Difficult Times!

We are living difficult times. Most people are worrying about their health, their family’s health and how we are going to get through this, and mostly how long it will take for all this to go away.

But for us, the ones that have our families divided, it is even worse, because we wish we could all be together and face/embrace this difficult time together. I always worry about something like this happening and not being there to take care of my daughter.

I was having really bad anxiety, because I saw on the news how difficult things were getting in some states. It’s really sad to see what’s going on.

 I was faced with the dilemma. What should I do? What’s best for my little one? To stay here with me or to send her with her dad to Florida, where, if she gets sick, I believe she will have better medical care there.

I asked my husband what he though was best for our daughter. His answer: “ I think the best for all of us is to be together as a family. I wish you could come here but since that’s not possible. I am preparing to come there to be with you and Estela. We need to be together.”

So, he decided that he and my oldest daughter, Pamela, should come here. After hanging up the phone with him I could not stop to think how unfair this situation is.

I remember feeling this type of anxiety and worry when he was getting deployed to Iraq after the 9/11 attacks and how he had to leave me and our 12 month- old child to go serve his country. And how unfair it is for the very country that he served to punish him, with its stupid, outdated immigration laws preventing us from being together as we should be.

They were supposed to be coming on Saturday. But unfortunately, we got the news that Mexico are only allowing Mexicans citizens or Mexicans residents to enter. I guess we won’t be together anytime soon.

I can only hope that none of us get sick and that all this passes soon.

So, if you are having a hard time dealing with all this, please be grateful that at least you have your family together and please be certain that all this should pass and things will get back to normal and that things, perhaps will be better than before.

A lesson that we can learn is that life as we know can change on a blink of an eye. We have to be compassion and treat each other better, because life is a wheel of a fortune. Sometimes we are up and sometimes my friend, we are down

Stay safe my friends. See you next time!

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 “Difficult Times!”

  1. I watched your story on Living Undocumented. For what it’s worth, I am so very sorry for how horribly you and your family were treated. I am Canadian and have always been grateful for that, but now more than ever. Trump is such an idiot. I hope one day soon you and your family are reunited. God bless

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  2. Oh no, this is horrible! I’m so sorry your family has to go thought this. But I remember reading that your husband was also from Mexico, right? he should be allowed into his own country, especially to reunite with his family


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