Nowadays, it’s very hard to find marriages that are long lasting, in fact, most people prefer to stay single and probably just have children because they feel that marriage has lost its meaning and value.
It’s not surprising to hear that a couple has broken up less than a year after a grand wedding ceremony, like in the case of TV anchor Betty Kyallo and her ex-husband, Dennis Okari, who separated just six months into their marriage.
But for some, marriage and finding a life partner is their greatest joy, and even in the Kenyan entertainment scene, and media, we have couples who have managed to beat the odds and come out strong in their happy marriages, like; Wahu and Nameless and Julie Gichuru and hubby Anthony.
Now, a Nigerian couple has shared beautiful and breathtaking pictures from their marriage-anniversary photo shoot. The lovebirds celebrated 22 years of marriage on the 15th of July, with their three kids.
The man by the name Rotimi Akinlesi shared the photos with a long, deep message where he talked about how they met with the wife, and showering her with praise;
IT IS OUR 22ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!
Saturday, 15th July, 1995, Buky and I walked up to the altar at St Paul’s African Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, to say ‘I do’. 22 years down the line, we both can boldly say, we serve a GOOD GOD!
Buky and I met for the first time in 1979 as form one students at Mayflower School, Ikenne, Ogun State. We stayed in the same class all through secondary school(except in form four ) and we never knew we will be husband and wife. It wasn’t until we became undergraduates (I at Unilorin and she at Ogun State University now OOU) that ‘the thing’ started. Today, we appreciate God for making it all happen. 22 years after we took the decision to live together forever, God made sure we are not alone. He gave us three biological children that are wonderful, talented, selfless and God-loving. The first is Beautiful, Saved and Slaying, the second is Bold as a Lion and the last born is Highly Favoured.
Today, I want to publicly thank and appreciate my beautiful, pleasant, ever-supportive, ever loving and ever-caring wife for being my wife. She is beautiful in and out. Blessed with great wisdom and greatly committed to God.
The father of three then goes on to reveal the lovey dovey names he calls her, and why he truly appreciates her in his life;
IYAWO MI, as I fondly call her. I have called her sweetheart, honey, dear etc. but I have finally settled for IYAWO MI because, in that are all of those other names.
Thank you Buky for all the things you do. My adviser, my supporter, my partner, my prayer partner, my ‘similale’ …lolllllzzz, my friend, my mum (you know my mum had to hand me over to you…lolllzz….She passed unto glory on your birthday). Thanks for always being the family ‘prayer engine room’. Thanks for knowing what to do when we just must do something! Praise, Love, Favour and I call you blessed.
I pray that the good Lord will keep us, keep our home and our children. We will live to celebrate many more years of marriage together.
I pray the Lord grants us more opportunities to reach out to more less-privileged children and families . He helps us more and more to put smiles on the faces of children and families who are ‘left out’ and are ‘behind’. That we will be able to share the light of Christ with many.
God is good! In our 22 years of marriage, I can conveniently say, truly NA GOD!
Check out their amazing photos below as they celebrated their big day with their daughter and two sons.