As Laurie and Alex settle in as a couple and she is welcomed into the loving embrace of his family, Laurie still can't seem to stop waiting for the other shoe to drop. No family can be this supportive and caring about others - not to the point where they care for others more than themselves. Even though she knows that Alex loves her, she can't seem to banish the fear that it won't last.
Alex's patience, support, encouragement and discipline have grounded Laurie, as well as fostered a growing belief that she can accomplish goals in her life. However, as her her old life begins to overlap the new one she is trying to build, their relationship is put to the test. Can two people with such different beginnings have a happy ending, or is love sometimes really not enough to overcome every obstacle?