Feroz’ five-year incarceration strained his relationship with his family. Though it took some time for him to reconcile his relationship with his wife and children, his earnestness and love for them brought him back to what he treasures the most: family.
“My wife and I got divorced and I could only see my kids when they came to visit me in prison. However, I wanted them to see that I’m trying to change, so I took this chance to study in order for them to have more confidence in me.
Highpoint Halfway House’s staff understood my concerns and pitched in to help me after hearing about my personal life. Their eagerness and willingness to help really encouraged me to rebuild my relationship with my wife.
They organised many events where I can invite my family to join. One event was the Mount Faber Walk. The route wasn’t easy and I had to hold my wife’s hand to guide her along the way. My daughter, who was initially against our reconciliation, saw how I cared for her mother, and changed her mind.
My wife and I were reunited and we held a simple re-solemnisation ceremony. When we moved into our new place, I told my family: ‘This is not just a house, but a home.’ I strongly believe that being a family means that we have to open up to one another.
Families are meant to be together, and I’m thankful to be reunited with mine after being pulled apart for so long.”