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Folake: congratulations sister Funbi
Esther: congratulations ma, may God grant you a blissful home
Me: Amen, thank you so much ladies, God bless you.
My name is Olatunji Funbi and I will be getting married to one of the deacon’s sons in two weeks. You see, I can’t wait to be married to my heart rob.
Looking at how far I have come, I can’t stop appreciating God for giving me, Moses. Life dealt with me but God thought it well to reward with a sweet man.
I lost my parent in a motor accident at the age of ten leaving me at the mercy of my uncle and his brutal wife. Life took a new course as I was being maltreated by my paternal relatives.
Luck smiled on me when the pastor of the church my uncle and his wife attended needed a housemaid. Without thinking twice, I was sent to Pastor Jeffrey’s house to become their housemaid.
Pastor Jeffery was the one who saw me through secondary school and also university.
Through Pastor Jeffrey’s help, I was able to secure a good job with na ice pay. Some months after I started work, one of the deacons sons asked me out and after some months of praying and thinking, I gave him a yes.
Oh! Guess who is calling, My heart rob.
Me: hello darling, how are you doing?
Moses: good, we need to talk. Come over to the house tomorrow
Me: okay, but you are sounding somehow, are you okay??
Moses: you will get to know tomorrow
Me: but babe, you are scaring me. Can I come over today?
Moses: come over tomorrow
With that Moses ended the call, leaving me to battle with what the issue could be.
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After work the following day, I went to Moses’ residence. Being the only child, he stays with his parent but we are working on getting our apartment soon.
Getting to the Ocha’s apartment, I met his parent and the cold attitude they gave to me made me feel uncomfortable. Like, this was couples that loved me so much and were eager to see me get married to their only child and give them grandchildren.
I asked es and I was told to go to his room. Getting to his room, I met him busy with his laptop.
Me: good evening sweetheart
Moses: yea, good evening
Me: Sweetheart, what is wrong? Your cold attitude is scaring me, did I do anything wrong?
Moses: (stretch a paper to me) go through this and give me the needed explanation
Me: (collected the paper and read through) Wow! Virginity test??? Like, you conducted a virginity test on me without my knowledge? Have I given you reasons to doubt my chaste status??
Moses: well, I had to do because of the news I received. Why not read to the end
Me: news?? What news??
Moses: just read through, please
I took a deep breath and managed to read to the end. I got to a particular paragraph that says ‘the above patient is no longer a virgin’.
Me: and you believed this?? But Moses, you need to believe me, I have not engaged in any sexual activity not even when life challenges wanted to pull me down
Moses: and you expect me to believe that crap??
Me: Okay, what do you want me to do for you to believe me? Let’s go to another hospital because I don’t believe this result
Moses: well, the only way to make me believe is for me to confirm myself
Me: confirm how?? I don’t understand
Moses: you are not a kid. Okay, let me enlighten you. For me to believe you, let’s have sex
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Me: Holy Christ! Are you not a child of God?? Don’t you know God’s stand on premarital sex? Yes, we may be in a tight situation now but having sex isn’t the solution. Fine! Why not ask the Holy Spirit
Moses: all you are saying is rubbish to me.
Mrs. Ocha: (walked in and join the conversation) and what is there if he sleeps with you to confirm if you are a virgin or not? Moses, can you see now, it is obvious she is not a virgin and she is now looking for a good man to get married to. Only God knows the number of abortion she has committed I
Mrs. Ocha: I am not your mother, I can’t give birth to a wayward girl. You were sent to school to study, instead of facing your studies, you were busy chasing men. The only way to get married to my son is by allowing him to sleep with you if you can’t do that then be ready to walk out of this relationship
Me: Moses, is that your conclusion??
Moses: I am sorry but that’s my conclusion
Me: (wipe the tears that fell from my eyes and left the room) Alright
I was able to hold back the tears till I get to my car. Getting to the car, I let the tears flow. Can’t they just believe that I am a virgin?? After keeping my Virginity for almost twenty-six years, is this what I get?.
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How I got home that day was a mystery to me because I was disorganized all through the drive home. Luckily for me, I met no one at home so I went straight into my room to cry my eyes out.
Moses was my first love, he was the one that taught me what love is all about. Now, he is still the same person who taught what heartbreak is all about. That night, I wept sore, I thought about the shame of a broken engagement, the shame it will bring to the Pastor and his family.
That night was a tough and long one for me as a voice was screaming that there is nothing bad in sleeping with my fiance since our wedding ceremony is in a month’s time. Another voice reminded me of God’s commandment and the consequences of disobeying Him. The second voice reminded me of the covenant I made with God years back.
Few years after meeting Christ, I made a covenant with God that no man will see my nakedness save the man who I get married to then, I asked for grace to stay true to that covenant and He helped me.
How I scaled through that night was a miracle. I couldn’t go to work the following day as I wasn’t organized. To make matter worst, Moses parent had called the Pastor to let him know that they can’t go ahead with the wedding.
The pastor invited me into his room to hear my side of the story. The pastor wife who never liked me because she felt I came to share her daughter’s love spoke harshly to me.
Pastor: (disappointed) So, Deacon Ocha son is requesting that you commit fornication right?
Me: yes sir and I can’t do that
Pastor wife: (with a raised voice) and why can’t you do it to prove your innocence. I know you can’t do it because you have messed up yourself with countless number of men. I don’t blame Moses at all because he is simply watching out for his future. Sweetheart, better wake up and see the shame she will bring to us if this wedding doesn’t hold again
Pastor: mummy, what do you want me to do now?
