Part 7
The Complete Woman !
Excelrhymez A.K.A MUMMY E


The party continued at home, there was lots of food to eat and drinks was surplus. Surprisingly Marvis came to the party.

She kept on rushing to us and shaking hands with us. I was no longer comfortable with what she was doing and I noticed my husband wasn’t either, but we couldn’t just walk her out in the middle of all this crowd. And so I kept my cool, after all in few hours the whole thing should be over and done with.

She was drinking anything she could lay her hands on including alcohols. I was so surprised because Isaiah and I didnt buy any alcoholic drink. But we kept on seeing her drink from one bottle to the other.

She picked up a wrapped parcel and came to me and handed it over smiling.

Marvis: This is my wedding gift to you.

Me: Thank you (I said collecting it from her, from the moment I collected it I knew I was never opening it, my husband was just looking at her with her drama. She turned and left).

About two hours later, the party ended and everybody left.

Isaiah: Ah! Finally I can now have my wife to myself.

He lifted me and carried me inside our hotel room. When we were inside he put me down and looked me straight in the eyes.

Isaiah: Daniella, my love, my wife. I want you to know that I love you so much, you and no one else. You are everything to me. No matter what you will hear about me, do not judge me by it. I have never journeyed on this part before but I am choosing to journey it now along side with you, I may not be perfect or strong as you expect, but do not give up on me. I may be weak along the path, be strong for me and for both of us, I may be blind in a lot of things but be my eyes at that point. Don’t ever leave my side.

Me: (with tears in my heart and with joy in my heart I said) Yes my love. I promise I’d be with you always…..

We hugged and kissed and slowly he removed my zip and we fell on the bed still kissing and just as we were about to make sweet love his phone rang.

Me: Honey just ignore it please!


Isaiah: Honey this is the last one. Just let me answer please.

Me: Okay honey, just this one. (And then this)

Isaiah: Hello

Caller: Mr Isaiah could you please come to No 13 Grace street.

Isaiah: Who is this please.

Caller: Well am a good Samaritan, there is a lady here who just had a serious accident and she is battling with her life, your name is the only number on her phone that’s why I called.

Isaiah: A lady? What Lady!

Caller: Well from the ID card in her bag her name is one MARVIS OKOBEDO! Do you know anyone by that name?

Isaiah: Jesus ! Marvis had an accident ? Where and how?

Caller: Just come over sir. Thanks and bye.

Me: Honey who was that?

Isaiah; I dont know but I think Marvis had an accident on her way from here.. I must go to her.

Me: And you are the one they called? What about her parents ?

Isaiah: I don’t know o. I have to go to her

Me: No wait. I will call her family.

Isaiah: Honey she is battling with her life.

Dont worry I’d be back before you even know.

Me! Okay dear but please return abeg

It was already passed midnight. I paced up and down as I wondered where my husband was. Its been 4 hours since he left and not a word from him. I was beginning to get scared. His number was switched off. I didnt have Sister Marvis number. What might have happened? Did Marvis die? Was the accident critical? Or did my husband get into an accident. Various thoughts filled my head as I paced from room to parlour and back. This is my wedding night for crying out loud. Why me? Why Isaiah? Why would they call him ? Of all the people why call a man that got married on the same day of his wedding.

I decided to try the number again, and it was still the same thing. It was almost 2am. I was really terrified by now. And so I decided to call my mom. At first she didnt pick but after two more tries she answered!

Mummy: My child, you are not supposed to be calling me, you are on your honey moon.

Me: (crying) mummy!

Mummy: (I could feel her jump and sit up upon hearing me cry) what is it? Why are you crying?

Me: Mummy, mummy help me(/I cried even more)

Mummy: Talk to me, what is it? Why are you crying on your wedding night? Where is your husband?

Me: Mummy that’s why I am calling. I don’t know where Isaiah is?

Mummy: What do you mean you don’t know where your husband is?

Me: Mummy that’s the truth, I don’t know where he is.

Mummy: I don’t understand you, oya calm down and tell me what happened.

Me: Mummy we were together o, and his phone rang, somebody told us that sister Marvis was involved in an accident and needed to be rescued immediately and that it was only Isaiah they could call. He left since 8pm and up till now he didn’t come back. I have called him over and over again but his number is switched off.

Mummy: The devil is a liar! That Marvis again.

Me: Mummy I wouldn’t have let him go o.

