He just left!
There was no fight, no quarrel, no disagreement, no strife
He woke up one morning and walked away!
He was a clearing agent and sometimes had to deliver goods to other states
He told her he would be going to the east
A man living abroad had sent a car to his wife
The man sent him the documents and the fee
He had cleared the car and would be travelling to the east to deliver it
She made him breakfast
He usually didn’t joke with his breakfast
But that morning…
He sat at the dining table and watched her as she set the table
He kept looking at her oddly
They had slept on the same bed all night
He came in late and promptly slept off
She was a bit out of sorts that morning
She woke up, brushed her teeth, and washed the essentials before proceeding to the kitchen
Of course the night gown could have had something to do with his mood
She was naked underneath it
But she wore a wrapper on top of it to keep herself firm
He pulled her onto his lap right there
She didn’t know how to react
She knew he had to set out early
But that mood was not to be joked with
He would be angry if she rejected his overtures
She didn’t want him to leave home angry
Though, she was not a morning person when it comes to sex
He teased her all over
The wrapper saw the intention and found its way to the couch
The nightgown also respected itself
The only item of his clothing she removed was his belt
Everything happened like it always did in such moments
Some things shifted, some things fled and Moses got to the mountain
She didn’t know where the strength came from
She had reluctantly prayed for a quickie
Something to send him on his way with a smile
But somehow nature prevailed
She rode, she straddled, she knelt, she bent, she laid, she stood
It was as if she was 19 again and surveying all the wonders her body can work with a guy
It lasted one whole hour
The fore play, main play and after play
For the first time she didn’t remember to pray afterwards
They had been married for seven years without a child
It had bothered her greatly
She would usually pray after they make love
“Father, please let his seed find life in my garden”
But not that day
He had pressed her reset button
She could barely gather herself!
Some minutes later, he showered and left
He locked the door on his way out
She laid there until Hypnos caught up with her
She didn’t wake up until 1pm
Her shift was to start at 2pm
She dressed up and left for work
When she got to the hospital, she was immediately summoned by the matron
The matron told her they had a bit of an emergency
One of the nurses had resigned without giving the hospital any notice
All the other nurses would have to put in an extra-hour or two
They have so many patients to attend to and they were short of hands
She asked the matron which of the nurses resigned
The matron told her
She was shocked!
The nurse that resigned was her friend
Her best friend
Though they met on the job but they had been like sisters
She picked her phone and called her friend’s number
It was switched off
She was a bit worried but after saying a prayer for her friend she got back to work
She got home early the next morning and slept off immediately
When she woke up, she realized she had not heard from her husband since the previous day
She called his number, it was switched off
It was so unlike him not to call
She kept dialing his number but the network provider kept saying the number was switched off
She started calling his relatives
Have you heard from my husband?
Nobody heard anything!
It was as if he had fallen off the face of the earth
She went to the police station to report
The officers on duty said they would radio central command and find out if anything had happened
She listened to the news
Was there an accident?
Two months later, after fasting, praying, calling, crying and worrying herself to death
She saw him on Facebook, with her best friend
They had traveled to Canada
Her best friend wrote “He kept his promise! I got pregnant and he brought me to Canada” on her status
She sat there shocked to the marrow!
Her own husband!
Her own best friend!
She picked her phone and called her best friend’s mother
She said: This had better be a joke! If it is not, tell your daughter I said anybody who builds a boat of joy to take a ride on the river of tears of another is riding to his or her destruction!
Her best friend’s mother said she knew nothing about it!
She sent her husband’s relatives the Facebook link on WhatsApp! “I have found your son, thank you”
She was angry, but what can she do?
She ran to church
She met the brother in Jeans and T-Shirt and some other brothers, they were going for evangelism
She told him she had found her husband (He and the whole church had also been praying and trusting God for him to be found)
She told him everything.
The brother in Jeans and T-Shirt was shocked
The lady’s husband was a Christian.
A very hardworking man.
What game was the devil trying to play around him?
As the lady was speaking, he was searching the spirit with his inner ear
“What is going on here Father, please give me a word for this woman, please don’t let her return broken and unhappy as she came”
He heard nothing
The sister was in tears by now
“What do you tell a woman who had been sorely betrayed by her husband and her best friend in this manner?”
He searched for a relevant scripture in his head
The story of Ruth? David and Absalom? Jesus and Judas?
He opened his mouth and said “Congratulations my sister, you are two months pregnant!”
He was as stupefied and she was
She looked at him as if he was drunk
"All these spiritual brothers can overplay their hands sometimes!"
