It had been twelve years since Carrie ran out on them. She had not only abandoned the man she loved, but she abandoned their daughter to be raised by a single parent. Mike no longer wants anything to do with Carrie, even though that love he has for her still remains. Now entering the world of middle school, Charlotte needs a mother's wisdom now more than ever. Does Carrie believe that she can start being the mother Charlotte needs? If so, will Mike allow her to?