Just last week, my niece turned 7 years old and a birthday party was organized for her, friends and families were all there to celebrate with her and they were all enjoying themselves.
But I saw one lady sitting alone in one corner, she seemed lost and alone in her world and she looked so worried and very unhappy.
I walked up to my sister to ask her if that lady was one of her friends, or one of those Lagos people that whenever there is an occasion show up to at least eat.
My sister was surprise at my question and she asked me if I didn’t remeber that lady anymore,
She said, "that is aunty Gloria, brother Taiwo’s wife", and just then her face came flashing back to me.
I was worried because this was not the aunty Gloria, I used to know about six years ago when she got married, because I was in her bridal train.
Then my sister told me what had befallen her, she had been thrown out of her home by her husband and his family. They claim that she is a witch, and that she had bewitched her husband and their son.
One day she had gone to work and when she came back she met her things outside, she was not even allowed to pick anything else expect the clothes they packed for her.
I could not believe what I was hearing, because I remembered when she was planning to marry this man, she was working at NPA and this man was still searching for work. Both of them were graduates but she was lucky to have gotten work before him.
She was the one that paid for the wedding and after their wedding she took a loan from her company which she used to set up a business for the husband since he had no job. She was also able to buy a car which she and her husband shared together, and above all their marriage had been blessed with two bouncing healthy boys.
How on earth can somebody now say that this woman is a witch, a woman who sacrificed so much for her husband?
Can you all now see how the man is paying her back by calling her a witch? How can people be so ungrateful to their loved ones? Is it a crime to love somebody? Or is it a crime to help somebody you love?
- When this woman picked him up and cleaned him up, she was not a witch.
- When she single handedly finance their wedding, she was not a witch.
- When she set him up in business, she was not a witch.
- When she bought him a car, she was not a witch.
- And when she had two lovely boys for him, she was not a witch.
But now that she has problems at work and the money is not flowing as before, the man and his family now know she is a witch. How barbaric and diabolical can people be?
How cruel can a man be to throw his wife out, the mother of his children, leaving her homeless, and heartbroken. The time she needs him most he has pushed her out of his life, and every move to reconcile them proof abortive, because his mother says over her dead body, will she enter her son’s house again
For all I know, they have sent this woman to an early grave, because she has not been herself again ever since after that incident.
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Skinner. Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. April 09, 2007
Hello everybody outthere,i read through this story once again to see what peoples reations were to this pathetic and sensitive story put up by our author(Emily).
For goodness sake i wonder at times if our people do read and take time to digest whatever they read before making any comments or contributions(Positive or Negative).
Why are we so bias and sentimental about this issue,please lets our reaction(s) be general and not personal. The points is that,you hardly see a guilty person admit his or her guilt.
Like i said in my first comment,this was a reported story nobody can confirm its authenticity even our author(Emily).
She probably wrote on the bases of what she gathered,im sure she didnt meet Glorias husband for his own side of the story, that was the reason why i said we need to be very careful when the issue(s) between man and wife arises.
Ask the husband, im sure he will give basket full or reasons to justify his action(s),i mean this thing is vise viser,a woman can behave worse than this at times.
Please pardon me for using my local adage which says.....wen fly dey chop the man wey get soar,nobody see am but wen the man wey get soar kill the fly an put am for mouth,pepu com dey shout.
Another area in which we need to be careful was that of the mother inlaw, though, i wasnt so surprised with the reactions of one or two people who reacted in this write up because about 70 % of our women would rather want their mother inlaw dead before marrying their sons but mind you no mother, i mean no good mother would ever forld her arms and allow evil to befall her son,
even Gloria herself will never allow such a thing to happen.So my dear,what the hell are we blaming the mother inlaw for. We dont know what transpired in this family,we are only reacting on reported story.
Finally,please dont forget that i am not justifying Glorias husbands action(s) nor am i taking side with with him but we should be always careful in our judgement because GOD Amighty is the best judge who judge everyone accordingly.
And for those women who want their mother inlaw dead for one reason or the other,remember whatever your wish for your mother inlaw so your daurghter inlaw would wish for you( this i normally tell my wife from time to time)
This is not a caurse but ,the law of GOD which says....whatever measurement you use for others will be used for you as well.
My prayer to GOD Amighty is to forgive all and help reconcile Gloria and her husband so they can become one happy family again.....amen.
And for Gloria i would advise you take solace in GOD and pray for HIS devine intervention over those evil forces that may want to ruin your marriage.
We will remember you in our prayer as well.Good luck.
christy dagama kingston, jamaica April 07, 2007
that man is a big fool.it easy is because things has turnaround for her.
my sister my advice for you is that you should continue pray to God and seek is wheel and he is going to see you though.but let the man know that whatsoever he did to somebody they will also do it to he or his sister.
as for his mother let her remember she is also a woman and she has female childern if somebody did that to her daughter how will she feel.
JOE mineapolis minesota, u.s.a April 07, 2007
In America we have freedom of choice and we have divorce sometime if thing does not work out as plan resort to back up plan in most cases you make one up if she was able to sustain herself and her husband before they get married and have two kids .she should not let any mother inlaw or husband who is not manly enough to stand up for his wife prevent her from moving on with her life.
she should look for a new job with support of her friend and family she will get a job .
The kid always know who there mother is once she started to do okay the kids will come around. Next time around get to know the man you want to fall in love with before you decided to marry if need ever arise again. Good luck.
Emma dallas, USA April 05, 2007
That man is a fool, to allow his mother rule his house for him.
He is simply being wicked, and whatsoever any man sow, so shall he reap.
God will surly judge him, and in no time nemesis will catch up with him and his so called wicked mother.
Naija Babe NY, U.S.A April 05, 2007
Wo tell aunty Gloria its not that serious. Atleast she is still alive..people have gone through worse, and even gotten killed by their so called husbands.
We as human beings esp women need to learn to stop all this self pity nonsense. No man is worth it except God.
e don happen, e don happen, cry as much as you can, dust your feet, get up and take control of your life even if it means starting afresh without the guy.
People will be bad to you, you can’t control other human beings and what they can or cannot do. just to wallow in pity for too long please.