Sara has never had a life of her own, she has always lived everyone elses lives. First her parents always trying to do what they expected of her, though no matter how hard she tried she always felt like a disappointment to her mother. Then getting married right out of high school she lived her husband's life. Now she finds herself stranded in Little Rock, Arkanasa over 2,000 miles away from home. She had followed her husband there in hopes of starting a new life with him, but once again he has abandoned her and their two small children. Not wanting to ask her parents' for help yet again Sara goes to the local welfare office seeking assistance home, but then decides that she wants to stay in Arkanasa and make a life there for her and the children, and begin a life on her own.