Susan: Ed Sheeran– Thinkin’ Out Loud
The line ‘falling in love by the touch of your hand’ makes me think of how I would like to find someone to share my life with.
I have four sons to a lad I knew from childhood. When we split up I had no home. I had to find a new house for me and my kids.
My mate was helping me to look for houses to rent privately. It was odd but the one she found ended up being the house my Nana used to live in!
They wanted a bond but I had no money and thought I was going to lose it. I was gutted. I’d spent loads of time there as a kid and it had really happy memories. Then out of the blue I was given child tax credit so I could pay the first months rent and the bond.
I’d had the year from hell -breaking up with my kid’s dad and my dad passed away too but the house was a fresh start. Moving there felt like a really good omen.
Six years down the line from that year of trauma I have funky red hair, I’ve lost weight. I am more confident. Some people would have crumbled and lived off benefits, but not me. I am a hairdresser. I have my own car. I have my own house. I’ve bought everything in it myself.
I love my kids and to be honest I am happy just with them. But, if I could find someone who was homely, understanding and thought that nothing else mattered to them apart from me and the kids that would be nice.
It’s not easy to find someone- with four boys. I am at football practically every night. Bu this song makes me feel like it might happen. It’s always on the radio and I get to hear it nearly every day.
Photo: East Boldon, South Tyneside