“I FELL IN LOVE!”
They finished their youth service successfully to the glory of God, it’s not easy but they came, theysaw and they conquered.
Wemmy finished with two certificate, NYSC and that of her fashion school, She’s now a certified fashion designer.
“Eko state here I come” Wemmy said to herself while packing her bags and baggages.
She missed home and her beau like…she can’t wait to see them.
Six months after NYSC Wemmy got a job, Feranmi got his earlier before her, he got a very good job, in fact they had to celebrate it. Things were going on well for the both of them.
Feranmi called at Wemmy’s house one Saturday evening, he brought a bowl of ice cream along with him, he stayed briefly and left. She settled down to drink the ice cream, on opening the cover she saw something shining on the surface. It was a ring.
“Oh my God, Is this what I think it is”
She was super excited, she picked her phone hurriedly and gave him a call
“Hello Feranmi” she said with enthusiasm
“I want to spend the rest of my life with you, I want you in my future and the future is now. Marry me Oluwawemimo Arike Olatunji
“Yes I will marry you” I said jumping
“Thank you for making me the most happiest man in the whole universe, I promise to love and cherish for the rest of my days”
“Feranmi….. I’m short of words right now, but I already gave you my heart a long time ago”
“I like your style though, it was romantic, but It’s just that I did not get to see you get on your knee” she said teasingly.
“I will go down on two knees, if that’s what you want my love”
“I’m just pulling your legs, in fact I don’t really like the routine proposal”
“Yes, I’ll talk to you later, I need to go now”
“Announcement time right?”
“You are just too smart, you got it”
“Bye my wife to be”
“OK then, bye, husband to be”
She wore her engagement ring and dashed out of her room to share the good news with her family members. She put a call through to Thessy.
“Thessy Guess what?”
“You are engaged” Thessy replied gleefully
“NRC(witch) how did you find out? I asked jokingly.
“How won’t I know, in fact I’ve been expecting this news since, I wonder what you guys are still waiting for, since you already have a job”
“You are unbelievable”
“Congrat my dear, I’m so happy for you”
“Thank you, you are next in line”
“Amen, I’ll call Feranmi to congratulate him. I’m officially in charge of aso ebi o”
“Before nko” we both laughed
They commenced their wedding plans, first the intromimo(introduction) like her Thessy used to call it, right after the introduction the wedding date was fixed.
Feranmi got a there bedroom flat on the mainland, Wemmy assisted with the interior decor and every other thing was going on smoothly as planned.
Wemmy was on break in the office one fateful day, when she got a call from my fiance, he told me to come over to his place after work, she noticed he didn’t sound like his Feranmi.
“Sweetheart, what’s the problem you don’t sound good”
“All is well, I’ll be expecting you.
I’ll see you later” he said and the line went off.
He knew I would be worried and he can’t even do me the honours of sharing whatever is eating him up, who does that? She said to herself.
Now seriously Wemmy was scared, she only go to his place on weekends, so for him to tell her to come in the middle of the week got her worried. Then she remembered he said all is well, so she decided to dwell on that.
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
She got to his apartment and he kind of look different.
“You don’t look fine to me, are you sick?”
“I’m not sick, how was your day?”
“Fine, but your face looks gloomy”
“Sit down and calm down”.
“Wemmy, I have some news for you but I’m sorry it’s not a good one”
Now she’s on her feet again, her heart did some Skyrocketing.
“Sit Wemimo” he said and she obeyed.
Fear griped her as she remembered hearing stories of guys who break up with their fiancee few months, weeks, or even days to their wedding.
“God so I’m here to get a break up speech, or did he impregnate someone, since we are in a no-sex-before-marriage kind of relationship, no it can’t be”
This were all the thought going on in her head. The letter he pointed at her brought her back from reverie. Now she refuse to sit.
“Noooooo…..God no…this can’t be happening to us, after everything we’ve been through! A sack letter! A month to our wedding!”
Her legs are now shivering and at that moment sheknew standing up was a bad idea, she crashed on the tiled floor and wept bitterly, she wept like a child that just lost her mother
“Wemimo its OK, everything will be fine, I will get another job”
“It’s not Ok, is this the price I have to pay for what I did to Emmanuel” she said in tears.
“Don’t talk like that baby, that has nothing to do with this, whatever will be will be”
“No I think I’m paying for my sins, was it my fault that I fell in love, who says love don’t cause a thing”
She stood up and went to the bathroom to wash her face. She stood in front of the mirror for a while.
“Wemimo Olatuni Arike Ade, you have to be strong for him, he needs you now than ever” she said to herself and left the bathroom.
She returned to the sitting room, and joined him on the sofa, she sat quietly beside him.
“What happened exactly? She asked
“My boss just called me into his office and handed me the sack letter, he said he’s sorry, that my services are no longer needed. I pleaded with him, I even told him about the wedding which he knew already, but he said the instruction was from the head office”
“So what are your plans now” I asked
“I think we should put the wedding on hold for now”
“Sweetheart, this might sound funny and ridiculous, but I feel we should go ahead with the wedding”
“What! Without a job?”
“I have a job and my fashion work too on the other hand, all we need do is to cut our excesses”
“Do you know what God says about a man who can’t provide for his household?”
“This is a different case, you had a job, you just lost it”
“….That has been fixed my dear, God hates stagnation and so we are moving forward”
“Baby where is all this coming from, are you sure about this?”
“Yes I’m sure”
“I still have some money in my bank account to run the wedding, but how are we going to cope after the wedding” he asked her.
“We’ll use my salary to maintain ourselves till you get another job. I know to get a job is no child’s play in this country but I believe God will make a way for us, He has so many ways where we don’t have one”
“One more thing oko iyawo,(bridegroom) this must be between us, not even our family members must know about this”
“Atleast let’s inform our parent”
“People will discourage us, don’t you get. Let’s just go ahead with our plans to avoid stories that touch”
“Are you not scared Wemimo?”
“Of course, I am”
“Baby I want to take care of you,this has always been my dream, I want to pamper you, provide for our home and not the other way round”
“And who says you won’t, you will, when you get a job. May be this is just a test for our love. Feranmi I will marry you whether you have a job or not, I don’t Care how much you have in your bank account, all I want is you.
“Oluwawemimo I love you before now, but right now I love you more, I feel like I have everything, I feel like I lost nothing. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you”
“One more thing, let’s cancel our honey moon trip in order to cut down expenses”
“No way, I can’t deprive you of that”
“You can show me the world when you get a job” she said.
“Where did I get this kind of understanding woman from?”
“Come here” he pulled her closer and hugged her.
” What will I do without you, your words of encouragement make my mountains plain”
She smiled, but deep down in her, she doubt the efficacy of her words.
She got home that evening, locked herself up in her room and cried to God.
“God I seek your face concerning this marriage and you told me to go ahead, so why is all this happening to us, we even neglect our lustful desires just to keep the marriage bed undefiled”
She was still lamenting when a verse in the scripture dropped in her heart.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so his my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”
She fetched her phone in her bag and inserted her hands free. She search for a song titled I’ll Say Yes by Brooklyn Tarbernacle Choir and listened.
I’ll say yes Lord
I’ll say yes
To your will Lord
I’ll say yes
Where you lead me I will go
I’ll say yes Lord
I’ll say yes
She sang along in tears, by the time she repeated the track thrice, she felt peace within her, her heart was filled with joy she couldn’t explain.
Sheundressed, took her bath, had dinner and slept like a little child.
#Nothing in life has happened to you, it happened for you.
Every closed door…
Has helped make you into who you are.
You are not defined by your past, you are prepared by your past#
READ PART 15&16.
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI