I am often asked whether I plan to expand my family further, whether I would like to “try for a boy”. But for my husband and I, we are incredibly happy with what we have. There is one main reason as to why a family of five is right for us; this being the quality of life we want for our children.
Every person has the right to a high quality of life; to feel happy and satisfied with the conditions that they live in. And I believe that children deserve to be brought up in an environment where they feel financially secure, safe and happy. No child should feel like they are deprived of basic human needs like food or clothing; it is their right to have these things.
As a mother of 3, I know how difficult it is to raise a family in this day and age. House prices are soaring, the cost of living is rising; it is a struggle just to survive. So I want to be able to provide my children with the basic necessities that they have a right to possess, whilst also enjoying luxuries that I feel they deserve. Children need more than just food and water, they need to know that it’s okay to want things. I want my daughters to be more than just content; I want them to be HAPPY.
And this happiness that I want my children to attain is not about having all the money in the world. It’s about raising them in a safe environment, teaching them good morals to follow, giving them enough finances to pave the way for their future. I think all children in the world deserve that quality of life… it’s just up to US to be able to give it to them.
Thuy Le (formerly known as Thuy Yau) is a freelance writer and Youth Work graduate living in Perth, Australia. She loves to share her own personal experiences about overcoming adversity, as she believes that human beings are more capable than they realise. She writes to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to learn from themselves and their own experiences. Her writing has been discussed on radio, won writing contests, appeared on The Huffington Post UK and major Australian sites such as news.com.au, SMH, Kidspot and Essential Kids. She is currently writing her first book.