When Kim Tyler learns that her mother, Jean, is dying of AIDS, she’s forced to face her years of bitterness and resentment. Although her mother deserted Kim as a child, her father convinces her that Jean needs her now. Kim has spent her entire adult life trying to be the perfect Christian wife and mother, but now with Jean’s reappearance into her well-ordered life, she’s overwhelmed with bad memories. How can she call herself a Christian and feel the way she does? In dealing with her memories and the present crisis, Kim learns the meaning of forgiveness with the help of others who’ve each learned it the hard way.