Chapter 3 — Smiley
Chapter 3, “Smiley”, continues the story of Sue’s childhood with the focus on Smiley, Sue’s mother. Smiley was a devoted mother and mentor. Sue says it best when she states, “Of course, she was the disciplinarian when I needed it, and for that I’m eternally grateful. But she was also my mentor, friend, counselor, example, and head cheerleader in my life. Smiley McMillin didn’t have a lot of luxuries in life, but she gave me the greatest gifts a mother could offer: her time, her interest, and her heart.”
Reading this chapter will give you a wonderful peek into the childhood of Sue McMillin and will help you to see that a mother’s love is really one of the most amazing gifts a child could ask for. It will make you wish you had known Smiley McMillin yourself. She is a worthy example of a loving mother and one that mothers everywhere will relate to and aspire to.