If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do? I would spend it riding Willow, my horse, on the beach, napping or reading a good book or poetry or sonnets. Maybe spend the day out visiting my aunts and other family. I might also whip of some delectable treat because I like to cook. I also like to get my hands dirty, so I might plant flowers or work in my garden. I enjoy those things.
What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they've known you for a while? Most people believe me to be shy and quiet, but I’m quite the opposite once you get to know me. I do have a mild stubborn streak and can be very free-spirited in my opinions, which I don’t often share.
What's your idea of a good marriage? I think a good marriage consists of equality between the husband and wife and they must love each other and communicate their needs with honesty. You can’t afford to be timid or fearful in marriage, or love for that matter. I certainly believe in it.
What are you most ashamed of in your life? Allowing grief to get the better of me, causing me to almost take my own life. It was truly madness and though I’ve moved on from the tragedy, it does sometimes haunt me.
If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick? I think I would like to spend the day with my parents, who died when I was but a small child. I would like to know if they are proud of the woman I’ve grown up to be.
Do you think you've turned out the way your parents expected? I hope so. I hope that they would be proud of me for the things I’ve succeeded at and the person I’ve become.
What's the worst thing that's happened in your life? What did you learn from it? I thought the worst thing was when I had to sail across the sea to a strange land to live with relatives, albeit, strangers, but the worst thing was Nathaniel’s death. My heart was swallowed up with guilt over what happened and how I felt I betrayed his love for me.
Tell me about your best friend. My best friend is, in all truth and honesty, Dawson. At first, we weren’t exactly friends, but life has a funny way of changing things. There is no one else I would share my secrets with.
What's the worst thing you've ever done to someone? Why? The worst thing I’ve ever done to someone would be betraying Nathaniel while he was away. Falling for his brother was the last thing I expected to happen and yet I found myself willing to break off our engagement when he returned, in hopes that Dawson felt the same way about me.
What would you like it to say on your tombstone? Here lies a loving daughter, wife & mother.
Describe your ideal mate. My ideal mate would be a man who cherishes me and the time we spend together, who loves me without conditions and is my support when I need a shoulder to cry on.
What are you most afraid of? Being alone.
What's the most important thing in your life? What do you value most? Love, friendship, family. It is not “things” that are of the most value, but the people and living things that love you that mean the most.
What do you like best about Dawson? Least? What I like best about Dawson? His love for me- its enduring & unconditional. He makes me laugh. The least? His over protectiveness. I understand why, but sometimes he dotes on me too much. He knows I have an independent streak, but he can’t help himself.
How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change? I’m good where I am. I am happy and not simply content. I have love and I would just like to continue to have that, so there is nothing I would change.
Tune in next week for an interview with Dawson Randolph- Hero