In 1850, Joe receives a letter from his runaway wife asking for a divorce and saying, "By the way, I was with child when I left, and you have a son who is seven years old now." Joe writes back saying, "Come to No Man's Land [later Oklahoma] and bring my young 'uns with you, and we will talk about a divorce." With a lot of prayer and careful thought, Joe helps his wife, Elizabeth, grow up and face all their problems—first being, do they still love each other, and second, how to help their children? Joe has a hard time making his spoiled wife learn how to be a good mother and wife and to decide if she wants to stay with him or not. Then Elizabeth's parents decide they have other plans for their daughter and grandchildren and try to take them back. So Elizabeth's two grandfathers come to the rescue. A kidnapping occurs, and outlaws are pursued in this first adventure with the Gray family and their friends. Loving hearts do conquer all problems—always and forever.