Lizbeth used to love Christmas. She remembers the excitement of getting up early and running into the living room to see what Santa Claus had left. There were big breakfasts and extra special gifts from her brother and sister. One day, all of that changes when her brother Donald dies in a car accident.
Lizbeth’s parents are filled with grief, as is her sister. Lizbeth is sad, too, but she’s angry, as well—angry with Donnie for texting while driving and angry with God for taking Donnie away. Years pass, and life must go on, despite Lizbeth’s pain. She does her best to carry on for the sake of her family.
When another Christmas Eve arrives, Lizbeth agrees to go to church just to get her mom to stop asking. The next morning, Lizbeth wakes to an incredible surprise. She gets the chance to spend Christmas in heaven with lost loved ones where she learns God always has a purpose, even through times of pain.