I’d like to say marrying Gavin MacKay, but taking that back would leave me without my best friend, my child, and my new home. Wrong choices sometimes lead to what makes us happiest. Perhaps it’s fate’s way of having mercy on us poor humans.
You are overcoming a lot of obstacles for a lady of your day. What was your biggest challenge?
The feeling of powerlessness. Society and its laws refused me a divorce, so it was either stay or escape. I chose the latter, but unlike most women of my time, I was lucky enough to have funds to help me flee England.
You started a new life out west, what was the most unexpected complication?
The initial obstacle was hiding my pregnancy from Connagher and the men for as long as possible. I knew if they found out before arriving in Montana Territory that they would send me back east – to civilization where doctors could care for me.
What do you miss about the life you left behind and what do you love most about the life you are now living?
During the freezing winter months, I most missed the new-fangled indoor plumbing, and the luxury of not needing to use a chamber pot or outhouse. Loneliness settled in during the long months as well, and I did miss having people to help escape my boredom.
Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.
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