Lilly Mac: How are you doing today, Victoria?
Victoria: Pretty well considering Kemington Sutter Sr. is going to make me throw him out a window with all this prep for our holiday dinner party.
Lilly Mac: I know how that goes. I have been shopping for items for my own party for the past four days. Now to cook and clean then entertain and clean again.
Victoria: Normally, Kem and I do an annual Christmas party, but this year he decides to change things up.
“Are you fussing about me again today?” Kem shouts from the kitchen.
Victoria: Honey, I’m having an interview. No time for small talk.
Lilly Mac: Well, let’s get to it since you have to get back to overseeing the kitchen.
Victoria: Sure thing.
Lilly Mac: First, how are you enjoying your baby boy and husband? When we last say you, you had just found out that you were pregnant. Plus the proposal from Kemington.
Victoria: My son is my life. He takes my breath away every time I smell his lavender scent. Such a joy. And Kemington has always had my heart. Even when we were apart, I still felt connected to him. After I grew a backbone and toughened myself up, I was able to see that I was wrong which made the decision to re-marry a strong one.
Lilly Mac: That is so good to hear. Some of the readers didn’t understand why you could want to divorce a man as good as Kemington. Can you elaborate on your reasoning for going separate ways?
Victoria: The only way that I can rationalize it is that I wasn’t ready. I was prepared to be the wife that he needed and that I needed to be for myself. I had never experienced marriage before even as a child. My grandfather had passed on long before I came along, so it was just me and my grandma.
Lilly Mac: I know this has never been touched on, but what happened to your birth parents?
Victoria: My mother was a young, teen mom. Thirteen years old. She was wild and in the streets. My grandma had pretty much given her over to the world for her own sanity, but when she got wind that my mother was pregnant, she cut her a deal. She told her not to abort. My grandma wanted to adopt me and it was as simple as that. ‘Til this day, I have never met my mother and that’s fine with me. I know nothing of my father.
Lilly Mac: Has this affected you as a parent?
Victoria: Not at all. Kemington and I have something strong here. Our son doesn’t lack in any developmental category whether it be emotional, social, or physical. One time, before Kem Jr. was born, Kemington asked me did I want to search for my mother. I simply said “no”.
Lilly Mac: That is understandable. Well we can see that you guys are finally at peace in your life and home. How’s your friendship with Sandra?
Victoria: We are closer than ever. The fact that we both have babies…sons at that…has made us rely on each other to guide us through parenthood. Plus, Kem and I want to make sure she has all the support she needs in her time of healing.
Lilly Mac: Have you healed?
Lilly Mac: The incident with Carlos Santiago.
Victoria: It wasn’t too hard for me to get past what happened. The gun was pretty scary, but Kem was more affected than myself. He barely wanted to let me out of his sight for months. But I had to take in the entire situation and think of my grandma. She would want me to forgive Carlos and I have.
Lilly Mac: Well, Victoria, you are a wonderful person.
Victoria: Thank you.
Lilly Mac: Before we finish, what can we expect from you in the future? Maybe more babies.
Victoria: Hey, don’t say babies too loudly. Don’t want to give Kem any ideas. But since I am striving to thinking with enhanced clarity each day of my life, you can expect a more calm me. A more positive Vic. I’m happy now and I hope it shows.
Lilly Mac: Trust me. It does. Thank you for taking time out of your hectic schedule and sitting down with me.
If you want to see the story of Victoria and Kemington Sutter, be sure to check out Wronged Desires.