Doctor’ s living room was packed with
people, nurses from the hospital, my
specialist, Members of the Support
Group and some friends of friends. The
compound was beautifully and
artistically decorated by professionals,
the living room had been decorated like
a church and seats arranged like pews.
Some women were sunny brides, some
were rainy brides but i was a sun set
bride. Maybe the first in the history of
brides, who knows?
I could have had my wedding in the
morning but my friends from the
support group won’t feel comfortable in
the full glare of day light and accusing
eyes of the public. Racheal’ s little girls
who were now Doctor’ s wards were my
flower girls, Ebere was my chief
bridesmaid. It was a cool evening, my
dad kissed my cheeks and we alighted
from the car, my friends were clapping
and cheering me happily as the ” here
comes the bride ” song filled the
atmosphere with it’s sweet sound. I felt
my eyes mist with emotions.
I gave my dad my arm as he led me
into the living room, my flower girls
were throwing little ribbons in the air
while Ebere held my gown. My breath
caught in my throat, my groom was so
handsome in his black tux, he flashed
me a grin and my heart swelled with
happiness. He pulled me closer and
gave me a long wet kiss.
” It’s not time yet!” Doctor cum pastor
” The wedding was long since done in
heaven” Emeka said and everyone
Doctor cleared his throat and read a
sermon about love, life and marriage.
” You may now read your vows”
Emeka beamed at me. ” Before i met
you i was just this lonely guy who was
doomed to a life of loneliness…..
although you are not entirely an
The crowd roared with laughter.
” You have given me a reason to look
forward to each day, you have showed
me a whole new world and you have
lightened up my life with your
laughter…… thank you for giving me
the gift of a new life and thank you for
I had tears in my eyes, i saw my mother
walk in and our eyes met. She smiled at
me and i flashed her a smile. Nothing
could spoil my happiness.
” Your turn Ify” doctor said.
” You have been my shield and my
warmth when my arms feels cold. You
are the reason for my smile, the air i
breathe and i promise to love you
always and forever.”
” That’s some vows! Kiss the bride
Emeka lowered his head and claimed
my lips in a soft sensual kiss, we were
one, he was my always and i would be
his forever. The fireworks went up
outside, he held my hand and we raced
outside. In the sky it was written ” Ify
you are mine forever” i pulled him
closer and kissed him. I could hear loud
applause, cheers, champagne bottles
being popped but we were alone in our
own cosy world, shielded by our love.
Life was perfect.