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25. Wedding Chronicles…EPILOGUE!

27 Feb

It was a beautiful day, the sky was bright, the air was cool and four girls sat in a hotel suite chatting excitedly, barely able to sit still as their hair and makeup were done to perfection. Today was a day none of them would ever forget. Today three of them were getting married and they’d all decided to have just one bridesmaid cater to all three of them. Tayo didn’t mind being a bridesmaid, she just couldn’t believe they were all getting their fairy tale endings.

“Earth to Tayo! Thinking about Ahmedy-bobo again abi?”

“Don’t call him that!”

They all burst out laughing. When Sheila had jokingly called Ahmed that the first time they were introduced, it had stuck and now that was his standard nickname, one Tayo absolutely detested. She preferred to call him Philip but she knew that the more she protested the more her friends would keep teasing her. Philip didn’t seem to mind so it was all good. She loved his sense of humor.

“She has that dreamy look in her eyes again. EARTH TO TAYO!”

They burst out laughing again. Prompting the hair stylists to caution them to hold still.

“I wasn’t thinking about Philip, ok not directly anyway. I just can’t believe we got everything we ever dreamed of…God is so merciful.”

“Yes He is”

They all chorused.

Amaka: “But mehn see all the drama we got caught up in all untop ring matter. If I could advise single babes I’d tell them to just chill, that things always work out in the end.”

Aisha: “Yes oh! Imagine if you had married Ehis before he sorted out his past? Maybe they would have killed you in the process!”

Amaka: “God forbid! But you have a point. Waiting for your man to propose can be such a long thing. The men always have excuses and I won’t even begin to tell you girls what naughty schemes I delved into just because I wanted him to put a ring on it!”

Aisha: “We all had our dramas. Imagine if Tanto was actually carrying Tosin’s child? Where would I have started from? After bearing so much sh*t from that man for so long! But the new Tosin is such a dream. Sometimes drama is good!”

Aisha blushed and the girls giggled loudly.

Sheila: “Not all drama is good oh. It took me almost getting raped and being scared out of my wits that I had HIV for Chinedu to decide he was never gonna let me out of his life ever again. But I can tell you girls that sincerely I could have done without that drama!”

Tayo: “Something good did come out of that drama dear, you retired! We all knew the Sheila of before!!!”

Sheila: “Hey!!! Old things have passed away and behold all things have become new joor! Don’t wanna be a player no more…”

Aisha: “What even happened to Richie? Did you guys press charges? Did he finally see a psychologist? How’s he coping?”

Sheila: “After I got over the trauma, I started feeling really sorry for him. He is on his HIV meds and sees a psychologist every Thursday. We didn’t press charges. On the contrary you won’t believe that he is one of Chinedu’s groomsmen!”

“What?”
The other girls chorused.

Sheila: “Yep. People with HIV shouldn’t be stigmatized girls. If you make them outcasts they get bitter because somebody else is always responsible for giving them the infection and they want to lash out at anyone for the rejection. I was almost a victim because of this and y’all know if I got HIV I’d personally infect all my girls because I’d wanna share the love!”

They all burst out laughing.

Amaka: “You are not serious. Remind me not to touch anything Richie touches at the wedding in case his personal vendetta isn’t over yet!”

Sheila: “Amaka!!! HIV is not spread by touching or kissing or sneezing or sharing toilets joor. It’s spread by sexual contact and blood! With all these gadgets around you, I wonder why basic info still passes you by!”

Amaka: “Don’t blame me girl, my blackberry is for pinging Ehis and my Ipad is for planning our fabulous wedding!”

The girls giggled again.

Sheila: “Besides Richie met someone at his clinic. They are dating and she’s very beautiful.”

Amaka: “You’ve gotta be kidding me!”

Aisha: “Does she have HIV too?”

Sheila: “No she doesn’t! She accompanied her elder sister who has been living with HIV for seven years now to the clinic and she and Richie got talking and that was it!”

Tayo: “Doesn’t she mind that Richie has HIV?”

Amaka: “Isn’t she scared that she’ll get infected? Hian!”

Sheila: “The doctor told them there were ways that they could go about it that she and even their children- if they chose to get married would be HIV negative and as long as Richie kept taking his drugs, there’s nothing stopping him from living a long and fruitful life. He really digs this babe oh and she loves him die!”

The four girls were silent for a while. Each thinking about life and how God always had a way of making things alright in the end. There was a knock on the door.

Ahmed: “Ladies you all look exquisite! It’s time!”

It was the most beautiful wedding any of them had ever seen. The three brides were radiant and the air was full of promise and laced with genuine love. It was a beautiful gathering of friends and family and each couple had written their vows to each other. They had all passed through hard times but true love had prevailed. The men were more mature, the women wiser. Their ideas of marriage had evolved and as they listened to the pastor preach a moving sermon. Each person was lost in thought…

Tosin…I will never cheat on you Aisha. As long as I live, I promise you.