Pastor wife: the hospital result shows that she is no longer a virgin as she portray herself to be and if this gets to the ears of the Church, It will be disastrous. It is better she leaves our house before the matter get out of hand. God knows that we have done our best for her
Pastor: but why did you defile yourself? Does that mean that what we were told about you was true?? Funbi, I am not happy with you, in fact, I am disappointed. Go to your room, I will get back to you.
Getting to my room, it was like petrol was added to fire. I started crying again but who is the person spreading bad news about me? What is my offence? What have I done to deserve this inhumane treatment? Have I not suffered enough? When I thought things were getting rosy, things became tougher.
I took my purse and board a bike to Moses office. I needed him to break up with me face to face. Getting to his office, his secretary hailed me then ushered me in to his office. Moses was so surprised to see me.
Me: hi, I won’t take much of your time. I just want to clarify something
Moses: (scratch his head) okay, I am listening
Me: it’s over right??
Moses: I am sorry but yes. You could have avert this break up by doing the needful
Me: (with tears flowing from my eyes, I screamed at him) just shut up, thank you for wasting three years of my life. I leave you all for God to judge
I gave him a disdain look and walked out of his office. I took another bike home to go nurse my official heartbreak. That day, I wished I had a family. I guess this is the diary of an orphan.
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I spent my one week leave at home. I was mostly indoor as I was just crying my heart to God, it was really a tough time for me that I had to question God if He was still interested in me.
Two days to the end of my leave, the pastor’s wife summoned me into the sitting room.
Me: good afternoon mommy, you sent for me
Pastor wife: yes, I did. So, with the turn out of event, my husband and I came to a conclusion that it is better for you to leave our house and begin your life afresh. We saw you through school and the only thing you could do to repay us is messing up yourself and losing a lifetime opportunity of becoming an inlaw to the Ocha’s. Do you know how many ladies that are craving for such opportunity?
Me: (fell on my knees) mommy, please don’t do this to me. I have no where to go, I have no relatives to run to. Please, forgive me
Pastor wife: well, I am not the one you are to apologize to, it is my husband and he has gone for a two weeks conference. His order was that he must not meet you in the house so, please you have just one hour of pick your things and leave
Me: mommy, please don’t do this to me
Pastor wife: don’t push me into asking Musa to throw you out. Respect yourself and leave
Seeing how unbending she was, I had no choice but to go into the room, pick my belongings and leave. I rolled my travellers bag and walked slowly out of the house, I glanced at the building once more then left for good.
With deep sorrow in me, I located a hotel where I lodged with the mind of getting an apartment the following day. Thank God, my salary was paid the previous week and being a prudent spender, I had a substantial amount of money in my bank account.
That night, I couldn’t cry. I just laid on the bed staring at the ceiling of the hotel room. I still can’t believe how everything I managed to build for years crumbled in a week. While I continue to stare at the ceiling, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me in small still voice assuring me of a better future, all He just want was for me to keep hanging on.
I slept soundly like a baby that night and the following day being a Saturday, I was able to get a mini flat which I paid for and moved into that same Saturday. That night, I prayed and wept to God for a divine intervention.
The following day being a Sunday, I dressed and went to church. I didn’t have the nerve to stop attending the Pastor’s Church because I was indebted to his family for the care and sound education they provided me with.
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Getting to the church, I noticed that people were looking at me like I was a criminal. Well, I ignored their strange stares and went ahead to sit in the congregation instead of sitting in the midst of the choristers.
Everything went on smooth, the message was glorious as it was preached by the assistant pastor. At the sermon, the pastor’s wife mounted the pulpit and ordered me to come to the front of the congregation.
After I got to the front of the congregation, she then explained to the church that my wedding solemnization to Moses had been cancelled because I lied about being a virgin. She warned the church members not to associate with me and used me to preach to the young ladies about the consequences of immoral lifestyle.
To round up her sermon, she asked me to knee and told the congregation to pray that God will forgive my sins and restore me. All through the her sermon and prayers, the only thing I could do was to cry.
After the grace was shared, I took my bag and left for my apartment to resume my crying session. I sailed through the Sunday only to receive another heartbreaking news on Monday at the office.
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I left for work that Monday morning feeling optimistic only for me to get to my office and meet an envelope lying on my table. I tore it open and discovered that it was a termination letter.
I ran to my boss office to ask him what my offence was then he said since I have chosen to repay the Pastor and his family with disgrace then there was possibility that I would bring disgrace to the company. He warned me to leave before he ask the security to throw me out.
With depression written all over me, I took my bag and walk out of the company dejectedly. My Secretary who was moved embraced me and told me to be strong.
On my way to my apartment, I bought a strong rope and went home with the plan to commit suicide as I was fed up of everything. Getting home, I tied the rope to the ceiling and was about to hang it around my neck when a call came into my phone.
I stopped what I was about doing and went ahead to answer the call. It happen to be one of the sisters in the ushering department who I don’t relate with.
Sis Clara: Sis Funbi, please don’t do that which you are about to do. Please, God hasn’t forgotten you, there is a reason for everything you are going through now. Please, don’t take your life, your miracle is around the corner.
Her words made me weep uncontrollably, I was sppechless. She requested for my address which I gave to her without wasting time. After about a hour, she got to my house.
Instead of castigating me, she embraced me and prayed for me from the depth of her heart. She wiped my tears and told me that the Holy Spirit sent her to me. I opened up to her and she encouraged me and gave me Bible scriptures to read.
