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WISHING WOMEN HAPPY MARRIED LIFE (PART 2)

What is the use of a marriage without children, i cannot marry two wives either, why will I keep a man in my house when I am a man looking for a children? These are the words that drove me from Nigeria. I ran away from my challenges seeking solace in a world where women without children can still breathe and no one will remind me that no child will pour ashes on my face when I die, that no child will cover my eyes on my death bed, no one will remind me that my eyes will be opened widely like that of the Titus fish when newly removed from the freezer.

At least Nigerian government still buries mad people picked on the road side although it may take days or weeks.

I could not run far from my shadow, it kept hunting me, but what is strange to me is that no one was ready to stand by me. My mother is dead, my father too, even while they were alive it was as if everyone was sad that I could not bear a child as if there is a magic I can use to bear a child. Even my siblings, everyone behaves so strange and I stopped weeping all of a sudden and began to find solace in God.

Today I am without anything, I still believe that a woman can live without children but no woman can live without shelter, work and the basic amenities of life. I can work but I can not find any, does it means that everything must run away from me?

This is another journey in my life, I have cleaned my tears, I have a clean slate and I have stopped running away, I am ready to face life squarely, to face the world and say enough of pursuing me, I came to the word all alone and may return all alone with no one by my death bed side I must have an impact in this world. I must move on with other women who have disappointed their families because she left her womb with God while coming to this wicked world.

Wishing all women a truly happy married life that is not hinge on any belief or circumstances.

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