The year was 14th February 1997, two young love-birds on a beautiful date. clueless and totally unaware of the hurdles, challenges and turbulence to come, one asked; the other said yes and their fate was sealed.
She remembered how She envisioned it will be. she read a lot of romance novels and could identify the butterflies in her stomach. oh yes, he proposed without getting on one knee and she insisted. Always the strong one, wanting everything to be proper. Oh! he was willing to give anything to have her, getting down on one knee was the least she could as ask for ! he quickly got on his knees and asked again, she said yes! no fanfare, no crowds cheering, just two young hearts beating to the sound of love. One year later 14th of February 1998, his family were at her father’s house to ask for her hand in Marriage officially. So every 14th of February became special to them.
Fast forward 22 plus years later, He is still asking, he is still chasing, he is still patiently seeking her! her stubbornness, strength and over analysis of things makes it difficult sometimes; his temper (oh yes no one is perfect) threatens to burn it all down too many times! Waters around them have tried drowning it, but the ship is still sailing. Today, another 14th of February, though they are miles apart; their hearts yearn for each other! the butterflies have been replaced by a very matured kind of love, that declares “through the waters, I will be with you”. they are aging and growing old together!
She is the love crusader, he is the love crooner! She is the serious one, he the carefree one! She is the fearful one, He is the faithful one, she is quick to run when hurt, he is quick to mend when hurt! they cannot be more opposite of each other however, they have one sure foundation in common; their faith in God! they have come this far by faith.
Happy Valentine’s day to everyone out there, May love fill our hearts and home always! I hope you find true love today and that it lasts your lifetime! #mendfences #lovethewomanyoumarried #alovestory #love is patient #valentinesday
NB, his new mantra #marrythewomanyoulove