I’d wanted to surprise my mom, but she has high blood pressure so I told her I was coming. She was standing in the doorway when I arrived. She held me for the longest time. Everything had changed. Funny Elephant With Heart Pocket T-shirt. The house had been empty when I left. Now there was furniture: chairs, sofas, two beds instead of one. A new stove. A fridge full of food. A television not even one with knobs. It had a real remote. We stayed up all night talking. I told her all about Spain. Eventually I was able to bring her here. We live together now. I see her every day. And I’m working as a home health aide. So if anything happens, I can take care of her. We were just trying to survive. Sometimes I’d wait in line six hours just to buy a piece of bread.
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Our son is only eleven, and we didn’t want him to realize that we didn’t have any food so my wife and I didn’t eat. I lost forty-five pounds. But I still stayed in Venezuela as long as possible. Funny Elephant With Heart Pocket T-shirt. I didn’t want to break up our family. Then one morning I was walking my son to school, and we saw a dead man in the street. He’d been shot. A crowd had gathered. And that’s when I decided to leave. I explained to my son that I’d be home soon. Then I crossed the border into Colombia and took a flight to Spain. I’ve been here for a year now. I live in a flat with four other refugees. I’m making enough as a bike messenger to send home $100 every two weeks. It’s enough to buy them food and medicine and anything else they need.