A heart-wrenching and inspiring story of love and commitment between a woman and the grandmother who raised her.
In 1962, Barb''s troubled parents divorced when she was just ten months old. Since the court deemed neither parent capable of raising Barb and her siblings, they became wards of the court slated for foster care. Barb's grandmother, just having resumed full-time work after raising her own family, reversed directions taking in the children and raising them as her own. Struggling through a family legacy of alcoholism and depression, Barb's grandmother modeled strength and wisdom to endure the most challenging of times.
As Barb moved toward adulthood, she encounters her own issues with addiction and abuse - alternating between pushing her grandmother away and craving her grandmother's closeness. Barb marries and begins a family of her own just as her grandmother's health begins to decline, requiring Barb to take on more and more responsibility for her care. Sandwiched between two generations, each increasingly needy, Barb learns the true meaning of love and commitment.