A working mother discovers that some commitments are worth keeping when her husband files for joint custody of their nine year old daughter, and she is forced to put her career on hold for the sake of her broken family. All Laura (Elisa Donovan) wants is a little more time with her daughter Kelsey. But being a single mother in New York City isn't easy, especially when your boss expects you to work around the clock. When Laura receives a letter stating that her husband Dylan (Brad Rowe) is seeking joint custody, she reluctantly returns to Texas to fight back. Once there, however, Laura begins to reconsider the importance of family after reconnecting with her estranged father (Tom Skerritt), and relaying her concerns to kind-hearted local pastor Frank (John Schneider), who offers some sage advice on the important roles that both parents play in raising a child.