Mummy: Shut up and stop crying, you shouldn’t have let him go but you did and we’ve past that stage. Now is not the time to should have or shouldn’t have. I can’t have my daughter crying on her wedding night.

Me: Mummy what do I do.

Mummy: You and your husband are no longer two but one, your spirits are connected and so you alone have the control over him, you are going to pray, you are going to call your husband home. The God I serve never fails, he has never failed and he won’t start now. And so you will get those knees on the ground and you are going to pray. That every power that is holding him down should lose their grips over him, wether spiritual or physical. Are you hearing me?

Me: Yes mummy!

Mummy: Listen to me, the marriage has just started. Every marriage is a war zone and only a prayerful woman wins in that fight. The moment you said I do, your opponent springs forth and the battle begins. So its either you are ready to fight or quit. Are you ready?

Me: Yes mummy, I am ready.

Mummy: Then stop those tears and get your knees on the floor, and call your husband home. As I speak to you I am already on my feet.

And then mummy started blasting in tongues, I was immediately charged up in my spirit and so I started praying too.

Me: I prayed for four hours, casting and binding, speaking in tongues and setting lose every rope that had been tied. I prayed and prayed until I slept off.

I woke up by 8am in the morning. It was the sound of knocking on my hotel that woke me up. I jumped up and ran to the door, I had prayed and cried myself to sleep. Thank God he is finally back. I swung the door opened.

It was mummy!


Part 8
The Complete Woman !
Excelrhymez A.K.A MUMMY E

I will not say I was disappointed when I saw it was mummy but I was not happy that it was not my husband.

Mummy: Is he not back?

Me: No mom, he isn’t back.

Mummy: Do you have an idea where he went?

Me: No mom

Mummy: Do you have any of his friends contact?

Me: Isaiah does not keep friends , the choir members are all the friends he has.

Mummy: What about that Marvis? Do you have her number?

Me: No ma I don’t.

Mummy: You don’t?

Me: No mom, I used to have it, but then I discovered she told a lie to me some time ago and so I deleted her number.

Mummy: Okay, do you have anyone’s number who can possibly have her number?

Me: Yes, Sister Mary from the choir keeps the contact of all the choir members.

Mummy: Call sister Mary.

Me: But mummy I am supposed to be in my honeymoon. Should I be calling?

Mummy: This girl it’s like you don’t understand what the devil is trying to do, the devil is about to destroy your marriage right before it begins and you are there speaking English. My dear call sister Mary.

I quickly grabbed my phone and dialed sister Marys number, my heart was beating as she picked the call.

Sister Mary: Hello

Me: Hello sister Mary, good morning .

Sister Mary: The youngest wife in town I greet you ma. I must say I surprised to get your call. I hope all is well.

Me: Yes sister. I just need you to help me with something.

Sister Mary: What is that Dani

Me: I need to call sister Marvis, but I can’t find her number on my phone, so I need you to help me with her number please.

Sister Mary: Oh sister Marvis. Its alright, but I will have to text it to you, because its stored to the phone.

Me: That will be no problem , thank you so much.

And I ended the call. Not long, she sent the number and I gave it to mummy.

I watched her as she pressed the figures on her phone and waited.

Mummy: ehn! Erm, hello.

Marvis: Hello, who am I unto please?

Mummy: Please put Isaiah on the line.

Marvis: What?

Mummy: I said put Isaiah on the line

Marvis: Who is this please?

Mummy: My dear, I am his mother inlaw and I want to speak to him so give him the phone or ask him to put on his phone.

Marvis: (stammering) erm erm, sorry ma, he is sleeping, I can’t wake him up.

Mummy: He is sleeping, Marvis he is sleeping, a married man is sleeping in your house Marvis. Not just a married man, a married man that got married yesterday. And to my daughter is sleeping in your house.

Marvis: Am sorry ma, but I was busy before your call, I have to go.

Mummy: Before you go, tell Isaiah I said he should pick up his phone and come home, that his wife, my daughter, is waiting for him. And my dear, do not forget that part of the Bible that days ”I will visit the wicked in my anger and bring upon them my wrath”

And mummy ended the call. I was filled with anger.

Me: Mummy so you mean to say Isaiah is with Marvis and slept in her place and Marvis was never in any accident. Is that what you are saying mom.

I quickly grabbed my bag and packed in my things there was no need remaining in the hotel. Once we were out. I stopped a bike that would take me to my moms place. But then she stopped me.

Mummy: Where are you going?

Me: Mummy I am coming with you, there is no way I will wait here for that man.