When she got to know that I had no money to use for feeding, she gave me some amount of money. Before she left me, she encouraged me to submit my credentials in order organizations.
Her words and coming really uplifted me, I ask God for forgiveness for thinking of committing suicide and decided to begin life afresh. Two days later, I made photocopies of my credentials and submitted it to different organizations and even schools.
While waiting for an employment offer, I spent most of my time reading the Bible and praying. One day, I came across a verse that said ‘For your shame, I will give you double’. I claimed that promise of God and prayed for the manifestation.
Caleb: No Lord, I can’t do this. What do you want people to say?
Holy Spirit: is it people’s words that matters or mine?
Caleb: Your word Lord but this is a lady that has defiled herself and every one in the church is aware. Lord, this is shame. It’s not as if I am asking for a virgin because I am not a virgin but the news is all over the church
Holy Spirit: if you don’t want to be caught in the web of a wrong marriage then be ready to go with my choice but you can still go with your choice but be ready to bear whatever consequence that comes with it.
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Holy Spirit: I gave Funbi to Moses because she has what it takes to take the ministry I gave him to the next level but the moment he broke up with her, I gave the ministry to someone else as I can’t allow my name to be mocked by the. ungodly. You see, the manifestation of his destiny is tied to the ministry and the devil who doesn’t want that to be achieved decided to come through this way.
Holy Spirit: Funbi has a great ministry and you also have a greater role to play in that ministry that is if you follow my leading by getting married to her
Caleb: does that mean you are giving me the ministry you collected from Moses?
Holy Spirit: I never said so. I will tell you more when you decided to follow my leading.
What I have come to realize that God can give a promise but the manifestation can be delayed. I actually thought the manifestation to the promises I came across in the Bible will manifest immediately but I got it all wrong.
After two weeks of not hearing anything from the organizations I submitted my credentials, I made more photocopies and went in search of other organizations with vacancies. After a futile search, I got home only to realize that my cell phone was missing.
I searched thoroughly for it but didn’t see it. I felt so bad because that was my only hope of getting a job. When the issue of my cell phone wanted to bring depression, the Holy Spirit ministered to me and I felt encouraged.
I lost a lot of contact including that of Sis Clara, I remembered that she gave me her house address so, I decided to go see her and inform her about my missing cell phone only for me to get there and be told that her mother needed an urgent kidney transplant so she traveled out of the country with her sick mother.
Being discouraged was an understatement because my only hope of getting help was dashed. When I saw that jobs weren’t forth coming, I decided to go in search of supermarkets and stores in need of sales girls as I was ready to do anything just to provide my daily bread and to be able to save for my next rent.
In the course of the search, I saw a canteen that was urgently in need of a sales girl. I went in hurriedly and was taken to meet the owner of the canteen who promised to pay me a thousand naira per day.
Though it wasn’t encouraging but it was better than sitting at home with no source of income. I resumed immediately with the mind of quitting once I get a better offer.
Working in the canteen wasn’t an easy task, there were times when I would be insulted by the customers and even by the boss. Other times, the male customers will want to fondle with my body part in exchange for money but I stood my ground.
Despite the harsh treatment from the boss and customers, I continued with my work as I was able to take care of myself and also save part of my earnings. Sometimes, I just can’t believe that I that earn almost eighty thousand naira per month now earn a thousand naira per day.
I kept on encouraging myself that all will be fine one day, I just hope it comes sooner.
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While going to give a customer his order one day, I accidentally spilled the content in the tray on a woman who was putting on white attire. The truth of the matter was that I was kind of depressed and lost it thought that it was after the content fell on the woman that I realized the gravity of what I had done.
The woman who appeared to be very rich was enraged, she stood up furiously and gave me a deafening slap. I fell on my knees apologizing but that didn’t help matters.
My boss was informed and that worsen the situation as she gave me another slap just to appease the rich woman. Aside from the slaps, I was insulted. The only thing I could do was to shed tears.
While the insult went on, a young man suddenly appears and tried to salvage the situation.
Young man: Afternoon madams, I have been watching what was going on and I feel this lady made a mistake but that should not give room for the inhumane treatment that you guys are giving her
Rich woman: Inhumane treatment you say?? I don’t blame you, if you know the cost of my attire, you won’t open your God-forsaken mouth to tell me trash
Young man: I am sorry what I said sounded like trash. What I mean is that this lady has received more than her offense, you should tamper judgment with mercy
Rich woman: I won’t let her be till she pays for the cloth
Me: (in tears) haa, please have mercy on me, mommy, I don’t have money
Young man: how much does it cost?
Rich woman: (speaks with pride) Well, I decided to put on the cheapest of my cloth today so it cost just thirty thousand naira only
Young man: just that? Give me your account details
Right there the young man transferred the thirty thousand to the rich woman. Immediately she received an alert, she took her bag and walked out of the canteen without paying for her food.
After the woman left, the young man pulled me up and took me out of the canteen. All this while, I had been on my knee so I wasn’t able to see his face properly. Getting outside the canteen, I discovered that his face looks familiar.
Me: (went on my knee) thank you very much, sir, I don’t know how to repay you but I know that God will surely repay you
Young man: stand up jare. Just give God the glory, it’s a privilege to help people. So tell me, what are you doing here? Like, why is a graduate working in a place like this?
Me: excuse me?? Do you know me before??
Young man: Wait! Does it mean you can’t recognize me??
Me: I can’t, please, can you introduce yourself??
