Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Hey! I hope everyone had a great weekend like I did. I saw someone I hadn’t seen in while. I remember when something happened she always said AHH! Wonders shall never end. If she heard a gist she said AHH! Wonders shall never end. It didn’t matter if you were speaking Yoruba or English she always replied with AHH! Wonders shall never end. Well you get the point. So this weekend I heard about something that made me go AHH! Wonders shall never end. On Sunday I went to a birthday party for someone in my church. God please forgive me o because I didn’t go to church that day but I went to the party. I saw this man that used to attend my church so it made me wonder why he stopped coming. When I got home I asked my mom and boy was I shocked by the reason. It turns out he and his wife got into a nasty divorce. His wife, aunty Tosin seemed like such a devout Christian. When I was taking this 3 month baptismal class she was my teacher. The class was mostly youth girls and she would always tell us that we’re not supposed to have boyfriends. She said it was not only a sin to have sex but to kiss. So when we asked her how we were supposed to find a husband aunty Tosin said we just have to pray on it. If we continue to pray for a husband then God will reveal him to us. In my head I was thinking okay so a face will just appear in my head and I’ll just know that’s my husband abi? No dating no nothing. Okay then. Aunty Tosin was pretty much our Christian mentor even after we got baptized and graduated from her class. So when I heard she was divorced especially from such a great man I couldn’t understand what could have cause it. Aunty Tosin’s husband, Uncle Solomon, told my mom that ever since she finished nursing school, his wife changed. Here was a man that not only paid the bills but also paid for her nursing school. Aunty Tosin had been cheating on him. She had a boyfriend and would go to a hotel with him and wouldn’t come home till late at night. When Uncle Solomon found out he forgave her. One day when he got home, she had changed all the locks in the house and called the police on him for harassment. She then filed for divorce. Uncle Solomon has been so depressed that he hasn’t been able to come to church. He also must be a little ashamed. He was advised to let her keep the house because she’ll probably win it court so he now lives in a one bedroom apartment in a not so nice area. The two of them didn’t have children. They were trying for years but no child. I don’t know which one of them couldn’t reproduce but I know usually in our culture they blame the women and send her packing and tell the man to marry another wife. Uncle Solomon never wanted to leave her and claims to have never cheated on her. Now you see why this story made me say AHH! Wonders shall never end.
Posted by Suru at 12:34 AM