The two families has reached a consensus
wedding will be happening in two months.
I and Daniel traveled had to New York to see
Parents. My Pastor suggest we leave Sharon
so she won’t get to see people who will
old life. So I took her to my house. I was sure
enjoy her stay, my family members are very
We spent two weeks in America, I was well
by his parents. His Parent are simple and
earth. They showered me with love like
me all their lives. I was treated like a
princess, like I
was the only daughter in-law in the world.
I realized how much they love and cherish
guessed it was that love that was transferred
All they are interested in is Daniel’s happiness
they never doubted his choice.
Daniel took me to Los Angeles to see some of
cousins. He’s cousins told me they won’t
following Daniels footsteps. They want to
Nigeria to get a wife as well.
One of them even pleaded with me to help
him get a
wife material ready before the wedding. Since
coming to Nigeria for the wedding. I told them
good in match making.
Daniel took me out on sight seeing. From
tower to central park, Rockfeller center and
I finally saw the statue of liberty live, I only
see it on
tv. I had a lot of fun, I must confess.
I shopped for the wedding as he promised.
me to two great bridal stores in New York.
and Lovely bridal shop .We bought everything
needed for the wedding including our rings
my wedding gown. I have great fashion
Nigeria who will do justice to that. We have to
celebrate, appreciate and embrace the art and
that we have in our country.
I was alone in Daniel’s home in New York, his
are not around. Daniel has gone out too, he
wants to do one or two things around.
I heard the door bell rang, so I went to get the
“Hello” I said as I opened the door.
Without asking her in, she brushed pass me
entered into the house. She’s a tall beautiful
a chocolate glowing skin.
“I’m sorry ma’am, the occupants of this
not in, and I don’t know you. What’s your
I’ll tell them you called” I said respectfully.
“So you are the Nigerian girl who stole my
right?” she said in an American accent.
“I don’t steal people’s man, please ma’am
She checked out the diamond ring on my ring
and eyed it.
“I heard Nigerian girls are good at hypnotizing
but you’ve messed with the wrong person”
“Oh! Now I know who you are, his ex!” I said
The word “ex” I altered hitted her like a sledge
hammer. She raised her hand to slap me.
“Oh God! History must not repeat itself,
girlfriend once slapped me, it must not
I said to myself.
So I quickly cover my cheeks with my two
my eyes closed.
Then I heard a voice from behind, I opened
This guy is my knight in shinning armor.
“Don’t you dare try it, not even in your wildest
Daniel said giving her a wicked look.
She kept are hand that was hanging in the air
back to it’s place. She turned to face him.
“Why are you here Abby?” he asked
“To get back what belongs to me” she replied
“I hope you are not referring to me?”
“Daniel please I’m sorry about the past,
the sweet memories we shared”
“You still remember that? I don’t remember
chapter of my life anymore, I’m sorry”
“Do you really wants to leave me for this
“Did you just refer to my fiancée has ‘thing’
using his two fingers to quote her. Abby, it
will do you
a lot of good if you refrain from referring to
“Are you threatening me? I can refer to her as
whatever I want” Abby fired back.
“For your information, I’m engaged to be
this ‘thing’, so deal with it Abby” he said with
Abby soften her voice and moved closer to
“I told you I can’t come to Nigeria before but
change my mind”
“I’m coming to Nigeria with you”
“He laughed out loud. “You are the funniest
I’ve ever met”
“How is that funny”
“You broke up with me, do you forget so
“I’m sorry about that, I realized I made a
“I’m sorry too, but you are six months late”
“Seriously! you want to leave me for a local
“Obviously, I left an international girl for this
local girl who shares my dreams” he grinned
“Abby please leave, you’ve over stayed your
Your presence here is making my fiancée
She gave me a deadly look and left the house
“I’m sorry about all that” he said to me when
“Its OK, I’m just grateful you came on time
dished me a slap” I said and we both
“I won’t keep you in this house alone any
in case she showed up anywhere around you,
“Ok” he held me in his arms and kiss my
Back to Nigeria.
Daniel’s driver came to pick us from the
drop me off first, everyone was happy to see
Parents gave us a warm welcome. Daniel told
sister she’ll come back for her and he left
Hours later while unpacking, I was in the
with Sharon. She also assisted me in
“Sharon who is Josh?” I asked as I unpack.
“This is Moyin’s handiwork, she will get it
when she gets back” she said laughing.
“Just answer my question, leave Moyin out of
now. Who is Josh o”
“Josh is your Pastor’s son”
“And you don’t think I know that already”
“Okay….he’s a friend”
“Is that all” I said with a smile.
“And I kind of have a soft spot for him”
“Gbam! I finally hear it from the horse’s
“Says who! it’s something. Sharon, you liked
a guy for
the very first time in your life”
“Daniella, I find it hard to believed too, i think
“Not that you think, He has changed you, He
“Yes he does. Thank you so much, You stood
all through and never judge me” She said and
“Let’s give all thanks to God, we couldn’t
this without Him”
“You need to thank your family on my behalf,
been so sweet to me, I felt at home. In fact I
want to go back home.
