“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Feranmi cried, he wanted to pray but he couldn’t, he wanted to call his parents, parent in-laws, Nurse Angel since she’s not on duty to tell them the situation on ground. He brought out his phone to make those calls but he heard a voice that said
“They can’t help you, I’m the only one who can help you”
Immediately he changed his plans and put a call through to his Pastor. He assured him that he’s with him in Prayers.
Feranmi called his Pastor back 30 minutes later, His Pastor picked his call and Feranmi had people’s voices praying fervently for his wife and unborn child. He cut the call, lie down on the floor and wept. The whole of his Pastor’s household are Praying for him
He was praying silently on the floor when he heard a voice saying “Jeremiah 31:3” repeatedly.
He was still trying to remember what that particular verse says, then he dozed off. He had another gentle voice in his Sleep that said
“Feranmi ! I have loved you with an everlasting Love and I have drawn you with my Loving Kindness”
The Doctor’s voice brought him back as he called out his name.
“Mr Feranmi! Congratulations, you are now a father”
He stood up immediately and wipe the tears on his face with his palm “Doctor how’s my wife”
“Your wife is alive, it’s a miracle”
“Thank you Jesus, he said lifting up his eyes to heaven. Thank you doctor”
He remembered the Doctor said he’s now a father.
“Doctor and the baby, is it a boy or a girl” he asked the doctor.
“Both” the Doctor said smiling
“Sorry, I don’t get you”
“Your wife gave birth to a set of twins. A boy and a girl”
Feranmi couldn’t believe his ears.
“Oh my God!, no wonder she refused to tell me”
“Your wife told me not to tell you, although scan just revealed it two months ago when she had complications the last time. It was that very day we discovered she was carrying twins”
“Really, I’m still trying to process this doctor”
Feranmi was over excited.
“Can I see them now?”
“Sure, you can”
“Thank you very much doctor”
He was directed to her ward.
#There is hope for a tree if it be cut down, that it will sprout again and that the tender branches will not cease# – Job 14:7
“Oluwawemimo….. he called out as he approached her bed.
“Sweetheart….. She smiled faintly, she was weak.
He hugged and kissed her forehead.
“Thank you for making me a proud father of twins, I will love and cherish you for the rest of my life.
God bless the day I laid my eyes on you. He hugged her and cried on her shoulder.
“Feranmi don’t cry the storm is over”she wiped his tears.
“You almost died, I was told to choose between you and the baby”
“I heard you told them to save me, I also begged them to save our babies and let me go. But here we are, God saved us all”
A nurse came in and brought the twins, she handed the babies to him, and he held them for the first time with great joy.
The nurse took the babies from him later and place them in the cot one by one.
Feranmi called his parent and parent in-laws and shared the news.
He was about to call Nurse Angel when his friend/boss Segun’s call came through, he picked it immediately.
“Hello, you are one of the people I’m about to call, my wife just put to bed.
“Wow! Congratulations are in order, A boy or girl?”
Twins! I have another good news for you, remember the contract you bidded for when you are in Port Harcourt, the contract has been awarded to our company. We are to report in Abuja to sign some document, then we’ll be given a check to commence the project.
“This is great news, I’m still finding it hard to believe”
“Feranmi, thank you for bringing great fortune to me and my company, we are partners now.
“I should be the one to thank you, you held my hands in my trying times, you showed me this path, and I’m so grateful”
“Feranmi hard work pays, you deserved it, you took my job as if it was yours, and that speaks for you. My regards to your wife, congratulations to both of you.
He ended the call and another call came in.
“Hello, Feranmi I have good news, I just got you a contract another, a private company here in Port Harcourt wants to have another branch in Lagos, Ibadan and Ogun state. They want to build the one in Lagos first. And the contract is worth billions of naira. Has your friend called?
He couldn’t find his voice.
“Yes he has” he finally voiced out.
“ The Port Harcourt contract has been awarded to his company, since we use his company’s name for that. But this other one is in your own name, have done all the necessary procedures. So you can now stand on your own if you feel like.
“Thank you so much sir….
“I know you are still in shock, but that’s how God works, he opens doors where you least expected”
“How’s your wife?
“She just put to bed, I’m in the hospital”
“Wow! This is triple joy”
“No its quadruple, she had twins”
“Feranmi, your name must enter World Guinness book of records. Only you in one day? You are the luckiest man on planet earth”
“ This can only be God, thank you so much sir, God has really use you for me and my family”
“All thanks to God, have you called Thessy?”
“No I will call her after this call”
OK, my regards to your wife, I’ll call her later, she should be resting now. Bye”
He ended the call and bursted into tears of joy. “God I never knew you will answer me this way”
“What’s going on” Wemmy asked
“Our children are blessings to us, they came and brought everything we needed to take care of them” he said
“Feranmi, you are still talking in parables”
He told her everything Segun and the rep said on phone, Wemmy shed tears of joy.
“Oh Lord, I’m grateful, I’ll serve you for the rest of my days she said. She lifted up her voice and sang Lara George’s “Dansaki”
I’m acknowledging you for who you are. ……dansaki re baba.
She told Feranmi to hand the twins to her, Feranmi snapped them. Wemmy started chanting twins eulogy.
“Winini loju orogun
Eji woro loju iya e
Okan ni nba bi
Eji lowole tomiwa
Obesi si le alakisa
Oso alakisa doni igba aso……
“When did you learn that, I know it’s not my mum this time since she doesn’t know you’ll be having twins” he questioned
“I got it from the internet, the day I found out I was carrying twins, which I intentionally kept as a secret from you and I’m sorry but I don’t want to scare you. So you won’t run away “ she said smiling.