Young man: Wow! This is Caleb, I am an usher in Grace Tabernacle, your guardian’s church
Me: OMG!! Bro Caleb is this you??
Caleb: sure, I am the one
Me: thank you so much for coming to my aid, God bless you, my brother,
Caleb: it’s alright. Come, let’s sit in my car so that we would be able to talk better.
Getting to his car, I wasted no time in narrating all that led to me working in the canteen. He felt for me and asked me to forward my credentials to him. I told him I had no cell phone to forward the credentials, he then gave me his email address and told me to go to cyber cafe to do the needful.
He further informed me that my face wasn’t in good shape and the need for me to get treatment. At first, I promised to take care of myself but he insisted and took me to a nearby pharmacy and got me drugs. Being surprised was an understatement as I never expected to be well cared for by someone I hardly relate to back then in Church.
He told me to stop working in that canteen as it was degrading coupled with the fact that I was being treated like a slave. He said he was certain that I would get a job that week.
I appreciated and prayed for him before we part ways but I wasn’t ready to quit till I get a new job. I went early to work the following day and went on my knees to apologize to my boss. She forgave me but used the payment of that day for the rich woman’s meal which she didn’t pay for.
Before the end of the week, Caleb showed up at the canteen and gave me an employment letter with a brand new phone. I was so excited but after some moment of deep thought, I returned the letter of employment and cell phone to him.
He was so surprised and pleaded with me to accept it but I stood my ground and told him I don’t want anything from any member of Grace Tabernacle. He pleaded and pleaded with me but later left when he saw how unbending I was.
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Me: what is even wrong with her? I am trying to help her life yet she is proving stubborn. Is that the kind of woman God wants to give me? A loose and stubborn woman?
Holy Spirit: A loose and stubborn woman?? Do you think I give my children the worst things? Well, you just wrong God by that statement you made
Me: I am very sorry Lord, please forgive me.
Holy Spirit: you should learn how to deal with your wife
Me: wife already?
Holy Spirit: Remember, that woman has now been given to you.
Me: help me, Lord! Help me to love her despite all I have heard about her.
Holy Spirit: My grace is sufficient for you.
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For two days, my boss refuse to pay me with the claim that she is using my pay for the rich woman’s meal. Getting home that evening, I was sad. I knelt down and started crying to God for a better job. I didn’t spend up to five minutes before the Holy Spirit started speaking to me.
Holy Spirit: which other job do you still want after rejecting the one I brought across your way??
Me: but Lord, I don’t want anything from any member of Grace Tarbernacle.
Holy Spirit: will you lose God’s provision because of flimsy excuse?
Me: Lord, I am so sorry for my foolishness.
That night, I appreciated God more and asked Him to touch Caleb’s heart so that he would come back to me with the employment letter and the cellphone
I was worried when I didn’t see Caleb the next day but I encouraged myself that he would come the following day. Throughout the remaining days of the week, I didn’t see Caleb.
I had already lost hope of seeing Caleb when he showed up at the canteen the following week. Being excited was an understatement, I ignore my colleagues who were teasing me that my boyfriend was around, i took an excuse from my boss to go meet him where his car was parked.
Me: good afternoon bro Caleb, how are you??
Caleb: Fine, thank you and you??
Me: God has been faithful. As per the job, is it still available??
Caleb: (surprised) hmmm, that is why I am here, my friend called to ask me if the person is still interested before he employ someone else
Me: I am interested, I am ready to resume whenever he want me to
Caleb: that’s a good one. I will inform him, wait let me get you the employment letter.
Caleb went into his car and brought out the employment, he also brought the cell phone with it. I was so excited that I didn’t know when I jumped on him. I kept appreciating and praying for him.
I promised him that I would resume the following day. He informed me that it was a position of a secretary, I was meant to be a secretary to his friend. I was satisfied with it as long as it was a white collar job.
Getting home that day, I sang praises to God and appreciated Him for wiping my tears away and giving me a song of joy. I settled down and took out the employment of the envelope to go through it again only to see a wedding invitation inside the envelope. I guess Caleb forgot the wedding invitation inside the envelope.
A glanced at the wedding invitation revealed to me that it was Moses wedding invitation. Alas, he was getting married to Rosaline, the Pastor’s only daughter. Being surprise was an understatement because I didn’t expect Rosaline to get married to the man I loved.
I wiped the tears that dropped from my eyes and assured myself that God will perfect all he has started in my life. I wished them Good luck and kept the wedding invitation on my table with the intention of giving it back to Caleb when next we meet.
I took my new cell phone and operated it, I discovered that there was airtime and data on the line. Since Caleb’s contact was saved on it, I decided to call him to appreciate him once again and ask him how his day went.
Caleb picked at the second ring and we spent almost a hour talking. I found myself laughing at his words and didn’t want the call to end, I even went as far as asking if he had taken dinner which he affirmed to. I also asked who prepared it and was surprised when he said he did.
That night, I didn’t sleep on time as I was fantasizing about Caleb and I becoming a couple but I quickly shake off the thought because I felt a good looking rich man like that will have a woman in his life.
After a moment of fantasy, I found time to pray and sleep in order to wake up early to prepare myself for my new job.
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I began my new job and it was wonderful. I couldn’t stop appreciating God and Caleb. I got a wonderful boss who was very understanding despite being strict plus I was being treated like a VIP probably because Caleb was a best friend to my boss, Matthew.
