A STORY BY AYODELE ADEOYE
We got wedded on the 17th of May 20…… and the first one month of our marriage was heaven on earth. Marriage wouldn’t have been better than what we experienced as new couple. We traveled to Dubai for a week of honeymoon characterized with dining, wining, having sex, shopping, playing games, watching movies and sleeping. This was the first time in my life that I will wake in the morning and not think of house chores. It was really a nice experience with Dayo. He gave me everything I wanted and those things I never asked for. I was proud to update mama daily about how Dayo has been treating me. She was grateful to God for my testimonies about my marriage. We returned back to Nigeria on the 24th of May and we arrived Lagos, his brother came to pick us at the airport with a brand new car.
We got home and met some of his friends and family members. Hello everyone, I am delighted to present my first special gift to my dear wife, he collect the car key from his brother and handed it over to me right in the presence of his friends and family members. They all clapped cheering him and celebrating my car with champagne. I felt good and on top of the world. Dayo was the best choice I ever made in life, I muttered that within me. I took the key and went on my knees as a typical Yoruba lady to thank my husband. He put his hands on my shoulders and lifted me up. Even though I am a shy woman I didn’t know when my lips grabbed his and I kissed him passionately right in front of our guests. It was a happy moment.
Mama had been battling with diabetes and high blood pressure. Everyday I called mama, I will always end my calls with “have you taken your drugs”. Dayo became inquisitive, what is wrong with mama? He asked after I finished talking with mama. Mama is diabetic and also hypertensive, I told him. Okay, we will see her tomorrow after church, Dayo promised. After service on Sunday, he took me to go and see their senior pastor, pastor Jerry. He prayed for us and advised us to be tolerant with each other. He made a statement in his counsel that I wished he never made. “Marriage is always rosy at the beginning but challenges will show up later. Be prepared for this time”. In my mind I prayed and rejected that part of the counsel. My marriage will be different, I assured myself.
After seeing pastor, we drove to mama’s place. She already knew we were coming so she made us pounded yam with egusi soup. We ate and played with mama throughout the day. As we were preparing to leave Dayo whispered to me ” let’s fly mama outside the country for medical attention “. That will be nice dear, I whispered back. Are you people planning coup against me, mama asked jokingly. Yes mama, we had planned a coup against you, Dayo replied mama. We will be taking you to India for a medical attention next month. I will arrange for your international passport and visa next week. Mama was happy and began to pray for Dayo.
To crown my joy, I missed my period the following month. I took in a month after my wedding. What more can I ask for? I became the happiest woman on earth. I didn’t find it easy when Dayo resumed work after his one month leave expired. I was lonely staying in our big mansion all alone from 7:30pm to 6pm everyday but Sunday. I had enjoyed Dayo’s company so much that hours of separation seems like years of separation.