Why the robin? For most of you from West Michigan, the first thought that comes to mind when thinking about a robin is SPRING. As our state bird, the robin has become a symbol of spring– warmer weather, renewal, and better days ahead after a long, cold Michigan winter. For many of us, simply seeing a robin in our yards on a cold March day can bring us hope that something better is coming soon. This is our goal at Alliance: to help our clients find HOPE in the midst of those long, dark “winters” that all of us can go through, and to be reminded that better days are ahead.