I was putting my one-year-old triplets to bed. My two older children were asleep. The sound of the clock ticking caught my attention. My husband did not return home that day. He had been forced to leave the country to seek protection in Britain. It was a big shock as I now had to take care of five children alone. The government did not support me. I had to give up my job as a Mathematics teacher to be able to take care of my children. My family, especially my sister, helped me during this time and I was very grateful for her support.
We spent every night until morning hoping to see my husband again someday. When my husband informed us that he had been granted asylum in the United Kingdom and that we would be able to join him as his family, it was a big relief that we would be reunited soon. However the journey was not easy.
When he called us and told us he was homeless in the UK, I cried at night worrying about him. After a few days, we heard that through RAMFEL’s assistance, he had managed to get into a hostel.
Three years later after my husband had left, we finally managed to enter the UK with the help of RAMFEL and the Red Cross to join him. It was unbelievable. With the cooperation and kindness of our caseworker at RAMFEL, we were transferred from the airport to an independent house. It was difficult for us in the first few days, but we were happy to be together finally. My children have now enrolled in local schools. My husband and I have enrolled in our local college for English classes. We have received two laptop donations to assist us with academic work. We have also gotten some bicycle donations through The Bike Project to make our travel cheaper and easier.
My husband and I were teaching Mathematics at university in my home country, Iran. Our goals were only half-complete. We will not give up as God is always with us. We thank God every day that we are all here together safely and that he has led us to good and kind organisations like RAMFEL. We intend to return to our previous work with love and continue to teach in England. We hope that we will be able to pass the equivalent course for Teaching here in the UK so that we are able to teach again.
I will write my unwritten book with you earthly angels so that everyone will know that we came to the UK to love with liberation. I wish one day I could give all the love I received from you to all human beings and wish that there was no place in the world of discrimination and injustice, war and bloodshed, and that we had a world full of love and happiness.