It Was Very Cold

God has given me everything. The first day we arrived             they took us to the hielera—the cooler. It was very strange.             Cold. Very cold. Without bathing. Without food.             Nothing. The next day             they gave me a sandwich. We were in that place             two days. * Then they took us to... Continue Reading →

It Was A Test

We are here to request asylum. It was very strange             to explain             so much             to immigration. It was a test. They asked for my identification             for me             for my daughter. Then they took us             to the hielera—the cooler. They brought us food.             We were there three days.            ... Continue Reading →

We Are Content Here

We Are Content Here I like it here             in the United States. We are content here             my daughter and I. God gave me the opportunity             to be here. To give my daughter             a good education             a safe place to play                  a place where we can be Content.                                     MotherHome... Continue Reading →

They Assassinated My Husband

They Assassinated My Husband We decided to leave             my son and my niece Because             they assassinated my husband. There is so much violence             in my country. We are not safe. * We left from our country             August 3, 2015 Without knowing what to expect.             But we trust our Heavenly Father.... Continue Reading →

Death Threats & Extortion

Death Threats & Violence I cannot remain in my country.             Death threats and violence. It is not safe for my children. We arrived here January 15, 2016. * I hope to be able to remain here             with my children. I trust in Jehovah God.                         Mother 1-20-16Ya! Me voy! [Enough! I go!]

Threatened To Death

Threatened to Death My name is Katy.             I am twenty years old. I left my home because I was             threatened to death. I was afraid that evil would happen to me             and to my son. I do not want to return to my country. I have fear for myself.             I have... Continue Reading →

To End Their Suffering

To End Their Suffering I knew that my children would sufferT             on the long journey But It would only be for a few days And It would end their suffering. * If We stayed in our country Yes The suffering would never end. * We left on January 5, 2016. We arrived January 11,... Continue Reading →

Alone in My Suffering

Art Reflection on Hope: Past, Present, and Future I was sad and alone in my suffering.             Physical.             Psychological.             Emotional. I suffered so much.             He abused my body. * But soon God gave me the strength to leave.             God is good to me.             God is my strength.             God is... Continue Reading →

Three Letters Home

To My Love: Letters Home To my Mamá:             Hello Mother.             I hope you are very well.             I want so badly for us             to be together soon.             I love you.             You are the best mother                         in the world.             I pray God blesses you.                         Today.            ... Continue Reading →

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