Happily Ever After

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HAPPY NEW MONTH

The joy of every week is that there are fresh editions to write about.
This is edition 1 of the week 23 @hivelearners prompt.

I suppose sometimes life merely tests us to deliver a happy ending if we don't give up quickly. It requires someone who endures some time to glimpse the light in the tunnel.

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I acquired the best friend whose name was Florence.
Florence was in a relationship for around 5 years, they met in her second year at University. They were friends for a long before they began dating.
After they were done with School the man migrated to Lagos, he later acquired a decent job and proposed to her. I was the first person she called that day. I was very happy for her. There's no Joy in watching your friend wedded in the other manner hand, I felt sad since she would be traveling far. The man lives in Lagos while we were staying in Port Harcourt. But suddenly the Joy was bigger than the Sadness.

Getting ready for the wedding the parents of the boy discovered out she was from the South(Rivers) while he was from the West (Yoruba).

They didn't consent to the marriage.
The Day she heard it, she was weeping and called me. Immediately I went to visit her. She was already slender and looked terrible because of so much thinking and weeping, that she could hardly eat. A 5 years relationship falling off due to similar tribalism difficulties. I had to remain in her home for a few days so she could see someone to talk to and not do anything crazy. I could always say “if it is yours, it will happen". We prayed about it occasionally and I tried to make jokes to make her feel better.

She was contemplating calling off the engagement herself since she wouldn't want to be married to a family that wouldn't love and respect her.
The man resisted her calling off the engagement, he maintained that he had married her or else disown himself if his parents didn't provide him strong grounds to abandon her.
Being the only Son, they were frightened to lose him. But we continued hoping that God might touch their hearts.

At a time they caved up and permitted them to be married.
I was so happy for my best friend. Thank God they held on and didn't break the Engagement.
With time, her spouse's parents loved her so much that they felt they would never do it.

They are presently residing in Lagos and God had blessed them with a baby boy.



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after reading to the end of this story as is often told in soap operas, maybe stories like this happen very often. nice to know a happy ending.

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Yes o
I hear of them still it happened to my friend
I know it was real

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Hmm these is such a lovely write-up, it's saddening how some family try to choose for their children when it comes to marriage, though I can't blame some because they've had different experiences, but we can use one grape to judge the taste of all.

Am happy they later agreed ànd they're now happily married.

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I thought those things happens only in the ancient days oo not knowing it happens still now out of some sort you of belief

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It still happens in our world today, and I can't blame parents that oppose it, there would have been something the saw or as experience.

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Those things are true
Maybe some tribe doesn't like themselves

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It's not like that most times, i saw one recently where the family came to carry their daughter and the children she born for a man, because the man refuse to contribute money for the wife siblings wedding.

Now during the time they took his children and wife away, one of the child die in their hand.

The man family are telling him, assuming he marry his own tribe these won't happen.

So imagine what such man advice will be to younger people that wants to marry.

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That's not enough reason to see a tribe as bad people

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You may think it that way, but they don't.

Taking away someone's child alive and returning with his dead body within 3month is bad enough.

Like I said earlier, we don't judge everyone because of one person action, but the person on the hurting side understand the pain more.

So I don't condemn if they stand against their kids falling victim of what they also did.

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If there is happy beginning then there will be happy ending of a story.
Thanks for sharing 😊.

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Sure
Sometimes bad beginning bring happy ending too😃

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Yes sure 😃 It depends on our luck.

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Exactly 😃
Have a great day dear friend 💕💕

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No matter how long and difficult a journey is, those that persist will finish it up. You are such a great friend, for you not to abandon her or make mockery of her speaks something entirely unique about you. Other friends would laugh and rejoice over this and of course you know jealousy is what will cause it but you stayed until the bitter turns sweet. You are the true definition of a friend in need is a friend indeed.

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Jealousy???
She was my best friend i would never think of that
Thank you for reading

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Jealousy???.

Of course some ladies are like that.

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I can't think of that
Instead i will be happy so my own will happen

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😊 you really understand the principle dear. Yours is coming very, very soon

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Wow... good a thing they fought on, look at what they would have missed out on. That is why it's good to always fight for what we want, no matter the situation we find ourselves in.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Yeah, if it yours, it will surely happen
Thank you for reading

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