Isaiah cleared his throat and raised a song, he sang for sometime and then he started.
Isaiah: I wanna appreciate God Almighty for keeping me alive to see this day, I also want to appreciate every member of this church, the pastors and leaders of this great church for giving me this opportunity. When I came to this church, I never knew the plans that God had for me, but since I’ve been here God has blessed me beyond my expectations.
(I watched carefully as he spoke waiting to hear the big announcement)
Now I want to move to the next stage of my life, because the Bible clearly stated that it is not good for the man to be alone and by the grace of God I no longer want to be alone, I have found the one with whom I want to spend the rest of my days and by the grace of God also, she is here with us today.
(My heart at this time had started beating fast, I suddenly understood why Marvis had invited me to church, so that I can witness her engagement with Israel, I turned and looked at her and I saw her beaming with smiles.she was stylishly adjusting her clothes and all her friends were sitted with her congratulating her, then I turned to hear Israel say it from his mouth)
Israel: My wish is that she does not refuse me today, my wish is that she says yes and make me the happiest man on earth. So church I want you all to help me ask the only woman that my heart beats for (he goes on his knees and brings out a sparkling ring. Tears was already falling off my eyes as I picked up my bag to walk out of the church, Marvis stood up excited and giggling)
Israel: sister Daniella, please marry me!
(I didn’t know if I heard right, I was already at the door about to leave) Ella, pleasevsay something. Will you be my wife?..
I turned and looked at Marvis, she was filled with shame as she took her seat, her face wore an unexplainable expression. Shock written all over her.
Israel: Say something please! (The whole church was looking at me. Sophia the only person whom I can relatively call my friend in the church walked up to me and held my hand. She could see I was shocked at everything, I looked at her as she urged me to say yes.
Me: yes! Yes! Yes Israel I will marry you. (Sophia led me to the front of the church, I saw our pastor and his wife clapping. The entire church was clapping. I also turned and saw Marvis, she was crying silently but she was hiding it. I walked up to Israel and stretched my hand to him, he slide in the diamond ring and then he hugged me in front of the entire church. I saw Marvis stand and leave the church. I was still in shock over what just happened, but I couldn’t contain my joy.
The service ended with everyone coming out to congratulate me. My pastor even shook hands with me and told me that Israel and I were a perfect couple made from heaven. All this while I was still too very shy and embarrassed to talk with Israel.
When everyone had left, I sat waiting for him to come because I didnt know what to do or tell him. And fro. Behind I heard him.
Israel: Hello beautiful!
Again I felt shy as I put my hand faced ground. He understood I was shy and laughed out so loud teasing me.
Israel: My wife to be is shy o
Me: Am not shy o
(We both burst out laughing but The sound of someone coming made us stop, we raised our head same time and it was Marvis, coming in anger and in tears.
Marvis: (to Israel) How could you? (Crying) how could you embarrass me like this.
Israel: (confused) sister Marvis I dont understand.
Marvis: don’t you dare calk me sister Marvis, I am not your sister. (,turns to me) you chose her right?/its because of this miserable Gid forsaken old fool you embarrassed me today.
Israel: (shouting)/stop it right now. Dont you dare insult my wife to be in front of me.
Marvis: (laughing crazily) wife to be? Hahahahaha, sorry o. So you are defending her already. Husband to be hahahahaha. You lying devil. You disgraced me today in front of the while church. I will deal with you.
Israel: I honestly do not know what you are talking about ?
Marvis: oh dont give me that crap. You told me to go and invite this DANIELLA, that you had an important announcement to make. You told me I was a true friend and you didnt know what you would do if I was not in your life. You told me you had a surprise for me today and then I went ahead to dress gorgeous just for you. I had even told some friends that you were going to make a special announcement for me only for you to go there and disgrace your head not me. You fooled yourself into believing that you were going to propose to me tonight and then you went to propose to this man who feels she is a Lady. Israel why? Why?
Israel: Honestly Marvis I am confused right now. I have never told you I was interested in you or asked you out. Why on earth would you think I want to propose to you?(Marvis started crying) yes I did say you were a friend but thats all I see you as nothing else. My friend! Daniella is whom my heart has always yearned for and not you.
Marvis : (she goes on her knees fully crying and holding Israel on the legs.) Israel please, dont disgrace me like this. Let this woman go and chose me please. From the day you started this church I have loved you, please Israel chose me please.
Israel: ( pulling off from her) am sorry Marvis, I truly am, but its Ella I love and its she I want. ( he held me by the hand and together we left the church leaving Marvis still crying on her knees.