As my job was going on smooth, so also was my friendship with Caleb. We became so close that we couldn’t do without speaking with each other in a day. When I gave him back the invitation card, he felt bad that I had to see the wedding invitation of my ex but I assured me that I was gradually getting over him.
Rosaline and Moses tied the knot and surprisingly, I wasn’t moved. I actually thought that I would cry that day but I found myself singing songs of joy.
Two months into my new job, my boss asked to go and submit a proposal to a company which happened to be one of our partners. Though, I haven’t been there before but I was able to locate the company with the help of the google map.
Getting there, I was directed to the MD’s, office. The Secretary who was obilivious of the fact that her boss has a visitor in his office ushered me in. Upon entering the MD’s office, I was surprised to see Caleb as the MD in the midst of a funny scenario as a lady was trying to force herself on him.
That scenario I saw suddenly made me jealous, I didn’t even understand why I was jealous. I apologized for interrupting them and was about to go out of the office when he stopped me from leaving and walk the lady out of his office.
After the lady left the office, I suddenly started acting up like the jealousy was boiling in me that I couldn’t converse well with him. I managed to speak to him and handed the proposal over to him then begged to take my leave when he suddenly held my hand and looked into my eyes.
Caleb: Funbi, I am really sorry for the scenario you met. That young lady is my ex, she broke up with me because she found someone better. Now that the someone better jilted her, she want us to start afresh
Me: (gave a fake smile) you don’t have to explain that to me. I mean, I have no right to your personal life. Well, you can consider giving her another chance
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Caleb: I can’t give her another chance because my heart now belongs to someone else and that person is you
Me: (shocked) what??
Caleb: I never planned on voicing out my feelings for you this way but the scenario you met is what brought this up. I am not perfect as I have my flaws but I promise not to make you cry, all you need is just to give me a chance
Caleb: I don’t expect an answer from you now so please take your time to pray and think about it but please, don’t keep a brother in love waiting
Me: (nod my head) can I take my leave now???
Caleb: sure, please take good care of yourself. I will call you later in the evening to check on you
Me: Alright, thank you.
Caleb saw me off and got a cab to take me to my office. Yea, I knew I had feelings for him but I didn’t know that the feeling was mutual. I suddenly became scared asking myself if he won’t jilt me the way Moses did.
For one month, I didn’t bother about praying about Caleb’s proposal as I was busy calculating if the relationship will end well or not. We talk every day but I didn’t bring the proposal issue up and he didn’t remind me.
It was a week to the end of the year and i decided to eventually pray about the proposal. That day, I got a conviction that he was meant for me. As happy as I was, I never stopped praying against heartbreak as I didn’t think I could survive another heartbreak.
It was the last day of the year and everyone went to church for the cross over service. Immediately we crossed into a new year and finished the Church service, I dialled Caleb’s contact.
Me: ( I screamed with so much excitement) happy new yearrrrr
Caleb: Awwn! Wish you the best of it dear
Me: Guess what?? It’s a Yesssss
Caleb: a yes??? How??
Me: come on, I am ready to be your better half
Caleb: (became excited) Jesus!! At last. But why did you keep me waiting? I have been waiting for almost three months, I was even getting discouraged. Thank you very much dear, by God’s grace, you won’t regret ever giving me a chance.
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Right from that day, our relationship skyrocket and it was a very wonderful experience. Caleb who was thirty two years at the inception of our relationship didn’t want a delay as he wants marriage as soon as possible.
He took me to his parent and they accepted me with open arms. I initially thought they would give me a cold treatment but reverse was the case.
On getting to his parent’s residence, my heart was beating. We met with his mom who took me into her room for one-on-one discussion, I told her everything about me including my past relationship, how it ended and why it ended. At the end of the discussion, she approved me for her son
It was a moment of joy as Caleb’s parent and his two younger sisters told us to hasten our wedding preparation. With the help of God, Caleb and I were able to locate my aunt’s residence. The moment I told her about my intention to settle down, she was enraged and refused to give us her blessings. She told me to go back to the pastor I took as a family to get the needed permission.
Being sad that day was an understatement as i was drained because I felt God decided to settle me after all the suffering I had gone through but someone decided to be an hindrance to that settlement. I didn’t know when I started crying on our way back. Caleb really stood by me and encouraged me that all will be well.
After much prayer and fasting, my aunt and her husband gave us their blessing. Caleb came with his family to get the dowry list and have a date fixed for both our traditional and church wedding. I decided to get wedded in my aunt’s church something that was surprising to her but I refuse to relate the issue to her.
Finally, Caleb and I tied the knot in holy matrimony. I had this unexplainable joy bubbling in me. Moses was Caleb’s best man while my aunt’s eldest daughter was my best lady. Surprisingly, some members of Grace Tabernacle graced the occasion especially people from the ushering department.
After all the merriment and joyous celebration, My husband and I were driven to our new house to begin life after wedding. Getting to the doorstep of new home, I suddenly became sacred but I tried to put on a bold face.
Caleb carried me into the bedroom in a bridal style then went back to get my luggage. The first thing we did after he brought my luggage into our room was serious thanksgiving and positive declarations. Ohh, I didn’t tell you that Caleb was a combination of a romantic and spiritual man.
Done with the prayers, we ate like hungry lions as we were previously on fasting. After eating, I took a change of cloth and went into the bathroom to take my bath and change into something else.
I came out of the bathroom and met Caleb putting on only boxers. Seeing him like that made my heart skip a beat, I ignored his penetrating stares and went to lie down on the king size bed.
