So on to the testimony part, like I said I wasn't feeling too well. Things got bad on Friday and much worse at night. I had no idea what was wrong but I'd been suffering from loss of appetite, fatigue, throwing up a few times and mild fever. Plus my joints hurt once in a while. It freaked me out because I had a job on Saturday morning. One bride, four brides maids. And the worst thing you can do is to disappoint a bride on her wedding day. The wedding took place at Ikeja and I had to be there before 7am. By 5 I was up and the minute I woke up I panicked, I felt even worse than I did on Friday night, add stomach upset to everything else. My temperature was higher as well. I quickly took my bath and got dressed. I had no drugs to take so I did the only thing I knew to do. I reached for a bottle of anointing oil, went on my knees and prayed. Basically just said Psalm 23, anointed my upset belly and my head. Then I got up and left. Like I miracle I immediately felt better.
Got to the car and it wouldn't start. (MURPHY'S LAW!!!). Made a quick call, my brother came to lend me his car but said I would have to return it before 1pm as he had things to do. Eventually I got to the hotel at Ikeja at 7.20am and did my job. The bride and her family were pleased with the job. I'll post pictures soon, hopefully. But get this, after all the running around, the minute I was done with the job the fever returned, the tummy growled and fatigue hit again. I may have to see a doctor but I'm so grateful that for those hours I needed to work I was 100% strong and capable.
Now to my apology. This is for my friends NWAMAKA AND OBIORA EGWUONWU.
let me begin by wishing them a very happy married life. After I did the job, like I said I had to go return the car and then I took a cab back for their wedding in Ikeja. By this time the traffic everywhere was crazy. I made it back to the church where I thought the reception would be holding at about 4pm (the message I got said the reception will be holding in the church's hall) only to be told that the reception wasn't holding there. I kept calling the groom's friend who's also my friend ; Ugo. I called Ugo severally and he didn't pick. My only alternative would be to call the couple and I didn't think it was right thing to do, so after trying Ugo a few more times without any success I asked the cab driver to take me back home. I know this sounds like a poor excuse but with the way I was feeling I really just wanted to be in bed. I feel especially bad because I was unable to make their traditional marriage last year where I was supposed to tie Nwamaka's three ichafu (gele) for the marriage. I got a mail a couple of days before to attend an interview. (Only to stay back for the interview and attend it and be told by the principal that No, the job isn't for a lawyer, it's for a Personal Assistant that has worked in a Law firm. Aaaaaaaaargh! Dude, you didn't open my CV before inviting me for an interview??? Apparently he didn't as the two other people who showed up to the interview were lawyers too).
Anyways I don't know how to apologize to the couple. I'm just hoping that if Nwamaka visits this blog again she will read this and forgive me. I feel so horrible because on their way to the church for the wedding she actually called me and said they were expecting me o! And I was like "babe, if I dont't come for your wedding who will come?". SMH @ myself.