In 1991, twenty-one-year-old Sarah, recently divorced mother to two-year-old Hayley, moved from the small dusty town of Farmington, New Mexico to the bustling city of Houston, Texas with dreams of a better life. A year later she was swept off her feet by Greg Swindell, a millionaire Major League Baseball player who just had signed a lucrative contract with the Houston Astros and was becoming the talk of the city. Sarah was a young mother who never dreamed a guy like Greg would ever want a girl like her, but she could never have been more wrong. Greg loved Sarah the moment he saw her, and she felt the very same way.
Six weeks after their first date, Greg asked Sarah to quit her job as a hairdresser and marry him during Spring Training in Florida, taking in Hayley as his very own. Throughout the next several years, Sarah's Cinderella story continued with the addition of three more children, a lifestyle only a few ever dreamed of living, and a love story even fewer ever experienced. The major league lifestyle afforded the Swindell's multimillion-dollar homes, fancy cars, and all the material things Sarah could ever want. The couple shared an unbreakable love, even in the fast-paced, flashy world of professional sports.
That is until 2002 when this picture-perfect story came to a gut-wrenching halt, and Sarah was forced to deal with more pain than she ever thought possible. Dawson, their only son, was diagnosed with severe autism when he was just eighteen-months-old. As Sarah's world slowly crumbled beneath her, she was faced with choices that often resulted in devastating consequences. Sarah never dreamed how much her world would change so suddenly and without warning, leaving her feeling broken and ashamed almost to the point of no return.