I was already closing my eyes in preparation to go to the dream world when I felt Caleb’s hand on my waist. I shivered as I felt his hand on my body as I experienced a kind of feeling I never experienced before. In a twinkle of an eye, the piece of cloth on our body was lying on the floor with me responding to every of his touches.
I was in a world of ecstasy when I suddenly felt a pain in between my legs. As the pain became intense, it dawn on me that my hymen was being broken. I tried to endure the pain but I could and that made me scream loudly.
Caleb stopped what he was doing and started apologizing for hurting me. It was when used his palm to wipe away my tears that I realized that I had been crying. I would never forget the look of respect and admiration in his eyes.
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I AM A VIRGIN
Caleb helped me into the bathroom to freshen up. Getting back to the room, I noticed the bed sheet was already changed. Caleb handed me a new nightgown which I wore before lying on the bed.
Caleb: do you know I never believed you were a virgin until now? I mean the news was all over the church that a test was conducted on you and the result showed that your hymen had been broken
I smiled faintly and slept off due to tiredness hence I couldn’t give an answer to his question.
Caleb’s point of view
I just couldn’t stop staring at her beautiful face as in, being the one to break her hymen made me happy. Before now, I never expected to meet her a virgin because I believe more in sexual purity plus I wasn’t a Saint too. God’s mercy was what found me.
After helping her into the bathroom, I took my cell phone and took a photo of the blood stain on the bed sheet as it would serve as a proof that she was a virgin.
First, I sent the picture to my mom and two sisters then send it to Matthew. Matthew sent me a WhatsApp message immediately.
Matthew: how far guy? How come??
Caleb: I am still shocked o
Matthew: but it was announced in the Church that she was not a virgin and that was why Moses broke up with her as in, the disgrace was too much then
Caleb: dude, I don’t even know what to say. While we were dating, she kept on telling me she is a virgin but I never believed
Matthew: wow! Lucky you bro but don’t you think there is someone behind all this?
Caleb: I have been thinking of so too. You know, I was surprised to see Rosaline get married to Moses few months after he broke up with Funbi
Matthew: Guy, you need to clear this girl’s name. She suffered for nothing
Caleb: sure bro, I am going to get to the root of this matter. That wicked fellow must be exposed
Matthew: that’s a good one
Caleb: later na, need to attend to me queen
Matthew: I go love o
I logged out and brought out one of the night gown I bought and planned giving to her. She smiled, collected it from me and wore it before lying on the bed. I told her I didn’t believe she was a virgin till now but instead of replying me, she just smiled and slept off.
I still can’t believe that she suffered for nothing, so she had been innocent all along. While looking at her beautiful face, I vowed to proved her innocence. I went into the bathroom to freshen up than lie beside her.
I woke up the following morning and noticed that my pretty wife wasn’t on the bed. Alarmed, I went in search of her only to see her preparing a delicious meal in the kitchen. I greeted her with a kiss and assisted her with the dishes.
Done with cooking, we went into the room to have our devotion then I went to prepare for Church. I had wanted to go to Church with my newly wedded wife but she refused to go to Grace Tabernacle as I still worship there.
Funbi’s point of view
After devotion that morning, my husband pleaded with me to go to church with him but I refused as I couldn’t go to a place where my reputation has been dented. After taking his breakfast, he dressed up and went for church service.
My husband returned back from church at half past twelve with a sad face. I was surprised to see him that way because he was cheerful before he left the house in the morning. I welcomed him with an embrace and asked him what the matter was but he said nothing.
I served him lunch but he was just picking at the meal. When I couldn’t take his moodiness again, I took the food away from him and told him I wont let him be till he tell me what went wrong.
Me: Sweetheart, what is wrong now?? Mind you, I won’t take no for an answer. Haba! We just got married na and we should be happy we just got married
Caleb: I will be fine Queenie
Me: I said I won’t take no for an answer so start talking please
Caleb: As your lordship pleases. I didn’t want you to feel bad that’s why I didn’t want to tell you.
Me: I promise not to feel bad
Caleb: I have been placed on discipline because I got married to you. The panel of judges in church claimed that I defiled myself with sin the moment I decided to get married to a back slider so, I am not worthy to be a worker
Me: (surprised) Jesus!!! Why are they like this?? Who did I even offend?? Baby, please I am very sorry for this
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I AM A VIRGIN
The news of Caleb’s discipline made me sad. When he noticed that I became sad, he cheered me up and told me not to take it to heart. We did our best to cheer each other up. We watch movies together before packing our load in preparation for our honeymoon.
I kept on asking Caleb the venue of our honeymoon but he refuse to answer till the morning of the day we were to leave. I woke up that Monday morning only to see a cup of tea and a plate of food beside me. I sat up and was about to take a sip from the mug when Caleb walked in shirtless. His bare chest was something I loved staring at.
Caleb: will someone stop staring at me and drink her tea?
Me: (became shy) hmmm? Good morning dear
Caleb: Morning my Queen, trust you had an amazing night
Me: Sure and you??
Caleb: why won’t my night be awesome when I had a beautiful woman lying beside me
Me: my husband and his sweet mouth
Caleb: yes o, drink your tea before it gets cold
Me: alright, my cute husband
I continued sipping my tea while Caleb was rounding up the packing. I opened the assumed bowl of meal to eat instead, i found some papers in it. I took the papers, read through and was surprised to see that they are tickets to travel to Dubai.
The happiness in me made me scream loudly, I stood up from the bed and jumped on my husband where he was sitting. He grabbed me and reciprocated with a kiss. I was so happy as in, I have never imagine myself traveling out. I started worrying about Passport since I didn’t have one, Caleb shocked me one more time by bringing it out for me to see.
