In the First Chapter, Westover describes a memory of a story told by her father when she was only five years old. Westover, together with her brother and sister, acted the events in the story in which a mother carrying a baby was shot and died. In the play, they aimed to show the challenges that women experience while taking care of their children. She also goes on to narrate about a Biblical scripture that her father read to them as a family, one year later. The scripture described the prophecy of Immanuel, who would be born. In relation to the prophecy, Westover’s father read that “…butter and honey shall he eat” (Westover 1). This implied that Immanuel would eat the food (butter and honey) and from it learn about good and evil. The play and the scripture made a big impression on Westover in her young life.