THE PERFECT WOMAN
It was already passed midnight. I paced up and down as I wondered where my husband was. Its been 4hours since he left and not a word from him. I was beginning to get scared. His number was switched off. I didnt have sister Marvis number. What might have happened? Did Marvis die? Was the accident critical? Or did my husband get into an accident. Various thoughts filled my head as I paced from room to parlour and back. This is my wedding night for crying out loud. Why me? Why Isaiah? Why would they call him ? Of all the people why call a man that got married on the same day of his wedding.
I decided to try the number again, and it was still the same thing. It was almost 2am. I was really terrified by now. And so I decided to call my mom. At first she didnt pick but after two more tries she answered!
Mummy: my child, you are not supposed to be calling me, you are on your honey moon.
Me: (crying) mummy!
Mummy: (I could feel her jump and sit up upon hearing me crying) what is it? Why are you crying?
Me: Mummy, mummy help me(/I cried even more)
Mummy: talk to me D, what is it ? Why are you crying on your wedding night? Where is your husband?
Me: Mummy that’s why I am calling. I don’t know where Isaiah is?
Mummy: what do you mean you don’t know where your husband is?
Me: mummy that’s the truth, I don’t know where he is.
Mummy: I am not understanding, oya calm down and tell me what happened.
Me: Mummy we were together o, and his phone rang, somebody told us that sister Marvis was involved in an accident and needed to be rescued immediately and that it was only Isaiah they could call. He left since 8pm and up till now he didnt come back. I have called him over and over again but his number is switched off.
Mummy: The devil is a liar! That Marvis again.
Me: mummy I wouldn’t have let him go o.
Mummy: shut up and stop crying, you shouldn’t have let him go but you did and we’ve past that stage. Now is not the time you should have or shouldn’t have. I can’t have my daughter crying on her wedding night.
Me: Mummy what do I do.
Mummy: You and your husband are no longer two but one, your spirits are connected and so you alone have the control over him, you are going to pray, you are going to call your husband home. The God I serve never fails, he has never failed and he won’t start now. And so you will get those knees on the ground and you are going to pray. That every power that is holding him down should lose their grips over him, weather spiritual or physical. Are you hearing me?
Me: yes mummy!
Mummy: Listen to me, the marriage has just started. Every marriage is a war zone and only a prayerful woman wins in that fight. The moment you said I do, your opponent springs forth and the battle begins. So its either you are ready to fight or quit. Are you ready?
Me: Yes mummy, I am ready.
Mummy: then stop those tears and get your knees on the floor, and call your husband home. As I speak to you I am already on my feet.
And then mummy started blasting in tongues, I was immediately charged up in my spirit and so I started praying too.
Me: I prayed for four hours, casting and binding, speaking in tongues and setting lose every rope that had been tied. I prayed and prayed until I slept off.
I woke up by 8am in the morning. It was the sound of knocking on my hotel that woke me up. I jumped up and ran to the door, I had prayed and cried myself to sleep. Thank God he is finally back. I swung the door opened. It was mummy!
I will not say I was disappointed when I saw it was mummy but I was not happy that it was not my husband.
Mummy: Is he not back?
Me: No mom, he isn’t back.
Mummy: Do you have an idea where he went?
Me: no mom
Mummy: do u have any of his friends contact?
Me: Isaiah does not keep friends , the choir members are all the friends he has.
Mummy: What about that Marvis? Do you have her number?
Me: No ma I don’t.
Mummy: you don’t?
Me: no mom, I used to have it, but then I discovered she told a lie to me some time ago and so I deleted her number.
Mummy: okay, do you have anyones number who can possibly have her number?
Me: Yes, sister Mary from the choir keeps the contact of all the choir members.
Mummy: call sister Mary.
Me: But mummy I am supposed to be in my honey moon. Should I be calling?
Mummy: This girl it’s like you don’t understand what the devil is trying to do, the devil is about to destroy your marriage right before it begins and you are there speaking English. My dear call sister Mary.
I quickly grabbed my phone and dialed sister Marys number, my heart was beating as she picked the call.
Sister Mary: hello
Me: Hello sister Mary, good morning .
Sister Mary: The youngest wife in town I greet you ma. I must say I surprised to get your call. I hope all is well.
Me: yes sis. I just need you to help me with something.
Sister Mary: What is that Dani
Me: I need to call sister Marvis, but I can’t find her number on my phone, so I need you to help me with her number please.
Sister Mary: oh sister Marvis. Its alright, but I will have to text it to you, because its stored to the phone.
Me: “That will be no problem , thank you so much.” And I ended the call. Not long, she sent the number and I gave it to mummy.
I watched her as she pressed the figures on her phone and waited.
Mummy: ehn! Erm, hello.
Marvis: Hello, who am I unto please?
Mummy: Please put Isaiah on the line.
Mummy: I said put Isaiah on the line
Marvis: who is this please?
Mummy: my dear, I am his mother inlaw and I want to speak to him so give him the phone or ask him to put on his phone.
Marvis: (stammering) erm erm, sorry ma, he is sleeping, I can’t wake him up.
Mummy: He is sleeping, marvis he is sleeping, a married man is sleeping in your house Marvis. Not just a married man, a married man that got married yesterday. And to my daughter is sleeping in your house.
Marvis: Am sorry ma, but I was busy before your call, I have to go.
Mummy: Before you go, tell Isaiah I said he should pick up his phone and come home, that his wife, my daughter, is waiting for him. And my dear, do not forget that part of the Bible that days ”I will visit the wicked in my anger and bring upon them my wrath”
And mummy ended the call. I was filled with anger.
Me: mummy so you mean to say Isaiah is with Marvis and slept in her place and Marvis was never in any accident. Is that what you are saying mom.
I quickly grabbed my bag and packed in my things there was no need remaining in the hotel. Kindly hi ish on+233544142683 to be added to story headquarters to read more stories from the group. Once we were out. I stopped a bike that would take me to my moms place. But then she stopped me.
Mummy: where are you going?
Me: mummy I am coming with you, there is no way I will wait here for that man.
Mummy smiled and then answered me.
Mummy: did he go with his house keys?
Me: No ma, we moved most of my things to his house yesterday and so the key is still with me.
Mummy: my dear you can’t come with me.
I was shocked to hear mom say that.
Me: what? Mummy what did you say?
Mummy: you heard me baby, you can’t come with me.
Me: so where do I go to?
Mummy: you have to go to your husbands house
Me: what husband? Someone that abandoned me on our wedding night and went to some other woman? God forbid I won’t go there o.
Mummy: You will go. You and your husband have become one. And you will not let some devil take him away from you. You will fight for what is yours.
Me: mummy what are you saying? What am I fighting for?, someone who left me on our wedding night? Ah no na.
Mummy: do you think Isaiah loves you?
Me: I know he loves me mom, I know this, I just don’t know why he changed. Even last night he was reaffirming his love for me before all of this.
Mummy: Listen to me D, you will go to your husbands house and you will fight for him. We will not let the devil win, we will fight and win this one. Do you understand me. Go to your house and pray and I will pray OK?
I reluctantly agreed. Even though I was confused at what mom was saying. She stopped a cab for me and told me she would lead me to my house before leaving me and that was exactly what she did.