My Village of Support Tierra Siles My daughter Tierra's help was irreplaceable Kevin Fung Is a tech genius and always makes the impossible happen for me. Line Jullié Line spent countless hours restoring our parent’s old photos. These pictures provided endless inspiration and context. Bruce Paul Bruce is a Nazarene Pastor currently serving in San Diego. He provided me substantial critical review and helped direct the story line. Aubrey Anne Groeber Aubrey Anne tells me exactly what she thinks. I call that a perfect critical reader and a great friend. Evelin Hubb Evelin provided an international perspective and helped me determine my audience. Mariah Springer My daughter Mariah helped me connect the story’s cultural transitions. Brynn Need I say more. This is why we share our legacies; there are those who come after us, and we must pass the torch. Jacob Teter My son Jacob helped me see the greater implications of imagery, and helped me make pictures of words. Ember Kinnally My daughter Ember (Brynnsmom) is one of the most talented writers I know. Ember’s keen eye for design also shaped the book cover. Shelly Renee Shelly was one of my first critical readers and her insights helped shape the characters. Karelin During the bulk of the writing, Karelin helped me set realistic goals and called me twice a week to hold me accountable.