First, thank you for taking the time to read my story.
I am turning to you because of my mum (without her knowing). She has this lifelong dream to live in a little house in the middle of the woods. And she has been working hard on it for over 20 years.
She is now 58. She lives alone in a small island in a small country called Estonia. Me and my sister and cousin visit her as often as we can, but we have moved away from the island years ago and started our own lives. We help her as much as we can, but none of has any extra money laying around to finish up her dream now.
She has had a long, often difficult life. She has raised 2 kids alone and for a few years took in 2 other kids as well. We had to get by with very little money, but she always made sure we had food on the table and clothes to wear. She sewed our clothes herself sometimes. Even though we didn’t have a lot, we always had her love. She has taught me that women can do anything – from raising kids to building a house. She is my role model.
Her dream is half way done. There exists “in the middle of woods” and there is “a little house”, but the house is not finished and with the pace it’s going, I’m afraid she won’t be able to finish the house in time, so she could enjoy it herself as well.
She saves up whatever money she has left over every month to buy building materials for the house once or twice a year, but it isn’t a lot. In summertime me and my sister and cousin go and help her with building the house, but it’s all done in very small bits and pieces because we just can´t afford to do it faster.
The house she is building used to be a sauna. She has herself, with help from family built 2 extra rooms to the house over 20 years. She has alone changed the roof of the little house. We have together in the last years put up new boards/planks around the house outside (not sure what the English term for it is – outside walls basically). Even my, at that time 7-year-old, daughter was there to help with hitting the nails to the wall.
But despite all our efforts, I am not sure it is enough to make my mums dream happen any time soon.
I have added a few pictures from the different stages of building and also from the outside.
I know this isn´t an emeregncy situation, but it is MY dream, that by the time my mum turns 60, then with my efforts and, if you are kind enough, with your help, I can give her HER dream.
Thank you again, for taking the time to read my story and if you have some extra money, I want you to know it will go to fulfill a lifelong dream of a hardworking woman, who herself would never ask for help.
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