Mummy smiled and then answered me.

Mummy: Did he go with his house keys?

Me: No ma, we moved most of my things to his house yesterday and so the key is still with me.

Mummy: My dear you can’t come with me.

I was shocked to hear mom say that.

Me: What? Mummy what did you say?

Mummy: You heard me baby, you can’t come with me.

Me: So where do I go to?

Mummy: You have to go to your husbands house

Me: What husband? Someone that abandoned me on our wedding night and went to some other woman? God forbid I won’t go there o.

Mummy: You will go. You and your husband have become one. And you will not let some devil take him away from you. You will fight for what is yours.

Me: Mummy what are you saying? What am I fighting for?/someone who left me on our wedding night? Ah no na.

Mummy: Do you think Isaiah loves you?

Me: I know he loves me mom, I know this, I just don’t know why he changed. Even last night he was reaffirming his love for me before all of this.

Mummy: Listen to me Dani, you will go to your husbands house and you will fight for him. We will not let the devil win we will fight and win this one. Do you understand me. Go to your house and pray and I will pray OK?

I reluctantly agreed. Even though I was confused at what mom was saying. She stopped a cab for me and told me she would lead me to my house before leaving me and that was exactly what she did.

I prayed and I cried to God daily to touch my husband wherever he was and bring him home to me. I have practically become a shadow of my self. I was still getting congratulatory messages from people, if only they knew what I was going through.

This is the 8th day since my husband disappeared. No calls, no texts, absolutely nothing. I had told myself that once it gets to the 10th day then I will go to the police, but I am still believing God to touch him and bring him home to me.

Suddenly I heard the door bell ring, I jumped up to open and check and there was no one. I went back inside to sit down and continue my crying which has become a daily activity for me. Just as I was about to sit, I heard the door bell ring again. I didnt want to go but it wouldn’t stop and so I got up and reluctantly went to check who it was. When I opened the door, Isaiah was there.

I stood there and stared at him as if I was seeing a ghost. And after some minutes, I shifted from the door to allow him come in. He came in and stood like someone who was scared of his own house.

I looked at him for a while, he was looking tattered and dirty, then I stepped into the kitchen to prepare water for him to take his bath. I stayed in the kitchen until the water was ready, and then I carried the water to the bathroom for him, and then I went ahead to prepare his food. When the food was ready I made to set the table but then I told him that his water was in the bathroom and he should go and have his bath.

I finished setting his food on the dinning and as I turned to return to my seat, I saw my husband fully on his knees weeping.

Isaiah: Honey am sorry, please forgive me.

Tears fell from my eyes and I just kept quiet and allowed them flow.

Isaiah: Baby please forgive me please, I am truly sorry

Me: What happened?

Isaiah: Baby, I know you won’t believe me but I can’t remember anything.

Me: Oh please dont give me that line.

Isaiah: Please believe me, I can’t tell you what happened, all I remember is getting a call that Marvis..

Me: Stop stop stop, I dont want to hear that name in this house.

Isaiah: Bu bu but……

Me: I said stop, just stop. Please go and bath. Just go

I watched as my husband walked to the bathroom and I discovered he has lost weight.

I picked up my phone and I called mummy.

Mummy: Is he back?

Me: Yes mom. How did you know?

Mummy: God told me he will return today.

Me: Mummy I am so angry right now, I dont think I want to stay here with him anymore. Not after all he has done. (Starts crying) mummy she kept him for eight days, she spent our wedding night with him. She kept him for 8days and now he returns and starts giving me stories. Am so fed up.

Mummy: Listen Dani, this is just the beginning. And you have to stand and fight for your home and for your man.

Me: Mummy I can’t, I don’t have the strength, marriage is just 8days old and am already fighting? I can’t mom.

Mummy: You can and you will. A wise woman builds her home not give up on it. A wise woman is a praying woman and a praying woman is a complete woman. A complete woman is a patient woman, a complete woman is a forgiving woman, a complete woman is a woman who is excellent in wifing, in mothering, in cooking, in bed and in everything. A complete woman is a woman who fears God and respects her husband, a complete woman is a woman wholistically. And my dear, you are a complete woman so you will stand and build your home, do you understand?

Me: No mom I don’t.

Mummy: Don’t worry dear, soon you will

I ended the call and I watched Isaiah come out from the bathroom, I watched him eat slowly. I looked at his face and I saw the man that I fell in love with and I knew he was truly sorry. I knew right then that I have forgiven him.

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