danced across the lake surface that morning, as the sun woke the world up to a new day.