I stayed in the hospital for two days before I was discharged. Mummy decided for the first time I should go home with her.
My stay with mummy and daddy was beautiful as I was duely taken care of. Mummy gave me everything I needed and I felt love. I stayed with my parents for almost three weeks. Daddy kept on asking about my husband and why he hasn’t come to see me and I told him that Isaiah had travelled for a one month tour outside the country.
My mother inlaw and sister inlaw came to see me in my parents place. They were nice and caring also. My mother inlaw couldn’t believe everything mummy and I told her. She was so pissed. She tried calling my husband but all his phones was switched off. Even my sister inlaw tried severally to reach him but all to no avail.
My mother inlaw begged me to please be patient with her son. I could feel the pains she was feeling. She didnt understand what was happening to her son. And she promised me that everything will be fine and that she won’t stop calling him until he picks up. After spending two days at my parents house they left. When they left I also told my parents that it was time for us to go home.
Mummy wanted me to stay back until Isaiah come looking for me, but I told her I would be fine. For the first time since the marriage I felt mummy was angry. But she didnt argue with me. And so after I packed my bags and told daddy I was going, mummy held me and prayed with me, but she had something to say before I left.
Mummy: Daniella my child, I love that you are a strong woman and you are ready to fight for your marriage. But I have a message for your husband. You must tell your husband that I said he must never raise his hands on you ever again. I said nothing the first time, and then he repeated it and this time you lost a child, my grand child. And if not for the grace of God, you almost lost your life. You must tell Isaiah I said he should never raise his hand on you again. I will not tolerate it anymore.
As mummy was talking, I could feel her anger, something I have never seen in her and I knew she was really at her limit. I was unhappy but at the same time I was glad that at least someone was available to teach Isaiah a small lesson for me. I nodded to all mummy had said, gave her a hug before leaving. I took a cab and left. As I was about getting to my house, I saw sister Sophia leaving. She was clearly leaving my house.
Sophia: Hey Dani, I was just leaving your place. Thank God I saw you.
Me: sister Sophia , oh really?/I went to see my parents, am just coming now.
I opened the door and she helped me bring my bags in and she sat down.
Me: sorry about the dusty chairs, I was away for some time.
Sophia: its no problem Dani, where is your husband? He travelled too?
Me: Yes! He isn’t around for now.
Sophia: I came because I’ve not been seeing you in church for some time now. I hope all is well?
Me: yes Sophia, all is well. Thank you for checking on me. Like I said, I’ve been to my parents and I just returned now.
Sophia: I can see that. But we will start seeing you in church from now right?
Me: yeah, I will try.
Sophia: okay that’s good. Another reason I came is because I’ve been hearing some news flying around and so I decided to ask you because I dont want to believe them.
Me: what news?
Sophia: the story has been going around that brother Isaiah your husband has been floricking around with girls. Different girls and that he is currently staying with a member of our church. Sister Marvis to be precised. I also heard that even on your wedding night he was with her and that. ……
Me: erm sister Sophia (I quickly interrupted her) Sophia, those stories are from the pit of hell. My marriage is okay and I have no issues with my husband and wherever those stories are coming from they should learn to shut up and mind their businesses instead of peeping into the lives of others. My husband is not around now if not you would have seen him yourself and confirmed that we are at peace yourself
Sophia: oh praise God, I knew it, I knew they were just mere lies. I said it that brother Isaiah was too decent for that and that sister Marvis cannot do that. She may be a crazy girl but she can not go after a married man. Am happy to confirm that you are happy from you. Because I know I was the one who led you to say yes to him in church that day so I didnt want to feel I’ve led you into a big mess but now that you ve said it am at peace now.
Me: you have nothing to worry about Sophia
Sophia: oh thank God. (She stands) I will leave now so that you will have the time to arrange your stuff. Welcome home.
Me: thanks Sophia ( I hugged her and led her to the door) bye and thanks for your concern.
I watched her leave and I felt hot tears falling from my eyes. My story has begun to spread around the church and soon the town. I will not let my name be the topic of discussion and mockery. God must change things before it gets out of hand. I went back inside the house and started praying and calling on God to do something in my home. .