It’s a new month and I am taking stock in a different way today.
If you follow either or both of us on any social media at all, you already heard the news: We got engaged!
Yasssss! Screams in laughter, happiness and joy!
Of course, I have to tell the story and I am excited to tell it here.
We’ve been dating since 2012. Yes, we met on Twitter. The meeting was even unconsciously engineered by Mallam Sawyerr, The Ghen Ghen and a (not so) bold DM. I mean, who tells a guy “I want to send you a DM, but I don’t know what to say”? Well, that would be me: Vivian.
Last week Thursday, I had been at home ‘cos I was ill and I got a call from Mallam Sawyerr… Family hangout? Let’s do Karaoke this Sunday. Of course! Why not? It did not occur to me to be suspicious until Wendy asked if I had been to her nail guy.
Fast forward to Sunday… After service, my mum was actively chasing me out of the house after service. I did not even eat! Hmph. With the rain and everything, I was so cranky and I almost cancelled. I just wanted to sleep. I did eat and sleep and… let’s just get to the point.
Karaoke was great! I mean, Wendy and I did Korede Bello and Tiwa’s Romantic + Beyonce’s Check On It – I just want to say that Beyonce is not anyone’s mate, please. That’s how we were trying to sing and ended up sounding like we were running a race. Pfft.
The song changed to: Let’s Get Married by Jagged Edge and I just knew: Issalova Jackie! I cried. I knelt down too. He gave me family, music and a full circle. I can’t get over it. I keep staring at my hand. I am overwhelmed with love.
Thank you to Femi, Wendy, Vic, Titi, Saks, David and Ayo for being a part of an amazing night. Thank you to the Lover for everything.
Bye Bye August,
Thanks for being dope!
Now, it’s time to plan an Alaroro wedding for an only child.
Can we do this?