Love is a beautiful thing and sometimes takes you by surprise!


HOW WE MET- The Bride
“It all started during summer lesson, I was in Queens College Yaba, Lagos but I was going for summer classes at a private school in Ikorodu. We all know the reason for such classes before ‎school resumed a new session. I was in SS3 then and a lot of people from different popular secondary schools were in my class, both Private and Public (Federal and State) schools. However, as a Queen’s College girl, I had to maintain high standards in all ways, both in answering questions in class and topping the class in my studies never minding if it was just summer classes which was for some weeks.
That was how I noticed my Prince charming and I heard he was from Kings College Lagos. Immediately, I entered my competition mode because Kings College is the male version of Queen’s College and usually both schools compete a lot and to be truthful Queen’s College girls will never want any other girls’ school or school’s girls to take their guys (KC boys) away from them. So back to what I was saying, my reason for noticing him back then in class was that he answered and asked questions a lot and I found out I wasn’t topping the class any more. Teachers began to concentrate on him more.

There was this Mathematics teacher then, he was so short. He would enter the class, start a new topic and then call him ‘Samuel, do you understand it?’ and he would say, ‘Yes Sir’, then the man will continue teaching and then give us class work. I was always pissed like he disregarded others, even if I knew what he was teaching but what about others that did not understand in class. Though as a Queen’s College girl; you need to be intelligent, sharp and smart in thinking, so I had no issues whenever that Mathematics teacher came around. I was only worried about others who did not know it. At the end we (myself and my boo) would be the one teaching others. I beefed him then even the Mathematics teacher. I never liked him (my boo), I was like what kind of over sharp guy is this?
He was, sorry let me say, he is extremely intelligent (one of the reasons why I got attracted to him). Very fast in answering questions even before the teacher would finish asking the question, he’d answer. I then asked a friend of his (my boo’s gf in class then) who was the head girl of the school there, who the guy (my man) was? She happened to be my close friend too and she told me his name and that he is from King’s College Lagos. Meanwhile, my man asked her (the head girl) the same question because he fancied me. I disliked him but he liked me….Looool #thislifethough.

After the summer classes we didn’t see each other again but I was worried I did not collect his number neither did we become friends. I was always praying we’d meet again. I began to wonder if he stayed around, because I was hoping fate would bring us both together. Again, I saw him with his younger brother but we just said hello to each other and moved on (guess my likeness moved up a notch now…Loool). Then I realized he was staying nearby, I was happy because I knew I’d be seeing him.

After my SS3, I had finished Neco, Waec and graduated, then I was going to school for my clearance and all. Suddenly, I met him again! (Yaaaay) at the park, he was with a friend. I did not want to call him, perhaps because I forgot his name. Funny enough there was a cab for me, I was the last passenger but I decided not to enter because I was stylishly chilling so I could enter the cab he would take. Fortunately, he saw me, then he called me (guess he called my name) I pretended like I never saw him. I was happy deep down in my mind. Then he introduced his friend to me, we exchanged greetings.
I was so glad to hug him (my boo) but still I was pretending like it meant nothing, but he was very happy. I could see his own reaction but mine was hidden. Then he asked where I was coming from, I explained to him I went for clearance and he said himself and his friend also went for clearance as well. So he said since we all are heading home, we should board the same cab.
I was super excited! (yaaayyy) then I sat in front while himself and his friend sat at the back. I heard when he mentioned phone to his friend, I turned and saw them with their phones then I brought out mine to make him see ( you will laugh at my reason; my reason was for him to ask me for my number which I was willing to gladly give him….Loool). You will not believe he saw my phone and asked for my number…..Lmaoooo. I was like Pat! You have won this jackpot. I wholeheartedly gave him the number with ease. Then he beeped me immediately and I saved the number!

Anyway, to cut the story short we became very close friends and started dating immediately. Wow! ….it’s been over a decade now and God said it is time to join this two in holy matrimony to become one. Actually when he eventually proposed, I realized a lot of people had been waiting for him to take the bold step, even my siblings, cousins and friends. I just want to thank everyone that made this relationship a success and for where it has got to now. God bless you all. It has been God all the way. Even when we separated fate always brought us back. This is really Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. I am so happy I am still with my man who knows how to treat me right. I am never going to leave you baby. #AlwaysandForever as we always say. I love you muchos Oluwaseyimi…..xoxo

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