Elise has a nurturing husband, a job as a librarian, and a home in Seattle that overlooks the ocean, a life she believes is almost perfect even with her increasing blindness. Except for a decade, she and Sam have been trying, and failing, to have a baby. When the intimately devastating result of Elise’s pregnancy is miscarriage, again, her scope of vision takes another hit, her wishes of motherhood shatter.
It’s taken over a year for Claire to establish new normal for herself and her son, Jonah, following her divorce. Jonah has a preschool he loves and Sam, her boss, has been patient and compassionate through the ordeal. Claire agrees to go on a date, and that’s all it takes – one date, too much comfort, not enough caution – and Claire’s calm is disrupted again, this time in the form of an unexpected pregnancy.
As Elise struggles to reframe her ideas of family for the future and Claire wrestles with the decision of whether or not to keep her child, their lives begin to intertwine. With the help of glass sculptor whose wares bring unexpected luminance, Claire and Elise must resolve the deviations of wishes with reality, or risk sacrificing their chance for the magic of happiness.