A realistic film that shows how we all grieve in different ways and how desperately we need God to help us!
Its present day Dainesville, Tennessee, a small town in the northern part of the state. Ilene Connors (Natalie Grant) and her son Jackson (Michael Rosenbaum) live alone in their small ranch style one family home. Due the recent death of her husband, Steve Connors (Billy Dean), Ilene is forced to take care of her son by herself. Both Ilene and Jackson have been deeply affected by the tragic death of Steve.
It is Jackson though, that feels the loss the most. His father was everything to him. He is like a ship that has been set adrift, without an anchor. While driving home from the fire station late one night, Steve falls asleep at the wheel. He runs a red light, killing himself and an elderly woman. Because Steve got killed in an off-duty at fault traffic accident, he looses his pension. This leaves Ilene and her son in a dire financial position. Legal fees and settlements have drained any and all savings the family had, which has forced Ilene to go back to work.
Jackson starts skipping school and getting into trouble raising the concerns of Principal Nate Foster (Randall Franks) who intervenes but decides he will have to repeat the year. Ilene does not know where to turn but Principal Foster urges her to reach out to her father, Wyatt Johnson (Rusty Whitener). A man she has not had much contact with in many years. Eventually Jackson is sent to stay with his grandfather and the two basically meet for the first time when Wyatt comes to pick up him up. Wyatt, a widower for over twenty years, lives on a farm in a very rural part of Tennessee. He is a good man, but extremely set in his ways. At first Jackson struggles with farm life and his Grandfathers ways, eventually though, the two begin to bond. Wyatt, a Christian, uses this opportunity to minister to his Grandson. On the advice of the Principal Foster, Ilene contacts a local pastor. At first she just needs someone to talk to, however, their talks soon turn from grief counseling, to questions about the Lord and Salvation.
Jackson and Wyatt decide to go out on a one-day hunting trip, gear up and take off on horseback. After a long ride they end up at Wyatts favorite hunting spot. An accident renders Wyatt incapacitated and strands the two out in the middle of nowhere. Their survival rests on young Jacksons shoulders and he is challenged to almost his breaking point. In a moment of total dispair, and in the pouring rain, Jackson drops to knees and gives his life to Jesus. He prays for the Lord to give him the strength to overcome.
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