Dira and Fidel were neighbors who fell in love. Dira was in a relationship when her family moved into a new flat next to Fidel’s and literally she wasn’t looking for love. They became close friends through her siblings and actually wanted to match make Fidel. Dira tried her best by hooking Fidel up, but things didn’t work out with all the ladies she introduced to him. Things took a new turn and Fidel thought Dira would be the best wife for him. He planned his moves and made his intentions known.
“We see each other almost every day (I mean what do you expect, we are neighbors) and yet every moment spent is like love rekindled, falling more in love with each other as each brand new day unfolds”, says Fidel. ‘Our love is like black and white piano keys, as harmonious music is incomplete without the other, so also is our love incomplete without each other because we complement each other’, he added.
Our Love Story + How We Met
Our love story could be likened to the Nigerian local parlance that says what you’re looking for Sokoto is in your “sho-ko-to”….(what you seek for afar off, is right under your nose).
My family and I moved into a new flat in 2010 and we had this neighbor of ours who was single (I’m sure you already know where I’m headed…looool). Sorry to burst your bubbles, I was in a relationship and wasn’t even looking/thinking towards his direction….so he claimed too (lool). Thanks to my younger sis and brother, they became paddies and the outcome was he became close to my family. So he became a neighbor, then a family friend and then an elder brother we never had. As younger sisters, we made it mandatory to scout for a wife material for him since he was and eligible bachelor who should already be married. He told us his specifications (i.e. his type of woman) and the search begun. Even my parents took it upon themselves to look for someone for him.
I think in all we introduced 3 girls to him, some died a natural death from the beginning, while some ended due to attitude/difference etc. Anyways 3 years after, it dawned on him that he had 3 beautiful single-ladies upstairs and began looking our direction. Eventually, he found me worthy and told me his intentions in August 2013, as usual that’s when my shakara began (hehehehehe). Like I said earlier, I was in a relationship so my answer was NO which he accepted in good fate. Things worked together for his good when my relationship turned soured in early Dec of the same year. To cut the long story short, he asked me out again and after seeking counsel and praying about it, I accepted wholeheartedly in July because I was certain it was God’s plan and we were meant for each other.
The Beautiful Proposal
There was nothing particularly dramatic about my proposal. What was surprising about it was the place he proposed……The intimate proposal was in the car while stuck in traffic
It happened on our way back from the August Convention, while gisting away in traffic (we were in traffic for 5 hours…no exagerrations) he proposed (without a ring). I was stunned when he popped the question out of the blues at first but hey, I said Yes and like they say, the rest is history. He eventually did the dramatic official proposal (the kind most girls want & of course with a ring) on the 25th of Oct. With the help of my sisters and friends, he got the ring, got down on one knee and asked the popular question ” Please be my wife” and of course i jumped up laughing and shouting with Joy and accepted the ring.
Finding True Love
We see each other almost every day (I mean what do you expect, we are neighbors) and yet every moment spent is like love rekindled, falling more in love with each other as each brand new day unfolds. Our love is like black and white piano keys, as harmonious music is incomplete without the other, so also is our love incomplete without each other because we complement each other. Life is funny, you meet someone and all of a sudden, you can’t do without them. God knows best & I thank God for love because trust me love isn’t just beautiful, it is indescribable when you fall in love with not just anyone but the right one
We are due to get married on the 30th of Dec 2014 (trad) & 31st of Jan 2015 (white) when her name will be eventually change to MRS. OKWUAGWU (to me, that’s the sexiest thing ever)… I can’t wait…*dancing shoki*. SAVE THE DATE.
WDN wishes Dira & Fidel a beautiful and blessed marital life together forever…..
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