Amaka and John were lovebirds and everyone envied them greatly. John had met her for the first time at the village square and it was love at first sight. He spoke to her about his feelings and she didn’t hesitate to become his wife. They got married and lived peacefully.
Although John was a Secondary dropout, he was a very hardworking man. He had a paint shop that thrived greatly. His 21-year-old wife, Amaka had only a WAEC certificate yet she was able to secure a job as a receptionist in an organization because of her good looks and fluency in English.
Things were quite rosy for them until one Sunday when a fire outbreak destroyed John’s shop. The news made him very devastated. A week later with the support of his family and friends, he got some money, added it to the one he had saved and left for Lagos with his beloved.
After ten months in the new city, he sold his car and some of the equipments he had left to sponsor Amaka through the University. Four years later, she graduated with a First Class in Mass Communication. At this time, Amaka had given birth to a baby boy so during her National Service, her husband took care of the baby all by himself since he hadn’t gotten a job.
Few years later, Amaka got a job. It was a dream come true for the family. Things began to take shape and they were able to afford more decent clothes. One day, John went job hunting and when he came back, he met a note on the table.
“Hi John. While you’re reading this, I’ll probably be in a plane to a new city. I can’t continue in this relationship so I’m taking my money and our little baby far away from you. The reason is because you’re an illiterate; you can’t even read. I’m worried for our child. I wouldn’t want him to grow up to such a father. Besides, with my present status, I’m not proud to show you to the world as my husband. Please understand. Take care sir!”
Who said love doesn’t hurt?
Not all stories end ‘Happily ever after.’
Source – Ibeekay