On the day of His wedding,
Only eight people were in attendance
Three of them were his relatives
The other five were his friends
His father did not show up
His mother did not show up
Only his uncle and his aunt and a
cousin showed up!
He was an only child
He was supposed to be the one the
whole family would gather with and
celebrate but his father has had
His mother has given up on him
The friends that attended were from
One from way back
Another from a trip to China a few years
Another from his former place of works
Two from the community he grew up in
His wife's people didn't show up at all
Her father was against the wedding
He said she was marrying a leech who
would suck her dry
Her mother was against the wedding
Her mother said she was getting married to
One who would make her life miserable
But she was determined to get married!
Even if only for the record!
She saw everything they saw
She was not under any illusion
But men were scarce and she was
thirty-seven years old already
She had gone past the stage of
She had promised herself she
would settle and deal with the
baggage that comes with it!
He was stinking baggage!
His friends that came around got
talking during the wedding
Their discussion somehow was on
how long the wedding will last
The most optimistic said six months
The most pessimistic said one week!
They were all strangers until that morning
But they all know him!
He was given to surface feelings and
He took advantage of everyone
He had no qualms about biting the finger
He kept a lot of friends for the drinking
and the partying
Deep down he was hollow and very deceitful
After the ceremony
They gathered to take pictures with him
He started his thing... "I ordered food from
an Italian restaurant, that was why
I invited just a few people!
I wanted to treat you guys to maximum
He was lying, it had become a part of him
Nobody takes his words seriously
It was that bad
Nobody waited for his Italian chef to
They started leaving
He came after them!
"Guys I have spent a lot of money,
please give me something to hold
body and soul together!
I am going on honeymoon and I
have no dime!
My car had a crash last week,
that was wherein have spent all
I had to pay for the ticket of my in-laws!
They missed their flight, that was why
they couldn't make it down!
(His in-laws were in Ekiti State, not
outside the country and they surely
wouldn't take a flight to Lagos)
It was one lie after the other
Some gave him some money
Others just left
They had done their duty to be with him
as he jumped the broom!
A week after the wedding
He got arrested
He had promised to help someone secure
an American visa and after getting paid,
he didn't deliver!
His wife had to pay and bail him out
As soon as he got home, he got
He helped a friend sell off his car and
couldn't come up with the money
He claimed he spent the money on his
She bailed him out again
As soon as he got home, he got
This time he had defrauded a school
that wanted to take their students on an
He claimed he would get them cheaper
tickets to a tourist site and defaulted!
She bailed him out again!
She received so many phone calls from
those he was owing money!
Many of them saw her as the leverage
The one they could harass or used to
shame him into paying
The one they could blackmail into paying!
It was tough!
Her father was right
She had married the worst kind of man
She had some money, a tidy sum she
saved up before she married him!
She was in a big debt just a few months
into the wedding
She was desperate to get married
Desperate to leave spinsterhood
Desperate to become a MRS!
She jumped from comfort into hell!
He was her undoing at every level!
And she was pregnant!
That was why he even agreed to get
married to her!
She practically used the pregnancy
to hook him
Not knowing he was a Barracuda!
Somehow they patched it until she
got to the hospital for delivery
He drove her to the clinic
He called her mother and left her there!
While she was delivering their baby,
he found his way to a restaurant,
had a good meal and proceeded to a
beer parlour where he drank himself
The funny thing was, it was the sixty-five
thousand naira sent to her by her father
for the delivery that he took from her bag
to go drinking!
When her mother arrived and found out
what had happened, she couldn't stomach it!
Enough was enough!
Her mother told her she should be ready
to pack her things and leave with her once
they got home!
Two days after the delivery, his family
members showed up to see their grandson!
He came with them, looking like a scared
He lied as expected
He said the money got somehow missing
and he had been trying to get it back!
He was forty years old!
He couldn't even own up to his misdeed!
Meanwhile, many people saw him and
even sent pictures and video evidence
The baby had jaundice
They had to wait at the hospital
The brother in Jeans and T-shirt was invited
to the hospital to pray for the sick!
That was how they met
He approached the brother in
Jeans and T-shirt to please name
his baby as he doesn't go to
church and didn't know how to get
clerics to name the baby!
The brother in Jeans and T-shirt named
Then he laid his hands on the couple and
He said "I see a wayward pattern, the
Holy Spirit says He is setting courses
straight from this moment"
Everybody said Amen!
She was determined to see the day
through, get discharged from the hospital
and part ways with him!
He walked the Brother in Jeans and
T-shirt to his car
"Sir, I have spent a lot and my mother in law
doesn't allow my wife to support me
with a dime!
Can you assist me with something to fuel
That night, when they got home;
he got a job offer!
A man from the ministry of tourism
He went to see the man for the interview
the next day
He resumed the job the following Monday
The salary was good
He started carrying his weight and
somehow started caring for the welfare
of his son!
Somehow they stayed together
Nobody knew how or why
She said she wanted to give him another
chance after he got a job
He said He knew she wouldn't leave him!
Whatever the case, they got better!
He became both responsive and responsible
His wife called the brother in Jeans and T-shirt
"Sir, I don't know how to thank you!
Wow! We want to come and see you"
They met him at his office
He listened to their testimony with joy
Somehow his new boss at the ministry of
tourism took him under his wings and led
him to Christ
He also coached him on living the right
kind of life!
He was receptive and willing to change!
He was a fool at forty but the Holy Spirit
worked on him and in him!
PS:The marriage is three years old now
She is pregnant again and both of them
are waxing stronger on every side!
There is only one life changer!
His name is Jesus!!!