This happened to be a wealth of important history for young women. Mrs. Stevenson was independant in deciding the course of her life and providing for her children. She was decisive and steered a course of earning a living and staying true to working at what motivated her. These traits enhanced her relationship (and friendship) with her second husband, Robert Louis Stevenson. She was a compassionate and caring person, and reaped the rewards of working and staying busy, and being a truly giving person.