Life with quadruplets brings a lot of joy – but also requires a lot of room.
Two of Juan and Samantha’s one-yearold kids are starting to walk. The other two are close behind – crawling and wobbling through the family’s basement living space. As the babies develop at their own pace, their milestones are sending a clear message to their parents.
“We need more space,” said Samantha. “To buy a home that’s all our own – and gives our kids space to grow – that matters so much to us.”
Juan has worked in construction for over six years, doing masonry and stone work projects across Denver. Samantha currently stays home with their quadruplets, but is trained as a cook, and has certifications in pastry and baking.
They currently live in the basement of a family member’s home, which is an apartment-sized area that is tight for the six of them They have also struggled to meet their neighbors and get to know the area, which has limited access to public transportation. After learning about Habitat, Juan and Samantha persistently applied for a house of their own.
“We called and called,” they said. “And we are so proud to be accepted now and looking forward to buying our home.”
The family’s new Habitat home sits across the street from Mestizo-Curtis Park in Denver’s Five Point neighborhood. Juan and Samantha are thrilled to have the park so close – and can already envision sending the kids across the street to play.
When imagining life in their new home, Samantha dreams of cooking for her growing family. She is looking forward to keeping her skills and passions alive and filling her new house with warmth and great food.
“We can imagine our future now,” Samantha said. “And we are so excited.”