Before he died, Peter looked into the eyes of his wife of forty
years and said, "When I am gone find the mission God has for you .
Three years later Janet Drake learns of a recently widowed
father with four young children. She believes caring for this
family is "her mission" and heads for the motherless Harrison home.
But Tom, the father, considers her neither heaven-sent nor
especially qualified. However with no other applicant in sight, he
agrees to give her a one week try-out.
On her second day in town a chance meeting re-ignites a college
friendship with Stu Mudoch, now a widowed missionary. He is
convinced their meeting was a divine appointment while Janet is
more than a little surprised at the strong stirrings of her
The children's grief and their misbegotten ideas overwhelm her.
But she is ready to do serious battle when an ambitious
non-maternal woman casts her seductive web around Tom-pulling him
off course from the fathering his children need.
Meanwhile Janet's secret Mary Poppins fantasy evaporates when
the kids spurn her healthy cooking and none of the pervasive litter
throughout the house jumps back into instant order in her wake.
Friends of the deceased mom come alongside to help and she, in
turn, mentors them as they deal with crushing disappointments and
Through it all one over-riding question plagues her. Is serving
the Harrison family truly the answer to Peter's challenge, or are
the Harrisons just a stepping stone on the way to the real
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