Where were they born, and when?
January 23, 1894. Born in New York.
What color are his/her eyes? Hair?
Blue-grey eyes. Blonde, flaxen hair.
What is their station in life?
Only daughter of an upper-middle-class couple; young wife to a new doctor who doesn't seem to make ends meet financially as well as he expected to.
Does your character have a specific theme song?
A Thousand Years, Piano Guys version (the only version I listen to.)
Do they prefer the country or the city?
Charlotte would prefer small town--close to shops, near enough so that she has neighbors at hand if she needs help. Conveniences like telephones and electricity and hospitals are much appreciated.
Do they believe in anything that most people think is impossible?
That people can be healed. That broken things can be restored. That problems can be resolved. She's starting to meet more people who don't believe that, so I think her thinking on that point is about to change. She still believes that God can do the impossible, but she's going to learn that God sometimes uses pain to refine, that he is sovereign even through great pain.
What occupation do they have, or plan on having?
Charlotte is a nurse, and plans to be a nurse until the demands of home and children make it unfeasible. She works for Jaeryn, volunteers in Folkestone, worked for a while at the Richmond hospital, and will hopefully work for Ben eventually.
What is their favorite type of shoes?
Lace-up boots with the little thin heels, or low brown shoes. She doesn't like high heels, because her feet get sore standing on them all day.
Can they cook?
She can cook so that Jaeryn thinks she cooks well. ;) In reality, she's an average cook, but not spectacular. She isn't about to take on anything complicated, can't hold a candle to Pearlie, and would probably ask someone's advice before pronouncing something done or tasting good.
How do they show love?
Listening. Charlotte's very good at listening and giving good counsel. She's an active listener, and is able to set aside her own life and thoughts to truly listen to other people.
Do they have any habits, annoying or otherwise?
She asks Ben if he's locked up every night. Always likes the sheets ironed when they're washed. Writes her parents once every other week on Sunday afternoons. Leaves her hair down every night when she sleeps instead of braiding it.
What is one of their strongest childhood memories?
Going to the sea and building sand-castles. They would have picnics and she can still taste the sand in the sandwiches, and remember the lemonade and eating strawberries with her fingers. She loved it; it was a little opportunity to be messy, as she was usually kept perfectly neat.
What is his/her favorite flower or plant?
What is his/her comfort food?
Toast and jam and tea. Preferably strawberry jam. Alisa can make some good preserves, and Charlotte likes the jams in her pantry.
Charlotte's favorite color is anything in the shade of mulberry or red-violet.
Charlotte likes cats. They're soft, and pretty, and clean. And good to cuddle with. She also loves horses--e specially the chestnut ones that have a gold sheen when they're in the sun, and dark manes and tails. She would love to learn how to ride a horse, and I think she likes Alisa's Percheron. :)
Favorite season of the year?
Winter. As long as it's sunny. She loves coats with soft fur collars. Frosty breath, warm drinks and soft, pure snowfalls. Winter seems quiet, and pure, and a time when you can hide indoors and be cozy. The first fresh snowfall is always magical to her.
Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Peach. She loved eating homemade ice-cream at her friend's house when she visited every summer. Her friend lived in the country, and they would climb trees and take haymow rides and learn to milk the cows, and get their pretty, frilly little dresses all dirty and dusty. :) Charlotte rode horseback, which she loved, and went to a little country church. I think that's where she became a Christian.
Is there something he or she is afraid of?
Charlotte is afraid of physical pain. She's good at alleviating it, but she's not comfortable with having it herself.
Does he or she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph?
Charlotte did some dancing in high school, and she was pretty, so she had quite a few partners. She really enjoyed it, but Ben doesn't like dancing, so she hasn't done it since they're married.
What is their back-story and how does it affect them now?
Only child of very adoring parents. Charlotte feels very secure in people's love for her. She's used to having her wants provided for in fairly short order, so she's not used to wanting things. Since her parents were not able to have more children, that gives her the fear that she might not be able to either. But besides that, she is well-grounded, confident in the Lord's love for her, and not emotionally insecure.