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My story: Four small hands infront of the wind

Where are you taking us??
The wind answered; to unknown places, to the land of the fear, to the anonymous, the youngest hand asked, when we gona come back???the wind screamed ,stop asking stupid questions, stop you little hand just keep tided and take much care because the journey is too long and it is hard and difficult ,and you have nothing but your mother heart ,nothing left for you the only way is to keep tide and to hold hands, it is cold mum, said the middle hand, the wind answered angrily; said stop talking just be close and keep warm and don’t ask question, I promise you will be safe and happy at the end you will win at the end of the day cause you have your mother heart the only thing which will protect you and warm you and make you safe.
This my story a single mother with four children ,from Sudan one of the biggest African countries a land of the Nile the heart of Africa, one day for some reason I decided to leave my country, it was very hard decision ,but there no way, left my home my friends my people ,I left all my belongings behind me, there is a book on a table near my bed open to page 49,waiting for me ,a tree in my garden, a cat and my spam neighbor ,I came to England with four children ,and nothing but a heart of a mother ,full of fear ,ever thing here is different and cold I miss the sun which give me and my children safety and warmness ,I miss the people, the streets ,I lost my safety and security I can’t go back because of the gloom which covered my country twenty years ago, the government there which suppress the women and denied their rights ,the government which spoiled the life ,killed the oppositionists ,raped the Darfurian women and jailed every honorable people. I held my children small hands and left my country. Now I need to keep our hands hold to keep them safe and warm to lead them to a better future I am sure they will make the change one day.
AMAL ELSHEIKH
27/5/2010

Comments

jadefrank's picture

a better future

Dear Amal,

I am captivated by your story, by your writing style, but your strength of character and you determination to give your children a life more secure and safe from harm so they can grow up to be leaders and help change Sudan to a place where people don't wish to flee from, to leave their unfinished books on the nightstand and to no longer live in fear.

Thank you for sharing your moving story. It is a joy to have you here in our community and read your words.

In friendship,
Jade

Frances Faulkner's picture

the wind carries you

Dear Amal,

Thank you for the words from "the heart of a mother" that every other mother out there knows so well. You have beautiful images of movement -wind and water- in your story that reveal your flexibility.

You are so brave leaving all that you know behind, going alone to a new and different place. The world becomes a better place through people like you, making conscious decisions to support the health and strength of our children so they can then solve problems. I hope they carry you forward to a better future as you have done for them.

Warmly,
Frances

makahonge's picture

Dear Amal, Your story is

Dear Amal,
Your story is beautiful. I know you will have a beautiful future in the land where you decided to go with your children because of your mother's heart and those small hands that will always give you strength and inspiration.

May you be blessed always...

Your friend,
Makahonge

Amani K's picture

What Courage!!

Dear Amal,

Your courage, the resilience and strength of a mother - what a gift to your children, and the reader, gifted to 'see' and hear your story. Very powerful writing. Thank you for reminding us that in the heart of a mother lies the (em)power to create new possibilities anywhere in the world.

Thank you for sharing!!

Blessings and peace,

Amani K

Dr. Karambu Ringera
Founder and President, International Peace Initiatives
Vice President, Global Ecovillages Network (GEN) Africa
Advisory Board Member, Women Human Rights Institute, University of Toronto
Member and Delegate, Soroptimist Internationa

Kingwa Kamencu's picture

I love the words at the end

This is beautiful and thank you very much for sharing Amal. I love how you end this, you don't forget where you're coming from but you even hope that your children will make a change. I'm sure they will grow up to be amazing people and indeed, make the change.

Kingwa Kamencu's picture

I love the words at the end

This is beautiful and thank you very much for sharing Amal. I love how you end this, you don't forget where you're coming from but you even hope that your children will make a change. I'm sure they will grow up to be amazing people and indeed, make the change.

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