Layla is a young girl who does not feel special in her family and all she wants in the world is for her mother to nurture her. Even though Layla has four siblings she still feels alone and unloved. All she can think about is to someday have the experience of feeling cared for in that special way a child feels when she is showered with love from a mother. This is so important to Layla that she spends most of her time daydreaming and praying for God to send her a special friend to love and nurture her.One day after an encounter with the local bully, Alfonzo, Layla's prayers are answered when she is embraced by a loving wise woman. From that day forward Layla is a changed person and her changing continues in so many positive ways. Most importantly, she learns what it is like to feel special to someone and that she is somebody.