gabrièl gotha & anna gotha (née jones)
2028: the gothas welcome a daughter! astrid etta is born healthy.
2029: gabrièl’s father phillippe dies of a heart attack. though gabrièl was not very close with him, he is saddened by his death, and his family experiences major shifts following phillippe’s death.
2030: despite the turmoil of the year before, anna and gabrièl are excited by their new addition, a healthy baby boy. they name him elio phillippe.
2031: the young gotha family takes a trip to america to visit anna’s family, and the kids are excited to go to harry potter world with their cousins.
2032: gabrièl had some warnings of a heart attack, which is concerning considering his family history, but luckily it’s just costochondritis.
2033: anna gets promoted to full-time professor at the boarding school where she works. the whole family is very excited for this new development.
2034: the old volkswagen dies, so the gothas find a nice audi q7 with enough room for their family.
2035: anna is now the dean of english at her school! she spends more time working, but they make it work.
2036: eight-year-old astrid has her first piano concert in brussels. the whole gotha family comes to support her, and she plays beautifully!
2037: astrid’s tutors recommend that she is tested based on her unusual academic talent, and she is diagnosed as gifted. the gothas are thrilled, and they begin to adapt her schooling to support her needs.
2038: anna and gabrièl start a book club with their best friends and read some great literature.
2039: the gothas take a summer trip to italy. they have a family home there, and they spend several months soaking up the sun and staying up late.
2040: anna finds out that gabrièl gave up his title for them to avoid extensive responsibilities. she feels hurt that he did not tell her about this big decision, and it causes a rift between them. luckily, they work through it.
2041: gabrièl’s mother matilda passes away of old age. the gothas are very saddened by her death, as anna and gabrièl both were very close with her.
2042: the gothas welcome another son! astrid and elio are joined by henry ambrose, who is born healthy.
2043: the gothas are blessed again with twins! cassian laurent and charlotte matilda are born healthy.
2044: anna writes and publishes a book! her adult fiction novel is popular internationally, and receives acclaim from literary critics.
2045: fifteen-year-old elio is tested into his prep school’s gifted program. he is a talented writer and musician, and he now takes new classes to develop his gifts.
2046: another pair of twins for the gothas! astrid, elio, henry, cassian, and charlotte are joined by bastian graham and stella eléonore.
2047: anna surprises gabrièl with a weekend trip to morocco. they have a wonderful time exploring the cities and a much needed break from their seven children.
2048: the gothas are very sad to hear that anna has had a miscarriage in the 9th week, but they are grateful for the many blessings they still have.
the gothas in 2048
gabrièl and anna
astrid etta (20)
elio phillippe (18)
henry ambrose (6)
cassian laurent & charlotte matilda (5)
bastian graham & stella eléonore (2)