Giving a child his father; bringing a family together
Organized by: Brandy North
My husband was born in Mexico but had came to the United States as a small child with his single mother & younger sister to seek a better life. I found Luis (my husband) on June 2008. I loved him from the moment I met him, he had such a beautiful soul. We got together 4/2/10 and from that moment on I knew this was someone I could see me spending the rest of my life with, but what happened 4 years later we never expected. See I knew Luis wasn't legal here but out of fear we did nothing to fix that. We had our son January 31st 2012. The best thing to ever happen to us. But as time passes my husband really started to detest the fact he didn't have the same rights as US citizens such as drivers license, going to college, getting a decent job, being able to support his family. Needless to say he made the hardest choice of all and did a VOLUNTARY LEAVE back to Mexico so he could return legally. I then sold most of our furniture and valuables and moved with him. We left everything we've ever know behind! Life in Mexico is VERY different and you realize what we take for granted here in this amazing country. We stayed for a year, during that time we made our union official & got married. I've never been happier to finally have the family I've always wanted but yet I couldn't quite enjoy it with all our loved ones million of miles away. Later on we discovered our son had a speech problem and started to detect signs of autism, he needed to see a specialist. In order to get my son the proper help & education he needed, we knew we had to move back to the U.S. I figured the process would be faster if I was here in the states anyways. So my son & I said our mournful goodbye to the strongest man we know and headed home. There was so much going on once getting back, after getting a job, my own place, a car that runs horrible (but got me where I needed to go most days) also enrolling my son into a head start program & scheduling appointment with a speech therapist, I was feeling a bit overwelmed. Then I got a call one day my husband was in a horrible motocycle accident. I was so terrified, he nearly lost his life. He had been in and out of consciousness for about 5 days. If the man who helped him hasn't stopped to see what happened Luis wouldn't be here today due to part am out of blood loss. I thank god every chance I get that I can still just hear his voice daily. Luis had broken his tubia in 2 places, clean break on his fibula. He also has a shattered knew cap, ripped all four ligaments. He is still currently getting surgery done & doing physical therapy. Since he's unable to work, all expenses & bills are being paid by me. So you can see as a single parent how I would be struggling with a $11.50 hour job. On top of the usual bills I have, I need to pay for his lawyer to get him home where he belongs now more then ever. Its already been 3 years that's he's been there. It breaks my heart that he's going through this alone. I'm not the kind of women who asks anything from any one. I was raised to do things for myself. But as a mother who sees her child growing up before her eyes and a father missing it all and a son missing his dad, somethings got to give. Our son Daniel is currently 4years old and is in constant contact with his father but it tears me up every time he says "daddy come home." I feel so helpless like I've let him down. If you ever know how that is, that feeling...youd understand why I'm reaching out now. I'm not asking for your sympathy just understanding & compasion. Anything would help would help us at this point. I just appreciate you taking time out of your day to read this. Thank you & god bless!!