Five Years In Happy Marriage and Forever To Go, Insha Allah

Exactly Five Years ago, at about this time or maybe earlier; I was subjected to very unnecessary reflections as to whether or not I had taken a good decision. Many questions ran through my mind but my heart was never in doubt and that’s why it is what(a happy married life) it is today. My prayers was that God make me among those He talked about their prayers in Surat’l Furqan verse 74 — “Our Lord, grant us from among our spouses and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.”

Today, I am an example of who found Love in his peak. Like exams that is not the true test of knowledge, societal assumptions cum theories are never the true test of Love. What it is and will forever be is one’s heart and that’s why we can only find true Love by purifying our intentions and following our hearts. I can remember very vividly the turmoil, fear, phobia and even contemplation that ran in my mind from the moment I made public announcement of my Wedding Date to the end of my Wedding.

They weren’t farfetched, many people; including close Family and Friends where tensed by the probability of my marriage standing the test of time owing to the fact that it coincided with my first major Political Appointment and Prolific Social Status. At this point, my solace was still from the Quran — “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put Love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect.”(Surah Ar-Room, Verse 21)

Behold, the rest is history!

Hussaina Ojochogwu, who happens to be my beloved WIFE is a gift of immeasurable value from God. From our first conversation on marriage, she has not always been a WIFE but home counselor. She detests all that hovers around splendor, dislikes illusionary pleasures, allergic to conditional pleasantries and very mean to sustainable realities. Suffice to say, her views about life is always interwoven between moderating excesses and planning for the future.

Five Years into marriage; all I see is endless Love, growing affection, deeper bond and happy friendship. Save for the gift of our three lovely Children (Prince Sahil Onoja, Princess Zahra Ojone and Prince Arman Ocholi) from God Almighty, I didn’t asked for more than I have got.
As we mark our Five Years Anniversary today, I cannot thank God enough for what he has made out of it for us. Just like yesterday, our union gets fresher by the day and the forever we anticipate seem as if not to have even started. I have come to realize that beauty exists not only in what the eyes can see but all that the heart can conceive. Much more than my Wedding vote of thanks, I thank God for blessing me with an amazing woman I call WIFE on my Fifth Anniversary and every other day afterwards.

Alhamdulillahi Rabil Alamin

Hon. Sani Ogu SALISU (S. O. S)

Former Commissioner for Youths and Sports

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