Kari and John met, fell in love, and were married - all within just a few weeks! It was a whirlwind of true love and passion and romance and fate, and the newlywed couple could not be happier about the fact that they just tied the knot, even if the wedding did happen in a hospital. They are in the midst of planning a second public wedding, so that their families and friends can join in on their happiness.
But things take a turn for the worse when John's mother, Evangeline, falls gravely ill. She has always been a stubborn, sturdy woman, capable of everything, but her sudden sickness seems to be more than even she can handle. All Evangeline ever wanted was to witness her son's marriage, and now it seems as if this might not be possible.
John and Kari realize that the only way Evangeline will die happy is if she is able to see the wedding. They try to postpone it, but she urges them to carry on with their matrimonial plans, telling them she does not believe she will be able to make it. Stressed and worried, John and Kari work day and night to find a way to allow John's mother the ability to witness their marriage, while Evangeline grows sicker and sicker.
Meanwhile, Kari experiences some troubles with her pregnancy, and begins to worry about whether or not John will be able to love another man's child. Kari also begins to fear that having Mark's baby will only make her miss her so much that she finds she is no longer able to give John the love and joy that he deserves.
Will everything work itself out into a happily ever after? Or are these two love birds doomed to a life of hardship and unhappiness?