Hello… my name is Samantha I am 33 years old. I have a wonderful hard working husband, I have 4 beautiful children! 3 girls and 1 boy. Daughters ages are 13, 16 months and 3 months. Sons age is 6… we live in a tiny 2 bedroom house, I also have a cat called tinkerbell.
my reason for writing this is because we are a broken family, my oldest daughter and my son share a bedroom to which they haven’t been allowed since my daughter turned 10 she will be 14 this September. My husband and my 16 month old share the other bedroom, myself and the 3 month old baby share the sofa… I have worked with our local council for over 3 years to try and get a bigger property to accommodate for my family but they haven’t the houses to give.
our home is so small I have to have the smallest girls wardrobe in the lounge, a room that is meant to be a family room, the kitchen is so small I cannot have a dining table so we never get to eat as a proper family, we all live on top of each other but we couldn’t be anymore distant if we tired. Not one of us has any space to just be alone or to call our own… my daughter who will be 14 can’t escape the daily chaos of our lives, my son who is being tested for ADHD has nowhere he can calm down nowhere to have time with myself when he needs it or time alone, my smallest daughters have no room to play and grow as our lounge is shared with many other things that shouldn’t be in there. My husband works everyday and overtime if he can to provide for us all and he also has nowhere to just unwind and reflect on his day, he doesn’t earn much but he gets up everyday to be a brilliant husband and a brilliant father… myself: i just worry for everyone in my house not having what they need, i feel most days like a failure to my family, that I can’t give them what they need and what they so rightly deserve, not necessarily what they want but I believe it’s always good to want something, life would be pretty boring if you didn’t want for anything… my mother left when I was 9 months old and my father passed away when I was 18 so when it comes to help from family that’s just something I don’t have access to, my husband has 6 siblings and with two working parents there isn’t money to spread around everyone, their family rule is you can’t give to one without giving to the others.
im not asking for a specific amount of money. I think I’m just asking for any amount of money to save so that if we are lucky enough we could have enough for a deposit on a forever home for my family, a place where we all fit, a place where we can learn to love each other again and enjoy being a family and being around each other… right now we’re not a family, we’re broken! We’re unhappy in our situation of living like sardines, I think personally everyone is entitled to space, a place to be alone and be yourself and that’s something we’re just not lucky enough to have…
so if anyone is happy to help me try and get a bigger house you’ll change our lives forever, i don’t know if anyone will ever see this but if you do and do you help THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart… thank you
thank you for taking the time to read this, and I wish you well in life.