A year has passed!

A year has passed- Unbelievable. A year has passed and I am still here! Throughout this year I have experienced how it feels to have your heartbroken. It is a pain, a physical pain that won’t let you eat or sleep. But God’s grace is amazing and I am still here -15 pounds less, And although I am still sad and still can’t sleep well. I am doing a little better than before. 

I remember how on August 2nd the night before my deportation, I could not sleep thinking how am I going to fit 20 years of my life into these two suitcases?” I also remember walking around my neighborhood in the middle of the night staring at the outside of my house and thinking, “this may be the last time you see your home.”

 So I tried to record in my head the last picture of my beautiful house. The same house my husband and I build with part of the money he earned when he was deployed to Iraq after the 9/11 attacks. How Ironic life can be! Who would have thought that I was going to have to leave my house and my husband would have to live in that house without me. We always thought we were going to grow old and die together in our home.

Recently I have been doing more interviews hoping that by keeping my story alive, I will be able to go back.  I am and always be hoping and waiting for that email from Congressman Darren Soto letting me know that my private bill has passed and that I have to start packing because I am going back.

I always go to sleep and wake up asking for God to help me and make a miracle happen. I know that one day. He will hear me. But I also know that for now, I have to make the best of it and keep going- for my little one, for my oldest one, for myself.

In the meantime, I am counting the days until Christmas so that I can see my oldest child as she will be coming to visit me again. Seeing her beautiful face again is what keeps me going!

Thank you for your support.

As always thank you for reading my blog, and if you can please sign my petition and look into my http://www.patreon.com! Thank You






As always thank you for reading my blog, and if you can please sign my petition and look into my patreon.com! Thank You



Author: Alejandra Juarez

Wife of combat veteran deported to Mexico on August 3, 2018, with no criminal record after 22 years in the U.S., marriage, and children. Starting over. This is my story of hope after deportation. I hope by hearing my story as I'm healing and starting over, if you are going through something similar, you can know that just because you're being deported, your life is not over.

3 thoughts on “A year has passed!”

  1. Alejandra,
    I just finished watching the documentary and I am feeling sad, mad, so many emotions that I can’t imagine what you and your family have been through. I have 2 girls also and they watched it too because I feel they need to know. We all cried. I don’t really know what else to say…. because there is so much. Stay strong for your girls. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Keep the faith and don’t lose hope. I wish you all the best.

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    1. Hi Leslie. Thank you for reaching out to me and thank you for your kind words. I have received a lot messages from nice, kind people like you asking how we doing. So you may want to take a look at it. Here is the link.


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