With happiness written all over me, I ran into the bathroom to freshen up than came back into the room to dress up. In fact, I started urging Caleb to hurry up so that we won’t miss our flight.
We left our home and drove to the airport to board a plane to Dubai. Since it was my first time of boarding a plane, I was afraid when the plane was taking off, Caleb had to hold me to himself so that I won’t scream.
After some hours, we got to Dubai, you can imagine how excited I was. My husband was so surprised to see how excited I was. Coolval stories Our lodge was another thing that gave me joy, it was a sight to behold. Before we retire to bed that night, I couldn’t stop praying for him.
We took time to explore beautiful places in Dubai, we tried their meals, went to movies, tried skating and many more. I had a wonderful time with my husband. We danced together, sang together, bath together, cook together, played together.
I did want to come back to Nigeria again. I was so surprised that our two weeks leave had come to an end quickly. I even tried pleading with my husband to extend our stay but he made understand that our job need us. I could remember the kind of look on my face the day we were leaving, Caleb had to give me a promise that we would come back for a vacation before I cheered up.
On getting to Nigeria, we resumed work and began to live as couples. My colleagues and even boss couldn’t stop saying i look more beautiful.
Two weeks after we returned home, I suddenly realized that Caleb was always receiving calls privately and he even passworded his cell phone which annoy me. This went on for almost a month and when I couldn’t take it anymore, I reacted to the issue.
Caleb came home that day worn out, he had earlier called to tell me to prepare food for me but me wanting to revenge didn’t bother to prepare the meal. When he asked for his meal, I simply told him that I didn’t feel like cooking that day and made to leave his presence.
In anger, he blocked me and lashed me knowing fully well that I hate people lashing me. I slapped him and he reciprocated with another slap. I was dazed as in, I never imagined that Caleb would ever lay his hands on me.
Furiousy, I went into the room, pick two of my clothes and cell phone then left the house. Caleb, realizing what he had done started pleading with me not to leave saying he is sorry that he had a bad day.
I was too angry to listen to his plea, I walk out on him and left the house that night as I just wanted to be out of his sight. I was walking on the road in tears that I didn’t know when I walked into the road. Within a twinkle of an eye, I was sent to the floor by a vehicle I never saw coming.
As I lay on the floor, all I could say was ‘Caleb, I love you’ before I went into the world of unconsciousness.
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I AM A VIRGIN
Caleb’s Point of View
Seriously, I never had the mind of laying my hands on her but she pushed me to the wall. For some months now, she has been misbehaving but I kept on overlooking because of the love I have for her. Still, that doesn’t give me the right to return her slap.
My wife is a combination of cool, emotional and stubborn personality. Coolval stories She is very sweet but can decided to be stubborn when she wants to. Now that she left the house at this hour of the night, where will I go to search for her? What if she gets harmed? Ohh, who is this person calling me now?
Caller: Hello, am I on to Mr. Caleb??
Caleb: Yes, how can I help you?
Caller: My name is Jide, I just called to inform you that the owner of this phone was knocked down by a moving car and has been taken to Omajuluwa hospital at federal junction
Caleb: Jesus! She is my wife. Please, wait for me, I will be there in the next thirty minutes.
Oh God! What have I done to my wife? What have I done to myself? I should have just walk away from her. Father, have mercy on me and keep my wife for me, Please, don’t let me be put to shame.
I drove furiously to the hospital and met with Jide who took me to where my wife was. I appreciated him and gave him some money. I sat beside my wife and couldn’t stop blaming myself for slapping her back. I know women can be so annoying but I should have controlled myself. I took hold of her right hand and kept apologizing to her unconscious self.
I was still tendering my apology when the Doctor in charge of my wife’s case walked into her ward to check on her.
Doctor: Hello! you are??
Me: Good evening Doctor, I am her husband
Doctor: ohh, nice meeting you
Me: Please, how is she doing?
Doctor: She lost a lot blood but we have been able to stabilize her and also made sure that her pregnancy is safe
Me: Pregnancy?? Is she in any way pregnant??
Doctor: ohh, so you don’t know? Well, our test shows that she is six weeks pregnant.
Me: Wow! Thank You Jesus, thank you Doctor but when will she come around?
Doctor: very soon
With that the doctor left to attend to another patient. I was so surprised and elated to hear that my wife was pregnant, what surprised me greatly is that I didn’t notice any signs of pregnancy or is the pregnancy responsible for her recent misbehavior.
I laid my hand on her flat stomach trying to feel my unborn child and was also whispering sweet words into her ears, nature kept calling then i slept off.
Funbi’s Point of View
I opened my eyes only to see myself in an unknown room different from my matrimonial room, i tried to recall what brought me to this strange room but I couldn’t think as my head was banging. I tried to sit up then I noticed a hand on my stomach, I looked around and saw Caleb sleeping while sitting on the chair beside my bed. Immediately, I laid my hand on his, he opened his eyes.
Caleb: Thank You Jesus! How are you now dear?
Funbi: what am I doing here?
Caleb: Babe, you are in the hospital. We had a disagreement yesterday and you left the house in anger only for you to be knocked down by a car which led to being here. I suddenly remembered all that happened but kept quiet.