How can she be pregnant without her husband and she had been seeing her monthly flow too, she is a nurse and she had been on the lookout for a sign of pregnancy for years!" She could barely mask her disbelief
She started laughing
She knew her case was pathetic
She would be at least ten years older than the brother in Jeans and T-Shirt
It was condition that bent her crayfish
She couldn’t believe the ridiculousness of the whole situation
The brother neither had the life experience or marital experience to offer her any succor
She needed somebody to talk to
The pastor was not available
And the brother had a good set of ears
She picked her bag and started leaving
The brother in Jeans and T-shirt said: A strange wind will bring your husband home, when he arrives you must welcome him with joy and gladness. In fact, the Holy Spirit asked me to tell you to forgive your husband and your friend right now
She: I don’t understand
The brother in Jeans and T-Shirt: Call your husband’s name and your best friend’s name and say “I forgive you”
She shrugged. What does it matter?
She: So and so and such and such I forgive you from the bottom of my heart. I hold nothing against you.
The brother in Jeans and T-shirt prayed with her and told her to go
That night she had a dream that she was carrying a baby boy
The following day, when she got to the hospital, she drew her own blood and sent it in for pregnancy test
Before the end of her shift
The result came!
She was indeed pregnant!
She fell on her knees and cried!
Two weeks later, her husband’s father fell deathly ill. He was a rich man with a lot of properties. He insisted if her husband didn’t come home to see him before he died, he would cut him out of his will
Her husband returned home immediately with her friend
Immediately they landed at the airport, her friend had a miscarriage
Perhaps it was the stress of the journey, perhaps it was an attack of the devil
Her friend was taken to the hospital immediately
He couldn’t stay with her because he had to catch a local flight to the east to see his father
He got home and was immediately taken to his father
His father had recovered and was giving all his children their inheritances in his lifetime
His father didn’t say a word to him
Since he eloped with his wife’s best friend, his father had not said a word to him
(It was only his mother who kept the channel of communication open among his family members)
His father just handed him an envelope
The details of his inheritance in cash and kind were clearly stated but his father had played a fast one on him
Everything goes to his wife if he insisted on a divorce but as long as they were married everything belonged to his family!
It was a wicked twist
He spoke with his mother, "why is daddy doing this?"
His mother told him he had to take his father’s decision or leave it!
He decided he would have to reason with his abandoned wife, perhaps they could cut a deal.
He would settle her generously!
He caught the evening flight back to the west
Went directly to the hospital
His wife's best friend had discharged herself
He called her number over and over
She refused to pick his call
He slept in a hotel
The next morning, he called the church pastor, “Sir, can I come and see you?”
The pastor made time
He told the pastor his story
The pastor listened
The pastor told him his wife was pregnant, alone and in sorrow
He couldn’t believe it
They had done IVF twice
The doctor told them his wife can never have a child
He discussed the issue of surrogacy with her but she would have none of it
He had always wanted a family and he took the bold step to get one without her
For how long must he wait?
The news made his heart sing
His wife was pregnant? For who?
He had to see her!
He went to the hospital, she was not there
He went to his apartment
The door was locked
He let himself in
There she was, asleep on the couch, jazz music softly playing from the stereo
He had missed her
She woke up and smiled
“I was just having a pleasant dream about you” she said
He knelt down beside her
The tears came willingly, it was all too heavy, too much
She embraced him
“I forgive you, I love you. Please stop crying”
All the things he had planned to say dissolved, no word would have been right!
"I am home, my love, you are my home"
The words came out of nowhere
But they were true!
He didn't know how but he had forgotten why he left or why he came back!
The storm was over!
Ps: This event happened in Ketu/Magodo area of Lagos state, Nigeria (2010)
The couple now have two children
Her best friend is also married with a child
They have never met or spoken to each other since the incident
Is your marriage going through the eye of a storm at the moment? Turn to Jesus, forgive and heal.
Are you a strange woman waging war against another woman by taking her husband? Repent now!
Are you a husband who has a taste for stolen water? The repercussions are always dire but if you repent now, Jesus is merciful and faithful
I pray for those whose marriages have been torn apart for one reason or the other! The cloud of life I spoke into being is going around the world bearing healing rain of restoration and recovery. I command your home to be restored within six weeks! Regardless of the complications, complexities and human difficulties that might be involved in your matter!
Thank you, Holy Spirit, Thank you Jesus, Thank you Father! for this reality has manifested.
I welcome the testimonies in Jesus name. Amen