Gregory believes a promise should never be broken. At the age of twelve he promises to wait on four year old Mary Elizabeth. While everyone else believes it was just a sweet exchange between two children, Gregory never forgets his promise of marriage. Even though Mary Elizabeth doesn't believe in fairy tales, she does believe in Gregory. While her parents continue to insist he won't keep his promise, she kws he will. Years before, her young heart recognized the person it belonged to. But just when she believes her perfect future is about to come true, a spiteful adversary causes her to doubt Gregory's sincerity. Now the future doesn't seem quite so bright or certain. Gregory and Mary Elizabeth will have to overcome many obstacles in order to stop waiting and to finally begin living and loving.