Caleb: My love, I am very sorry. I never had the mind of laying my hands on you but I didn’t know what came over me. Please, forgive me my wife
Funbi: your wife?? Better go and meet your concubine
Funbi: isn’t it obvious that you are cheating?? If you are not then why do you password your phones and keep receiving calls secretly
Caleb: ohh sweetie! I am not cheating and can never cheat on you. I actually didn’t want you involved that’s why I kept it away from you. I was actually working on getting who was behind your breakup with Moses and how the issue of you not being a virgin came up
I had to password my phone so that you won’t know what I was up to plus, I know you won’t let me embark on this journey if you were aware.
Me: OMG! I judged you wrongly and even slapped you
Caleb: the reason why I was depressed yesterday was that the guy working for me sent me an SMS yesterday that he wasn’t interested in the job again after collecting the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira. I went to his apartment and was told that he has relocated.
Caleb: the news of his disappearance weakened me and all I needed was a show of love and care from my wife but got a slap in the face
Me: Sweetheart, I am very sorry. Please, forgive my childishness, I promise never to lay my hands on you again. I promise to love and respect you more
Caleb: it’s okay, I forgive you because of my unborn baby
Me: which baby??
Caleb: Well, the doctor claimed that you are six weeks pregnant
Me: (touched my stomach with surprise written all over me) Pregnant? Like, I am carrying a baby as in your baby?
Caleb: yes darling, we are going to be a parent soon
Me: wow! Thank You Jesus. Can you please call the doctor? My head is banging seriously
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I AM A VIRGIN
After spending three more days at the hospital, I was discharged to go home. On getting home, my husband treated me like an egg but in all the love and care he showed me, I noticed that he was worried about something.
When I couldn’t take his worried state again, I had to question him as to what is bothering him.
Me: Sweetheart, I have been watching you for days now and I noticed you have not been your usual self though you are trying to cover up with a smile. What is eating you up and please, don’t tell me it’s nothing
Caleb: I actually don’t want to bother you but since you insist on knowing what is wrong with me, I will gladly tell you. Is this how we are going to let the matter go? As regards your image being dented in Grace Tabernacle
Me: what do you want us to do?
Caleb: You see, there is a reason why that young ma said he isn’t interested again because he has started giving me some information and his next plan was to plant a CCTV camera in the pastor’s house. I felt he was caught
Me: maybe, why can’t we just pray about this matter?
Caleb: Wow! That’s thoughtful of you as in, I never thought in this direction before. We will tell God to expose and disgrace that evil person
Me: Perfect dear
That was how we started the prayer, we decided to wake up every midnight and cry to God to disgrace and expose that wicked fellow. Caleb added fasting to the prayer but didn’t allow me to even when I suggested breaking the fast by 12am.
A month after the inception of the prayer, Caleb received an SMS which says ”Please, ensure you are In church this coming Sunday and try to come with your wife as there is an important information you need get”
The message greatly surprised us, we tried calling the line that sent the message but it didn’t go through. Caleb decided to wait for Sunday in order to know what the information was all about.
Sunday came and Caleb was surprised when he saw that I wasn’t preparing for Church. He had earlier pleaded with me to follow him to church but I told him I won’t go. This Sunday morning, he started pleading with me again but I stood my ground.
When he saw that I wasn’t heeding his plea, he suddenly got angry and threatened to do something nasty if I don’t prepare myself for church. I suddenly became scared because Caleb rarely got angry but if he does, hell will be let lose.
I had no choice to grumblingly prepare myself for church. I was purposely slow in preparing for church because I knew he hate going to church late hence, I wanted him to get fed up and go without me. Surprisingly, he waited for me but was giving me an angry stare.
After what seems like forever, we finally set out for church. We were already late and that made Caleb very angry but I cared less, I just don’t want to set my foot in that church again, a church were I was disgraced and punished for committing no offence.
Getting to the church, Caleb carried my handbag which contained only my Bible and purse because I didn’t plan on listening and jotting down message. With Caleb’s hand in mine, we walked majestically into the auditorium. The usher tried to give us a seat but the angry look I gave him explained better to him.
I intentionally went to the first seat with my husband so that the members could see me properly, thank God my baby bump was well revealed. They did and most of the gasped for breath including the pastor and his wife.
The Sundays school was already coming to an end when we walked in and as it came to an end, the choir sang some songs then people began to share testimony. It was so surprising that Rosaline, the pastor daughter also came out to share testimony.
Rosaline: Good Morning everyone, my name is Jegede Rosaline and this testimony of mine is more like a confession. I am glad to see Mr. Caleb and his wife present as I invited them over just to witness this confession of mine.
But before I go on, I would like to apologize to my parent for this confession but I will say that My mom is the architect of this.
I was on my own living my life when my mom orchestrated me to take Moses away from Funbi. I refused to go on that path but she threatened to deal with me if I decided to go against her plan. I didn’t know how she got wind that Funbi and Moses were going to the hospital for a checkup then she advised Moses to then conduct a virginity test on Funbi.
She connived with the doctor and ensure that the result come out negative. After their break up, She told Moses to replace Funbi with me claiming I am still a virgin.
Moses truly replaced me Funbi with me and we began a relationship which was heading towards marriage. Few months into the relationship, Moses started requesting for sex with the claiming that he wants to know if I was a virgin or not.
At first I refused but when he vowed to break up with me, I opened up to him that I am no longer a virgin. Immediately he to know that I am no longer a virgin, he started sleeping with me with the threat that he would expose me to the church if I refuse to give in to his request.
In order to hide my head, I had no choice but to give in to him. Within four months, I aborted three pregnancies. We got married and started having difficulty in childbearing.
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