A young boy has just moved with his mother, Dana, to California. She is divorced from hid deadbeat dad who never responds to Jared’s voice messages which he consistently leaves for his father. Jared is a bit small for his age and wants to make the baseball team where he is not well received. However, when his teacher encourages the class to write to a soldier, Jared writes to Sgt. Vincent Carrera who has no one else writing to him. He gladly responds to young Jared’s letter and as fate would have it, he will be on leave not far from where Jared lives, with the destination being Fort Sebastian.
Sgt. Carrera visits Jared’s home to meet him and first meets his mother. There is an immediate attraction between Dana and Sgt. Vince Carrera. Sgt. Carrera becomes close to them both as he teaches Jared to become a good catcher and he even makes the baseball team. As the family draws close to him, the question soon arises: what happens when Vince has to return to Bosnia? It doesn’t help that he had been previously married to a woman who left him for someone else when he was away overseas.
This story is nicely told with some fine acting from the cast and it examines loyalties and the need for a family unit. It features sacrifice and a wonderful story about a man becoming a father figure for a young boy who lacks that. This may be one young children won’t enjoy as much but it tells a good story. We suggest that families gather together to watch this story which is a contemporary and yet timeless story of how sacrifice can make a big difference in other people’s lives. Five doves for this excellent story!