…And Two Shall Chase Ten Thousand

Posted On July 29, 2009 | Written by Emmanuel Oluwatosin
man and wife

I am going to be shifting focus today from my normal post trends. This is  not because I am loosing focus but rather because it gives me an opportunity to celebrate “the love of my life” – the one that has added colour to my world. Today makes it exactly THREE GREAT YEARS that I renounced my membership of the Bachelor’s club. I moved to the realm of chasing ten thousand. Yeah, it has been three (3) solid years that I have been on this great journey and there has been no reason to regret that decision 🙂

The journey actually started some years before 29 July 2006 but I will leave that story for another day. It is definitely part of the story and 29 July 2006 would not have come to past without the phase before it. As I type this now, everything looks like yesterday. Has the journey been totally smooth? No…but have I been better off by taking this journey? Definitely YES. Indeed, the experience has been mind-blowing 😀

Are you still wondering what I am talking about? Hmm..It is exactly 3 years today that I invoked the power given to us as men to change names. Yeah… it was a priviledge to have the opportunity to fulfil God’s instruction to man.

For this reason shall a man leaves his family and cleave to his wife

I got married to the one that I love. And the result? I found a “good thing”. Indeed, I have obtained favour from God. Olayemi, knowing you is great but having the priviledge to join forces with you on this journey is greater. I have achieved more these past 3 years than I had achieved the years before put together. This is the effect of GRACE and I am not going to take you or this grace for granted for a second.

Baby, I can’t say it enough…I LOVE YOU and I am glad you are part of my world. I just want to let you know that the journey has just started. We have not seen anything yet. Everyday that I wake up with you by my side comes with new strength to fulfil destiny. And I know that with God as the “third person” of our relationship, we will continue to experience HIS hand. I love you so much.

And to my “men in black” on the day – Idowu Opaleye, Dimeji Aboderin, Ayo Oladejo, Seun Olajide, Wale Akinbola, Yemi Adenaike, Toyin Daniel” – you are part of the story. I can’t thank you enough.  Your presence and committment added colour to the foundation. My driver of the day, Mr. Gbolade Shoyemi, what else can I say? God will reward your labour of love. I am waiting for the good news from you oooo. So, don’t keep boiz waiting for too long. My brother from another mother – Hammed Shittu – you have showed on several occassions that, indeed, there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Thanks for the support pre & post-foundation laying ceremony 😀

The Shittus, the Akinyemis (God understand why He brought us together as family), Uncle Toks, Big bros (Ghese), Ayoboye “Mr. Ogundiya”, Destiny Partners, Glo Colleagues (Bukenzo, Chief Lolu, Mr. Nasamu…), friends, My fellowship – Student Christian Movement “Generation of Lion”, Daystar Christian Centre and the name continues. Thanks so much. The seed of love you have sown has germinated and is growing fast. Our families (brother, sisters, uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews, cousins etc), thanks for the prayer and the support. God has definitely answered your prayers. The results abound. Our parents, on both side, this journey would not have started without your approval. Thanks for showing us the way to go. We are foreover grateful to God for giving us parents like you. God bless you and give you long life.

And to the one who agrees to go together with me on this journey, Olayemi, thanks for the support. You are trully a virtuous woman and our children will call you blessed. I will forever love you. How could I forget my little princess – ‘Mikun. You are God’s gift to us. We appreciate your presence and we constantly thank God for making you a source of joy to us. Finally to God who has given us strength, we join our voice together to say a big THANK YOU. Thank you for your mercy and leading. You are indeed our shepherd…

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