Aisha…God keep my home and keep Tosin and I faithful to each other

Chinedu…Thank you Lord for giving me this precious gift. Heal the wounds of her past and give me the capacity to love her always regardless of her flaws.

Sheila…Thank you, thank you, thank you. Lord I’m so grateful.

Ehis…God I’m gonna make you proud. I’m gonna be the best husband Amaka could ever have and I’ll never keep a secret from her ever again.

Amaka…I’m finally getting married! (((SCREAM)))

The reception was fun. The first dance brought tears to the eyes of all who watched. Never had there been such a romantic wedding. The months put into planning this wedding really paid off.

“You look exceptionally beautiful today babe!”

“Thanks Philip, you look very handsome too.”

“You didn’t catch the bouquet.”

“Naaaah. Too old for the whole bouquet war. Wouldn’t you have laughed if you saw me fighting for a bunch of flowers on the dance floor?”

“That would have been funny but you don’t need to actually.”

“Why? Because I have you?”

Tayo teased.

“Yes you have me. Now and always…”

And with that Philip went on one knee and whisked out a box from his pocket.

“Marry me Tayo. Make me the luckiest man on earth.”

“Philip, baby we’ve only been together for a couple of months. Are you sure?”

“Surer than I’ve ever been of anything or anyone in my life. Please marry me baby.”

“Yes, yes, yes I’ll marry you!”

And right there, in a little corner in the huge tent amidst the wedding noises and with only a few people observing them, Tayo agreed to be married to her lover and her best friend.

“Sometimes when it’s right, it’s right.”

THE END!

Hey Chutzpah fam. The curtain finally falls for the Wedding Chronicles. Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’m a sucker for happy endings! 😉 😉

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14 Comments

Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Hall of Fame, Wedding Chronicles

 

14 responses to “25. Wedding Chronicles…EPILOGUE!

  1. Empress

    February 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    A beautiful ending

     
    • Neetah

      February 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Merci beaucoup!

       
  2. uche

    February 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Lovely series. U write beautifully well dear. Nice how you passed the HIV message across

     
    • Neetah

      February 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks dear

       
  3. ronie

    February 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Good endings.

     
    • Neetah

      February 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Yep! And they always give rise to even better beginnings!

       
  4. Arinze

    February 27, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Excellent work…I was always looking forward to the next episode. I think it will make a blockbuster on screen…keep it up

     
  5. onyinye

    March 1, 2013 at 5:41 am

    This is just so beautiful,I have followed it from the first episode and I hope my own story turns out well too.

     
  6. Ezer Meet

    March 7, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I have a confession to make- i literally used to visit the blog every hour to see if you’d put up the next part. I was particularly interested in Sheila’s story, and only just realised it ties in with the theme on my own blog this month – Self Esteem.

    The truth is that every healthy and successful marriage/ relationship is built by people who have healthy self esteems. People generally need to ask themselves a few questions every now and again to gauge how healthy their self esteem is…..

    Do you and your spouse have genuine respect for yourselves and who you are as individuals?

    Do either of you lack confidence in your decision making abilities?

    Do either of you fear opening up, being real, and being vulnerable with the other or with people in general?

    Is either of you self critical or easily discouraged?

    Do either of you have difficulty admitting you are wrong, always needs to be right, or is unable to forgive?

    Is either of you critical of others?

    Are you both proud of your careers and accomplishments?

    Do you both feel you do not have the social status you deserve in life?

    Are you both happy with who you are?

    Do you feel loved by your family, friends, and associates?

    If your answer to any of these questions is “NO” then there may be self esteem issues that you are unaware of, which over time will negatively affect your relationship/ marriage if not properly addressed.

    To help identify unintentional ways you might activate dormant or even worsen self esteem issues in your partner- and resolve these issues, I’m giving away a FREE copy of The New Building Your Mates Self- Esteem by Dr Dennis Rainey , a book that really does go beyond the obvious and;

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    3. Strengthens your understanding of why your partner acts the way he/ she does

    4. Provides some universal precepts that will give hope as you begin helping your partner become free from the shackles of a poor self image

    5. Has esteem builder projects- practical application exercises that you and your partner can work through

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    Love

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    • Neetah

      March 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks Ezer and that book makes sooooo much sense!
      Chutzpah fam, Ezer is giving out freebies (Yay!!!) so let’s visit her blog and get ourselves our very own copy!

       
      • Ezer Meet

        March 11, 2013 at 8:22 am

        Thanks Neetah!

         
  7. Uchangel

    September 28, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Wow!! Chutzpah, am speechless after reading this piece of work. U are truly amazing, it was as though i was reading a romance novel (U will do well at that by the way). I dig the happy ending, and i was ecstatic about it.. The whole scene were sooo real. well done!

     
  8. tegzyTegzy

    July 20, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I truly enjoyed the wedding chronicles and read them all at once. I laughed, smiled, got angry and almost cried in some parts. A Lovely read it was.

     
  9. chidera

    May 29, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I’m so interested in d article plsss keep wrinting

     

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