STORY: SO IN LOVE Chapter 30
SO IN LOVE♥️♥️
Rejoice Igbinovia Aluyi
………Mummy read the note attached to the gift and her facial expression changed……..
I didn’t even know how to feel about the whole thing at that Moment….
Deep down my heart I was wishing mom would say yes,they both deserved to be happy,I thought…..
Mom folded the note inside gift gently and dropped it on the chair,she walked to uncle and Held his hands,oh how gladdened my heart was,I could feel love In the air…..
Mr Osazee,you are really a nice man,down to earth and filled with humility and humanity,you are a treasure any woman would want to call her own,but am sorry,I don’t want to get involved in any love entanglement,it has nothing to do with you, it’s just a personal thing,am sorry,mom said and walked inside to her bedroom…..
I could see the disappoinment on Uncle’s face,I mean I was too,I didn’t see that coming,I walked to my uncle,dad please take it easy,you see perhaps she needs time,or sheeeeeee
My daughter, it’s fine, uncle politely interrupted me,i have accepted my fate, perhaps I am not destined to love and beloved,he said….
Oh no dad, don’t talk like that,you are a good man,and I promise you, you’d find love, trust me,you would,I tried encouraging….
It’s easy for you to say Esohe,I am not getting any younger,I knew it would be difficult for her to love me,as I am nothing near her social standard,he said…
No uncle,I don’t think that’s the case,,,,mom is nothing like that, she isn’t proud,I think she has decided to remain single because of how much she loved her late husband,as a sign of respect perhaps,I tried to encourage him….
It’s fine my dear, I’d be going home now, it’s late,he said and left…..
I felt very bad for him,I know how the whole situation made him feel,but then,there was little or nothing I could do…
I went to mom’s room and knocked,she opened the door and I went in …
Mom,I am sorry for that,I mean, uncle didn’t mean to spoil your day,I actually persuaded him to let out his feelings,I didn’t know it would get you angry,I apologized…..
Come on my child, there’s nothing to apologize,it is never a crime for one to express how or what he feels for another,and I am definitely not angry,if at all I feel bad for him,I know how he would be feeling now, but the truth my dear i can’t deal with relationship pressure,I mean not at my age…. this is my 47th birthday,do you think I can handle the pressure from a relationship,more over,it’s been Over 17 years I lost my husband,I don’t even know what it feels like being loved by a man, nor loving a man In return..she said…
Mother I understand,I totally do,but then, it’s never too late to love and be loved,you deserve the best, you deserve someone to love,care and appreciate you,,,,you didn’t enjoy the love of your husband,as death took him too soon,
My uncle on the other hand,has had a rough ride trying to find love,he was in love with this lady in his late twenties and early thirties,he did everything to make her happy, sent her to school and all that,they dated for almost a decade, only for her to find someone who was wealthier and she abandoned him,,,
he was devastated,but somehow,he was able to pick up the pieces of his life.After some years he thought he had found love in his ex wife,only for her to deceive him and made him fathered another man’s children,which he only got to know after 14 years of marriage .he hasn’t really been lucky,he has given up hope in love,I Know how broken he’d be,but I know he’d be fine,I said….
I feel so sorry for him, he has really gotten his share of love abuse,I pray he finds the happiness he truly deserves,mom said…
I soon hugged and kissed her goodnight and went to my room…..
I went to my room And called Charis to inform her about the out come of things,she was as disappointed as I was,,, hopefully she’d come around she said…yes you are right,but till then,we are going to respect her decision I said….
You are right, how’s your uncle taking it,she asked me,,, he’d be fine,I replied…
I soon wrote my post utme exam and I was given my preferred course Business Administration,yess I know I had the zeal for business,I only wanted to learn about it educationally…..
Mom was very happy for me,same was my sister,I was already twenty by then, Mimi was in nursery school already,I couldn’t ask for more….
I went to inform father of my admission, getting there,I knocked but there was no response,but the door seems unlocked,I pushed the door opened, only for me to see Nathan’s mom laying lifeless on the floor,there was an bottle of poison on the floor,and a note, which reads….
I have failed myself,my husband, children and everyone around me,I don’t deserve to be called a wife nor a mother,I don’t even deserve to live, it’s better I end it all…
Please Edosa my husband, Nathaniel my son, Osato my daughter, Eloghosa my grandchild and Esohe,the girl with the golden heart,please forgive me…I love you all……
Jesus,,,,,I cried out for help,and the neighbors rushed in, she’s still breathing,a man said,, thankfully, there was an hospital down the road, we rushed her there,in one of the neighbors car….
We arrived there and immediate attention was given to her,I was at the reception,in company of a few niegbours,we were praying nothing should happens to her,I called father to inform him what was on ground,he soon arrived,father was in tears,,,oh how much he loves his wife,,,
Soon Nathan came,and even Osato who had sworn never to have anything to do with her,she was in tears,indeed mother’s love is unquestionably,no matter how much family fight, quarrel And disagree,they can never wish the other death…..
I couldn’t help but pray for her to survive too,she had learnt her lesson, though in a hard way, more over my daughter needed her paternal grandmother….
The doctor soon came out, father went to him to inquire about his wife,well the substance she took was already doing some damages in her, thank God she was brought in here at that time,we have done all we know to do, hopefully she’d respond soon, for now, she’s still unconscious,the doctor said….
We were hopeful she’d soon be conscious, the neighbors went home,as it was getting late,I called mom to inform her about the development, That I wouldn’t be coming home that day,she was really sad and prayed she gets better….
We all stayed at the hospital all through the night, neither of us ate anything,we were praying for her to get better…..
I and Osato stayed with her in the ward, Nathan and father were at the reception…..
In the early hours of the next day,at about 9am,she regained consciousness, Osato rushed out to get the doctor,who just came in,,he gave her some drips,she opened her hands for Osato and I, I went and held one of her hands and Osato the other,I am sorry my daughters,please forgive me,I am very sorry,she said… Osato and I hugged her in each side,father and Nathan were all smiles…..
After some days,she was discharged,we were very grateful….
I was able to speak with Osato, making her see reasons not to give up In life, being HIV/Aids positive isn’t the end of ones life,one can live a normal life with the virus, just speak with your doctor regularly,take your medication and eat right, that’s it,I said, thankfully I was able to convince her to have a one on one with a counselor,and a medical practitioner….
After some sections,,she became better,it really helped her,she became hopefully and full of life,she was taking her drugs religiously,and eating right….
She even started making plans in learning a skill,she forgave her mother and moved home,,,,
We were all happy to see her make massive progress…
Nathan’s mom was a trained teacher,she Brought out her certificate and looked for a teaching job….
Father was happy that his wife was beginning to act right…..
It was time for me to go to school,I was all ready,I went to inform father I was leaving the next day…..
Nathan had also been given admission,but this time,he didn’t have medicine,he was given pharmacy, and he accepted….
Are you in or off campus, Nathan asked me politely,
off campus I replied…
Since I am yet to get an apartment, would you mind me being your roommate he asked?????
To be continued….