Thirty five year old Jackie McMullen, an Army nurse stationed in Afghanistan receives the call no spouse wants to get. Her husband, Jimmy, a New York City firefighter, has perished in the line of duty. She returns home to Brooklyn to bury her husband and console her ten year old son, Charlie. Jackie, and Charlie, are devastated. Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing, curious boy has become quiet and reserved. Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans Island.