Dianne Parker meets and marries the handsome and charismatic Mark McCune, never noticing the quiet attention of his brother, David, a soft-spoken pediatrician. Their marriage seems perfect until the birth of their daughter Julia, a baby with genetic abnormalities. Mark, who can't face the idea of a less-than-perfect child, walks out, leaving Dianne to confront the challenges of being a single mom. As the years pass, Dianne and her mother, Hannah, remain selflessly devoted to Julia. David introduces Dianne to a young girl from a troubled home as a amother's helper, and things begin to change. Julia gains a best friend and Dianne finds renewed strength and hope, but David must wait patiently for a chance to reveal his true feelings. In the process, Dianne learns that love is more than what you feel for someone - it's what you're willing to give of yourself.