“I will only accept your apology if you promise to teach me the twins eulogy too”
“I promise” she said
Wemimo I will spoil you and the twins rotten”
“Hmm, baba Olowo”
“Congratulations to us my love”
He sat with her on the bed, he carried one of the twins, Wemmy carried the other and they took their first family picture with his phone.
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Feranmi called Thessy, she was so glad to hear the news.
“Please give her the phone, I want to hear her voice”
“Congratulations my friendship”
“Thank you girlfriend” she replied weakly
“Now that you have twins are they both my God Children?
“Hmm! Oliver twist, the boy is your God son”
“I like that, thanks and congrats on your hubby’s contract. God has finally answered our prayers”
“Thanks to God and that wonderful, selfless man of yours. God bless the day I met you Thessy”
“You know we are not in each other’s lives by accident, God himself orchestrated everything”
“You are right my dear”
“Let me allow you rest, we’ll talk when you are much stronger”
Feranmi also called Emmanuel and his wife and he said they are coming right away.
Some minutes later, Emmanuel and his wife came in. They all hugged each other in turn. Nurse Angel was so happy. Feranmi also shared with them the contract news.
“You are the girl’s God mother” Wemmy informed Nurse Angel.
“Godmother! Really! I’m honored, thanks. Now I have a girl child too”
Feranmi sprayed the ward with a nice fragnant air freshener. And immediately Nurse Angel perceived the scent, she rushed into the toilet to throw up.
Wow! Is it what I’m thinking” Wemmy said
“I think another baby is coming” Feranmi added.
“She’s 4weeks pregnant” Emmanuel spilled it
Congratulations! Wemmy and Feranmi chorused.
Thanks, Feranmi walked up to him and hugged me.
Nurse Angel came out of the bathroom to join them.
“Baby number two! Congrats sis” Wemmy spread are arms and she hugged her.
An hour later the ward was filled with there families and friends.
The next day, Emmanuel, his wife and son went to the hospital to check on the Adesanyas(Wemmy & hubby) after Sunday service.
Good afternoon…. They all exchanged greetings.
Happy Sunday….same here.
Feranmi carried Emmanuel’s Son, Samuel.
“Samuel he’s Daddy not Uncle” Praise corrected
“Good afternoon Daddy”
“Hi, how are you?”
He put the boy down. Nurse Angel is already holding one of the babies.
“Since you guys are just coming from church, let me get us lunch, there is a eatery nearby”
He left and came back some minutes later with take away.
“Here you go” he served everyone.
“Praise I got you a lemon drink”
“Wow! How do you know I’ll need it”
“I know lemon controls vomiting, I can’t have you throw up again.
“Really, how do you know all this your wife did not throw up when she was pregnant?”
“You don’t know my husband, he knows the physiology of women than a woman herself” Wemmy replied her.
“I like that o, keep it up”
They continued chatting while eating
“Alex told us about Sophia, she said he’d like to friends with her” Praise informed.
“Sophia told us too, its like they met on our wedding anniversary party, but we all here knows what it means when a guy says he wants to be a friend” Wemmy replied
“And what does it means” Feranmi countered
‘Women! They read meaning to everything” Emmanuel added
“Oh, we read meaning abi? We shall see, trust me I’ll remind you later” said Wemmy.
“Relax Sister in-law, Alex is a good guy, you have nothing to worry about just in case” Praise said smiling.
“Hes a graduate, currently serving here in Lagos” Emmanuel added.
“You two should stop patronizing him” Wemmy grinned.
They all laughed.
“Any way Sophia is a good girl. Let’s just watch and see how things out, Alex may not even be interested in her” Feranmi said
“So let’s stop taking Phensic for another person’s headache” Praise added
“Yea, but I think Alex wants more than friendship” said Emmanuel
“Is there something you know and not telling us” his wife asked him
“I know nothing, but I saw them together at the party that day and I think he likes her”
“Like I said earlier let’s fold our hands and watch” Feranmi concluded.
Almost everyone is through with the food. Praise cleared the packs and disposed them.
Minutes later, other visitors came. Wemmy’s siblings, Feranmi’s siblings, their parent, church members. It got to a stage the Nurses had to stop the visitors, they ordered Wemmy to rest.
Wemmy was discharged, the twins christening was the talk of the town. Emmanuel gave them one big cow, Segun supplied all the drinks, there parent took care of the food, KB sent some cash and so many other gift coming from members of the families and friends. They did not spend a dime.
All their friends were all present including Thessy whose wedding is in a week time.
One week later, Feranmi and Emmanuel took a flight to Port Harcourt for Thessy and Honorable’s wedding. They left their wives behind. The couples were do pleased to see them.
A year later,Wemmy and her husband relocated to their own house on the Island.
Feranmi was doing great in his construction company.
Wemmy now have her own fashion house. She resigned when she had the twins.
The twins are doing fine, enjoying their parent’s love and wealth.
Thessy had a bouncing baby girl, she also runs an event planning company.
Sophia and Alex are now dating, they loved each other and their hoping to end up in front of the altar.
Nurse Angel had another baby boy. She now runs her own maternity hospital where she employed competent doctors who work for her.
The friendship between the two families waxed stronger. They often fixed dates where they all hang out with their kids.
All is well that ends well.
#You might be going through a difficult situation right now, just persevere and hold on to God. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.#
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