“Really, I’m happy you enjoyed your stay
here, but I’m
sure your brother won’t allow you to stay. All
same you can always come here anytime, it’s
She hugged me again. “I love you even more
Daniel” She said smiling.
I laughed. “I doubt that but I love you too my
“Whats going on here” Moyin said as she
“Nothing, miss nosy” Sharon countered.
And we all laughed.
Daniel came some days after to pick her
sister. We all
wished she could stay, she also felt reluctant
Daniel, but Daniel insisted.
Daniel thanked my Parents for their
I sneaked Sharon out of the sitting room
“You have his number right?” I asked
got to the corridor.
“Josh, call him and let him know you’ve gone
your brothers place”
“You can tell him he’s free to visit you
your brother’s place”
“OK, thanks sis, you are more than a sister
me” she smiled and hugged me.
Moyin helped her with her bags, she knelt
thanked my parents. I can’t believe she knelt
I’m very sure that’s my mom’s handiwork,
must be a fast learner. I was impressed
Some days later, I called home. I talked with
Sharon and lastly my younger sister Moyin.
Moyin told me she got gist for me, she always
“Sister mi, things are happening o, God is
miracle working God” she said
“You are talking in parables, what happened,
to the point”
“Moyin! Don’t start this your guessing game”
“Sharon is crushing on Josh”
“Josh…..” I said trying to place the name.
“Our Pastor’s son”
She cut in
“Did he come over to the house?”
“Yes he came last week and ever since then
been gushing over him”
“Really! God be praise”
“Every time we attend mid week services, she
sure she sits where he can see him”
“That’s good news, Sharon crushing over a
“That’s not all o”
“Continue, radio without battery”
“It’s a compliment, you are good at dishing
“Yes and I’m proud to be a carrier of good
“Nowtell me what I haven’t heard”
“Ehn en, as I was saying before I was
also called me and ask about her”
“Meaning the feeling is mutual!”
“You get it, so I told her she came from
every information she needed to know but I
mentioned she was once a lesbian o”
“Good, that’s wise of you”
“Hmm, sister mi, Josh now comes to our
everyday and I know he came purposely to
see her. I
use to excuse them. They will gist,laugh
“All these in less than two weeks we left
“Yes o, imagine Josh than doesn’t give ladies
“Moyin you don’t know how happy I am right
never knew God will answer us this way”
I was happy that I started singing.
“I never you will answer me us way……
“Sister me you and Mummy are now the
same, I can’t
believe you are singing on phone. Can’t you
you drop the call?”
“It’s not my fault, I’m just so happy”
“I hear you”
“Let me thank God now, this can only be God,
He did it”
“Yes o, in fact Mummy too has noticed there
“If that’s God will for her, then things will fall
naturally. Thanks sis, Daniel needs to hear
this, I have
to go now”
“Bye sis, hope you shopped for me as well”
“Sure, we’ll talk later bye”
I ended the call.
I can’t wait to give Daniel the full gist.
Daniel was at my place after work to drop
things for me. He was about to leave when, I
a phone call from kola.
“Joy is in the hospital” he said with a low
“What happened?” I asked
“We lost the baby, she had a miscarriage”
“Oh my God! When? How?” I screamed
“She just started bleeding, and I rushed her to
“God! After everything you guys went through
“She’s not taking it easy at all, my parents
in-laws are around too”
“I’m coming right away” I said
“What’s the name of the hospital?” I asked
He told me the name of the hospital and
“What’s going, is joy OK?” Daniel asked me.
“She’s not, she had a miscarriage” After all
through. The IVF money that cost them
naira and all”
“It is well, do you know the hospital?”
I nodded. “Let me drop you and please calm
believe she’s in good hands. She’ll be fine”
An hour later, we arrived at the hospital.
I met my Uncle and his wife at the reception.
God Daniel met them the previous week, it
been awkward if they met at the hospital. I
and greeted them They directed us to her
I ran towards her on the bed and hugged her
she had cried her eyes out”
I really felt for her. We were so glad few
that the IVF worked and this happened again.
I tried to console her, but she refused to be
comforted. Even her husband is not in a good
Daniel moved closer to her and console her.
“We will try again, I have very competent
the US, and this time you will be under their
be monitored thoroughly till you have the
“Daniel I’m tired, I already have my hopes up
of a sudden, I had a miscarriage!”
“You have to be strong, don’t loose up, I
everything will be fine, just trust God”
“This burden is too much for me to bear” she
“Look around Joy, just take a look around, all
loved ones are here. You are not alone”
“I’m grateful, Thank you Daniel”
“You are welcome, I’ll talk to your husband
I step out of here and we’ll start planning”
“Thank you very much Daniel, thanks for
to check on me on a very short notice” Joy
“He was with me when Kola called” I
explained to her.
“Ok, thanks dear cousin”
Daniel excused himself and went to the
to discuss with Kola.
My Parents met us at the hospital, I guessed
Uncle informed them. Daniel left for his house
and my mom left in my Daddy’s car.
Joy was discharged three days later. I spent
weekend at her place
A month later Joy and her husband traveled
out of the
country. Daniel had already made all the
arrangements with the Doctors over there. We
hoping that things we walk out fine this time.
- To be continued….