I make out time during the week to see my
his office. I got to his office and told him
Sharon’s sexuality status.
“Lesbian! What the hell!” He shouted.
“Please keep your voice down and take it
“Did you just say I should take it easy, we
properly raised by our parents and grandma.
the fact that we were brought up in a land of
“I can say I’m proud of the man I’d become,
she different, we had the same upbringing”
“Daniel, you are funny, even twins don’t have
See in the family there’s always a
black sheep. It’s the parents that won’t relent
But you guys are perfect, your sibling are
I smiled, Daniel thinks we are perfect, well all
to God. He needs to hear my younger
thank God he knew my past.
“My younger brother at a point started
waywardness. He’s the only boy and I think
into his head. It got to a stage my Mom
having a male child. My Mom prayed and
They never spared him. With prayers, discipline,
and all he changed. He’s doing well for
and we are all proud of him”
“Really!” He was surprised.
“The devil is cunning and most time he uses
children to work against the family, but one
sure if the parents never relent on those
trained them up in the way of the Lord, then
definitely come around”
“Wow! I’m glad you are the mother of my
“Daniel it only take God’s grace to raise godly
He sat down on the sofa and I sat beside him.
“What could have led Sharon to this lifestyle
“Maybe she was influenced one way or the
she needs now is our help and support”
“You know there was a time, that thought
came to me
but I shoved it off.
How can I be so negligence about
my own sister. Gosh!” he hitted his hand
table in front of him.
“Yes I saw the signs but I ignored it”
“What signs?” I asked
“She doesn’t have any close male friends,
even on her
phone, the only pictures you get to see are
There is this guy, who often visit our home in
York back then, he liked her so much but my
never gave him audience. I never saw or
heard her go
on a date.
I thought she avoided male friends because
not want to be distracted by guys. I never
was into women”
“Please keep this to yourself for now, I believe
we get better”
“Of course I have to keep it to myself, my
develop sudden high blood pressure if she
In fact she’ll collapse and im not ready to
“And please take things easy with her when
home tonight, she must not run away”
“I will try”
“Don’t just try, let’s cease this opportunity
here with you in Nigeria to fix her”
“Ok, I understand”
“I already talked to my Pastor, and a
counsellor in my
church, we can use their help. I believe she’ll
He hugged me from behind. “Thank you very
love, what would I do without you”
“Don’t thank me, she’s my sister too”
“What else can I do to help” he said and
around to face him.
“You can get her Christian books that
ways to stop this act and inspirational book
Also our responsibilities is to pour out love
measures to those who are struggling with
“You are welcome. I need to run now”
I left his office relieved. I’m glad he handled it
Tunde called me and informed me he has
gotten a job
through one of Daniel’s contact. I was really
“Is the salary okay” I asked
“#250,000 for a start”
“I was given a flat and an official car too”
“That’s good, since accommodation is out of
you can save better”
“Pamilerin, please thank Daniel for me,
“I will, I wish you the very best Tunde, please
good care of yourself”
“Thank you for everything Pamilerin, I will
everything you did for me”
“All thanks to God, I pray we all meet at the
“Bye and I wish you and Daniel all the best”
“Thanks” I ended the call and called Daniel’s
“I thought you said you don’t have
“Oh! Tunde called you right”
“Thanks my love, Thank you for doing this for
“Anything to make you happy my queen”
“I’m really happy right now, thanks” I said.
for awhile before disconnecting the call.
A week to my birthday. Daniel called and
my plans are for my birthday.
“I don’t have any plans, I’ll just celebrate it
on a low
“Ok, what do you want for your birthday”
“All I want for my birthday is you” I said
“Wow! You have me already”
“Yes and I’m grateful for that”
“Ok then, I’ll see you on your birthday”
On my birthday around 7pm, I heard horns
gate. We are not expecting anyone” I thought.
I called on my younger sister to go and check
at the gate.
I stood in front of the window to see who it
opened the gate and I saw Daniel’s car,
Paul’s car. I was surprised, they all called me
but they never said they were coming to my
Daniel alighted from the car, Sharon alighted
also alighted from his car with Lizzy. I saw
bringing some things out of the car. I saw
and all. I was wowed.
I was just standing there in front of the
watched them walked into the house.
“Happy birthday!” they all chorused and
one after the other.
I was so happy. “You did not tell me, you’re
something” I said as I hugged Daniel.
“I just decided to let you be, since you said
wanted to celebrate on a low key” he said
“Thank you sweetheart” I said and pecked
They all gave me the gifts they got for me
Daniel. I can’t wait to open their gifts.
Lizzy shared the drink and snacks. We
cut the cake. My Parent came back from work
joined us in the celebration.
An hour later, we were through with our small
saw them to the compound with my siblings.
“Wont you asked for your birthday gift” he
“ What else can I ask for, you already made
“I want you to ask, so ask me”
“Ok….Daniel can I have my birthday gift?”
“Yes my baby, here is it”
He held a car key before my face.
“Your car is parked outside”
“You bought a car for me?”
“Enough of taking cab, it’s a slap on my face”
I ran towards the gate, I opened the gate and
front of me I sawa brand new Honda CR- V
model. I looked back and everyone was
including my parents.
I jumped on him and hugged him.
“Thank you so much my love”
“You are most welcome my darling”
I entered into the car and start the engine,
opened the gate for me and I drove the car
compound. Everyone congratulated me.
This is my best birthday ever. I’m just a
school teacher for crying out loud and here I
my own car.
To be continued….