Judith Early came to Balsam Ridge, as a privileged only child of affluent Boston parents to locate the love of her life. A decade has passed transforming her from a pampered young woman to that of a loving wife, a loyal friend, and a competent nurse with her husband Dr. Jim Bradley. The journey from seeing herself as a short-term visitor to putting down deep roots of contentment in this isolated, mountain community was not without struggle.
Now, facing one of those defining moments, without warning Judiths contented life is tragically uprooted overnight. Like the mountain streams when encountering those unmovable boulders, she must now find a new course in moving forward. Where will she go? What will she do? There is nothing left. It would seem even God has abandoned her.