“It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable COMPANION for him.”“At last, here is ONE of my own kind – Bone taken from my bones and flesh taken from my flesh.”“That is why a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife to become ONE flesh.”“Find a WIFE and you find a good thing, it shows that the lord is good to you.”I have heard and read these words or verses over and over again but I never really understood what it meant until I met you – the ONE.The first time I saw you was at the beach, your hair was so beautiful upon your cheeks and falls along your neck. My heart skipped and I asked myself “Who is this black beauty?”I have always agreed with the saying “Black is beautiful” but I sincerely have never come across the black beauty that paused my heart beat a while.You wore a black short skirt and a lemon velvet top, tucked into the skirt. Your bare foot on the beach sand seemed perfect to me. And I just knew you would have been my father’s wife if you were born in the 60’s.I could say all I did at the beach aside sipping Vodka was watch you all day. Don’t ask me how….. :*Each time you smiled, I felt like I would have a seizure. Your laughter made me laugh. I am sure some people might have noticed me and laughed at me, but who cares? I was watching the most wonderful creature made by God.I was so carried away, watching you that I almost would not have gotten your number. It dawned on me that I was about to lose the most beautiful thing I ever saw (asides my mother of course) when you were about to enter the cab with your friend.I ran to you like a mad man, you were shocked and the look on your face said it all. I said a little prayer within me, hoping to get your number.“Hi, I know you don’t know me, but Pleeeeeaaaaassssse, please and please, can I have your number?”Thank God for making me a good looking man, so I wasn’t totally looking insane.God showed me how good he is to me when you called out your digits. I never knew the feelings and naughty attitude I was putting up by default was because you are the bone taken out of my bones.We parted ways but that happened to be the beginning of the best part of my life.We got talking and you showed a great level of understanding and calmness. I started thinking you must have had a revelation about me being your husband or you had been informed by your pastor you were destined to meet your husband at the beach. But I got to know that was just you.You – Loving, caring, understanding, Supportive, patient, selfless….How beautiful you are my love, how your eyes shine with love.You had a way of making me smile. You understood me more than me. I had a new reason to live, to breathe, to see the next minute, to see you – your face.A year later, I couldn’t help the insatiable need to have you always by my side, talk to you – I could tell you just everything and anything, I had this confidence even to tell you the stupid things I thought because I knew you would understand, I knew you would guide me in love, scold me in love, push me away and pull me back in love. I was, I am and will always be your baby.The bond you had with my mum was a miracle, it never happened with any woman. Then I knew you must be the ONE for me.Then I asked you to be my wife…. Thank heaven you said YES!It’s been 10years since we said “I DO” and you have not changed. We have had our differences, but these differences have always drawn us closer, our misunderstandings have led to more understanding.Now I fully understand those verses, truly wisdom comes with age.Here is to tell you how much I love you, I don’t ever want to lose you. Please stay with me forever. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MY LOVE.If there is one thing I am sure of, it is your laughter and sweetness after reading this piece and that is enough for me.I LOVE YOU.Yours eternally
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