The Wallace's are a family ahead of their time. Timothy's momma Irma comes from the South and she loves and adores the closest person she's ever had to a mother, Lady B. Irma grew up in the middle of African American culture although her biological family was of Southern wealth. Irma teaches all eight of her children to look at people for who they are and not the color of their skin. Tim has lived his entire life this way with a best friend named Jeremiah who's colored. When his brother marries his high school sweetheart Tim believes he's going to spend his adult life as a bachelor chasing skirts. Until he meets Annette who doesn't even notice him. Tim experiences prejudice from Annette's mother Rose. Tim is determined to protect Annette and show her that Love begins in your heart not through your eyes. Meanwhile the pull of his family business and life pull at him making it difficult to be as forth coming with the love of his life as he wants to be, for fear that she might run away from him.