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“The night when I landed in England with my husband and my two-year old daughter at midnight, it was cold and daunting. It broke my boundaries. However, the strong belief that my husband will protect me and the courage I had as a mother sustained me.

When we finally arrived to the hotel, and my husband left to work early in the morning the next day, there was a wave of pressure telling me to stay strong and be independent.

In this unfamiliar foreign land, I constantly felt as if I were under a spotlight. I was the very opposite of a brave girl, but I found myself transformed by motherhood. It was the responsibility of being a mother that kept me courageous. I didn’t want to, no I refused to, let the uncertainties and pressures   b r e a k   me.”

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