Dana Delaney and William Russ star in the moving true story of family reshaped by tragedy and A Promise to Keep. Annie Willis (Mimi Kennedy) is dying of cancer when she learns that her husband has been killed in a train accident. Horrified that her children will become orphans, Annie asks her brother, Carl Goodrich (Russ--The Right Stuff), to care for them. Now with four emotionally scarred children moving into a house with three of his own, Carl and his working wife, Jane (Dana Delany--"China Beach"), must reevaluate their priorities. But love and family help the couple learn the meaning of parenthood ... and of A Promise to Keep.