Four years down the line and it feels like just yesterday….
With a first class in the bag…. She had not only done well for herself..but also made Momma proud…
“Thank you so much my beloved…. I’m so proud of you”
“Ahn… Maami I should be the one thanking you for all you’ve done…. What ever I’m today… Its by the grace of God and your endless and continuous support and prayers… You believed so much in me Maami… Remember those times I feel like I can’t go any further… Those times it feels like there was no hope… You were always encouraging me… You gave up everything just for me… Even before I was born…. Maami To be honest every single thing I’m doing… Its all because of you… And on this day… I’m promising not to disappoint you…. I promise you Maami” she said and they both embraced themselves Affectionately
Ebunoluwa had made a vow not to indulge in premarital affair… And so far God has been helping her to keep her Sanity… It had never been any easy… At some point she almost broke her vow when she met Ken in her 3rd year… It was at the last minute she realized he was nothing but a scumbag…..
After she left school…. She decided to work before going to Law school
Her mother was already weak to do anymore strenuous job… And besides the woman had tried so much… So Ebun felt it was time to take up from where her mother left
Over the years Abike and Lanre do communicate at times… And so far so good he had been able to make name for himself… He was doing quite well in his space… Though no one expected him(Lanre) to get to the point where he was….
He was Married with Two children…. In fact The young man had indeed Surprised everyone especially Mr Alabi his Father who thought nothing good would come out of him…. But in the mist of all these…. There was one thing That couldn’t be changed in his life which was Womanizing… He was a full time cheat and his wife knew it… But couldn’t do anything…he provided her with everything she needed… She and her children lacked nothing…. And if she Even wanted to Tell anyone… Who would she tell… Already her parents were against her getting married to him from the get go… Even his own parent didn’t like her that much especially his Father… So some how she was on her Own…
To deal with it all alone
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When Ebun told her mother what she intended to do…. Before going to Law school
Immediately… Abike remembered her Brother
“I think you should travel to Lagos… There would be more opportunity there… And besides you have spent almost all your life here in Osun… Its time to make a change… And am sure my brother and his wife would be glad to have you ”
Ebun was skeptic about the would idea… For no reason she never wanted to be a burden to anyone… And she was not really close to Uncle Lanre or his wife… So going to live with them was a big deal for her
“Maami… I’ll just find something here”
“Tori kini? Do you think My brother will complain or his wife?
“Yes….. And not just that.. How will you manage all by yourself?
“Haba Ebun mi… Have i not been managing before you were born… Or have I not been managing while you were away in school…. Look my dear… What ever you’re doing its for the best….and I won’t be an hindrance at all….”
“Maami… I… I just”
“Ebun…. Trust me on this one…everything will be just fine… Youve come a long way this should be a problem at all”
“Alright… Then… Seems like you’re very sure about this one… I have nothing else to say…so you just let him know I….” She cut in
“Done.. I’ve talked to him already”
“Ah! Maami… So fast… What if i had declined”
“I knew you wont”
Ebun gave her a look of you’re-So-Impossible