When lives collide during Christmas time, hope offers the ultimate gift of healing. After suffering a family tragedy, social worker Patty Addison throws herself into finding homes for children in need. With her marriage to Mark on the rocks, Patty feels it‰۪s the worst time to take in nine-year-old Emily, who has just lost her single mother in a car accident. But Emily‰۪s love and loyalty quickly win over the strained couple, and sharing the bond of tragic loss, they begin to connect with Emily, as well as with each other. However, when Emily runs away, Patty and Mark face the ultimate test of faith. At the time of year when family matters most, seemingly unrelated individuals come together to prove that love is the only common bond a family really needs.