Your name is Blair Catalina Sullivan. You are 22 years old and just graduated from university with a degree in video production. You have red hair and blue eyes. At 18, you'd escaped an abusive household and began fresh in university. Now that you've graduated with your four year degree, you're still deciding if you'll continue schooling or what.
That summer, you work as a coffee barista to help work towards student loans and before making any decisions, when, while serving coffee, an attractive person comes on in. The coffee shop is pretty quiet at this time of day, so you're able to take their order and chat while preparing the order. He introduces himself as Felix David Mercer. They leave a piece of paper with their name and number on it and mention how they'd love to get to know you. You save their number to your phone immediately, send a "Hey :)" text, and they send a smile back as they're on their way out.
Both of you end up messaging quite a bit through the rest of the day, and decide to get together for dinner that night! They take you to a Mediterranean restaurant, their favorite which you've never been to. It was fantastic! And better yet, the two of you instantly click!
Your relationship is a whirlwind from the moment you meet onward. You end up speaking daily since then, going on dates at least once a week and visiting one another's apartments even more often. It almost felt as if you'd always known one another and within the next six months, you regarded one another as best friends and partners. It was sooner than either of you expected it to happen, but you both drop down on one knee and propose marriage! Yes!
You two decide to elope. As you don't have any family and only a few friends from school, it felt most comfortable to choose a few loved ones to be there and have a quick but beautiful wedding. You two were so happy, it was a dream come true.
You and your partner have been married 5 years now. It's been a beautiful 5 years!
Not long after your wedding, the two of you decide to adopt kittens. You named them Cinnamon and Clementine, "Cin" & "Clem". Your apartment felt cozy with you, Felix, and the kittens. Felix's career as an interpreter was going smoothly while you began your career as a child psychologist.
One year after your wedding, you discovered you were expecting! You and Felix were not trying nor preventing, so it wasn't a necessarily a surprise. You were so happy to birth a baby girl! She had red hair and gray eyes. You named her Catalina Hazel Sullivan-Mercer.
You and Felix loved being parents! You both knew it was your dream for some point in your lives. While it was a difficult adjustment, it was very fulfilling. You were so grateful for your Felix's family for being so supportive and helping watch Catalina so you and him could either get a nap or have a date night. His mom and dad, Yaritza Lilly and Cornelius Alfred Mercer, were so excited for their first grandchild! His siblings, Cerys, Gabriel, and Dale, were thrilled to be able to watch their niece. You felt so grateful to be welcomed into the family so easily, they began to feel like the family you always wanted.
Two years after Catalina's birth, Felix brought up how he'd like to try again and you happily agreed. It took a little time to conceive again, but when Catalina is 3 1/3, you birth your next children, boy and girl twins! Matilda Phoebe Sullivan-Mercer had red hair and grey eyes, while Otis Finlay Sullivan-Mercer had red hair and blue eyes. After surviving two pregnancies and the babies that came with them, you decide to quit your job and be a stay at home parent. Felix's career was stable enough that the two of you could survive on one income.
Being a stay at home parent was pretty difficult but fulfilling. Felix loved being able to receive pictures of the kids more often and hearing more in depth what their day to day is like. It's incredible how busy kids are during the day, that's for sure! Your expectations to what being a stay at home mum was about was pretty off, but regardless you're grateful for the experience. At the end of the day, seeing your children fast asleep after a busy day of curiosity and discovery, your heart felt overwhelmed with joy watching their peaceful, sleeping faces.
Even now, while Catalina is four and Matilda and Otis are two years old. Felix's career is thriving, the kids are happy and healthy, and you are loving your life.
Another 5 years pass. It has definitely been a busy time!
You and Felix wanted more kids! When Catalina is 5 and Matilda and Otis are 3 years old, you give birth again. You birth a baby girl, with red hair and blue eyes. You name her Amalia Eloise Sullivan-Mercer. Catalina is pretty excited about another baby while Matilda and Otis were a little unsure for a while.
By the time Amalia was 3, you were deciding whether or not you'll look back into working, going back to school, or continuing staying home. Felix's career progressed enough that staying home was possible, but you felt unsure. Ultimately, you decide to go back to working, this time as a child psychologist in a different part of town.
When the kids were 9, 7, and 4, you and Felix decide to bring them on a vacation! You have a hard time deciding between Grand Canyon, AZ or Niagara Falls, NY, but ultimately choose Niagara Falls.
You and Felix have been married 10 years now! Your kids are 10, 8, and 5. Your lives are thriving.
The Sullivan-Mercer Family
Blair Catalina Sullivan, 32, (with red hair and blue eyes) and your husband, Felix David Mercer, 35, (with red hair and grey eyes), with your daughter, Catalina Hazel Sullivan-Mercer (with red hair and grey eyes), 10, your twins, Matilda Phoebe Sullivan-Mercer (with red hair and grey eyes) and Otis Finlay Sullivan-Mercer (with red hair and blue eyes), 8, your daughter, Amalia Eloise Sullivan-Mercer (with red hair and blue eyes), 5, and your cats, Cinnamon and Clementine, 11