It’s a no-brainer that I should follow my heart when I toppled over in love with my husband, right?
Or, should I say, when he didn’t let me get away?
I was so focused on building a career. I had a fantastic job with The Delegation Of The European Union. A young lady with a bright future and a job that opened up so many doors and windows.
Then love came calling and stole my heart away and before I could even say Jack Robinson, he whisked me off to the altar, after a whirlwind courtship of six months.
That was a bold step and today, here we are, sixteen years after and counting.
It was a tough decision for me to leave my job and join my husband back in Lagos and we tried the long-distance thing for a while which was maddening for both of us.
At a point, I knew that I couldn’t take it much longer and decided to resign from my mouth-watering job.
I committed my steps into the hands of The Lord and joined my husband with my rounded belly in tow.
It took no time at all for me to gain a solid employment with British American Tobacco and the rest is history.
Sometimes, I do ponder on the thought: what if I had refused to get entangled with my husband and had stuck to the vision of working my way up as an aspiring diplomat?
I would have probably met some of those diplomatic career goals, who knows.
I will never know the answer to what my life might have turned out to be, but I can’t visualize a life without my family and I have no regrets to have taken this path.
All I know is that ‘all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord.’ Rom 8:28
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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