This is a quite interesting story from a woman who shares a deep intimate story with Laila. The way she met her husband was out of the equation. When it was time to walk down the aisle with him, her friends and family put her to shame because they thought she was literarily out of her mind by stooping herself so low to marry a man whom they thought was not worth her love and status. Surprisingly, she had a good laugh when the table turned to her favour on her wedding day!
Read her story
This is a story of a Happily Married Woman from Port Harcourt.
I am writing this in respect to the post of a young man you shared yesterday seeking for a relationship. I married a total stranger, but today I’m living with my God given husband…. It was four years ago when I read such on Facebook. Out of curiosity, I called and his romantic voice caught me up. We started talking, he told me he was poor, not working but wants to marry. I was mad at him. How could you marry when you don’t have a job, no ideas on how to get one, living in one room apartment, and a lawyer; but his voice was strong that he will make it in life tomorrow. That I should please come and see him. I refused, I was thinking how I made such mistake of calling him in the first instance. The funniest part was that he had no money to buy card to call me, and mind, over 300 ladies who read his ‘looking for a wife’ post on Facebook showed interest. Both rich and wealthy ladies, single mothers etc, who are ready to spoil him with money since he can care for them but he stuck on me. One day, I drove to see him in his one room apartment. I was ashamed to be associated with him. When he read my countenance, he said to me, ‘accept me for whom I am and not for what I am today because tomorrow shall tell what I will be’. So I cried and gave him N5000 before I left. The following week, I called him to come and collect N200,000 to get a new apartment, he collected the money, went and open a provision store. When I visited after 3 weeks to see the house, he took me to the shop, and said that from the shop he can raise money for a new apartment, hmmmmmm I didnt know what to say. After some few days, I gave him another N250,000 and he said he will use the money to go and see my parents. I refused, but he insisted. I collected the money back, but later I allowed him. After 2 months, he came to my people and discussed about settling down with me. My family refused and later agreed because so many rich suitors were coming for me at that time.
Do you know I never wanted him even after our traditional marriage? Only his hope, faith, belief, and his action towards the money I gave him was giving me courage.
For our wedding and every other arrangements, he allowed me sponsor it. Many of my friends and colleagues were abusing us just like many ladies did to that guy yesterday, but I had my ears closed. Many threatened not to attend my shameful wedding where a woman is marrying herself. Even when I insisted on visiting his village, he took me to one local mud old house and I met his mom and siblings and everybody maintained and welcomed me.
But the worst (irony) happened on my wedding day. As early as 6:30am, a well decorated Prado jeep was parked in front of my house with the driver and one police officer without a word. I called my senior colleague to come around that I am scared about a strange car. After we dressed, they instructed us that my hubby asked them to come and take me to church. I was afraid but he called and ask me to go in. Later after service, announcement was made that the venue of reception has been changed and was now at one of the best hotels in town. I asked him, he said it was a surprise.
To make the story short, I got to know that the strange man I’m marrying is a senior staff in an oil company in pH, but disguised to get a better real woman as a wife. A car and a house were my wedding gifts from him. At the reception I was crying cos only dollar $ was coming from up to down.
Today we have two lovely kids, I am happy, marriage online can work, and ladies should stop insulting people you don’t know, especially guys online. You are attracting curses on your head and at times you follow the crowd and miss out.
This is my STORY.
Written by Happily Married Woman
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