In Trubb Blinger's view, this story is about a journey he chose to take. His idea was to chronicle the trip and write a book about it. In Trubb's mind, if he used his dry sense of humor, that book would be interesting. But the most interesting parts of the journey wasn't the story he chose to portray, it was the stories he didn't choose at all. Those stories were replete with loves, dangers, realities, sometimes luck. Some of the choices were total wastes of time, or worse, heartbreaks. But all of them were part of a recipe, ingredients put in a mixing bowl together, stirred up to define his identity, and the people he loves or interacts with. It's a lot less that Trubb affects the people he interacts with, it's that they profoundly affect him, and it causes him to grow, to learn about life in the real world and the real meaning of hard knocks. The real world is harsh and cruel sometimes, and the truth is, not much can be done about it. But Trubb and his new wife find one thing that they can do about it, small and insignificant that it might seem in the scheme of things. A small boy helps ignite a passion in Trubb and Katrina Blinger. A boy at home on the streets, but with a dream to escape them. Mr. and Mrs. Blinger wake up to the fact that there are a lot of these youngsters out there. More often than not, they are exploited to keep them where they are, and society is not really geared to help them rise above the bad choices they've made until it is too late. Trubb and Katrina make an effort to try to help. With little or no experience, can they? If they can't, it wouldn't be for lack of trying.