Biola had her prayers answered before she even prayed for them. You know when someone or something happens and they're everything you always dreamed of without even knowing? Well that's how Biola felt.
When Bayo walked into her life and a most beautiful relationship began, then two months later Bayo met her parents and then before he returned back to his US base, got Biola a passport and then started to process her Visa. They had already even started looking for schools for her over there, Bayo was quite serious about settling down with her.
He used to visit about twice a month, and each time bring many goodies with him, not only for Biola, but for her parents and her friends. He had already taken Biola home to meet his family to, during one of his visits. However, a few months later Biola noticed his calls had started to lessen, with no explanation. Her visa had been granted and her college application was successful, she was all set to go, but Bayo had suddenly gone cold.
A few weeks later, she runs into Bayo's friend who not only tells her that Bayo is in town but also takes her to Bayo's hotel room. When his friend knocked and Bayo opened, Biola barged in and was shocked to see her boyfriend/fiancé/husband-to-be, but even more shocked to see Busayo in his bed.
Busayo, one of Biola's closest friends. One of the benefactors of the largesse Bayo used to bring for her friends, one of her biggest supporters and prayer warriors, the same person who helped her with her college applications and counseled her on her impending marriage in the US of A...
It was later learnt that Busayo stole Bayo's phone number from Biola's phone and started calling him; this babe you want to marry are you aware she's a serious runs babe? Are you aware that if you take her abroad she go leave you and waka? Are you aware that she's just after your money? Are you aware that she sleeps around? On and on and on... Unfortunately Biola wasn't exactly a saint before she and Bayo started dating and Busayo's incessant warnings led him to ask around and eventually dump her... Meanwhile, introduction was already underway o! Visa was ready. Tickets were about to be bought. School fees in the Americas were already being paid.
Failure at the edge of breakthrough! Lol.
After months of severe, and by severe I mean severe devastation, for you see, Biola who was already visualizing herself as the student of some American university had stopped attending lectures here and didn't take the exams that semester (which eventually led to an extra year), she decided that she shouldn't leave vengeance for God alone.
It so happens that Busayo was in a serious relationship of her own, even when she went and destroyed Biola's. Biola decided she was going to tell Busayo's boo everything that happened, from stealing Bayo's numbers, to the frequent phone calls, to finding her half naked in his bed. She did this. But. Busayo's boo did not even budge. He apologized on his girlfriend's behalf and asked Biola to leave.
Today Busayo and that boo are married with a couple of kids. From an indications, they seem to have a good life and a happy marriage.
Biola however is still single, and searching... And all these years later the sting still burns.
This morning my friend, Blessing, called, all irate and indignant. How could that terrible terrible person whom she showed nothing but love and kindness to, who had her thrown out of her home, the very home she welcomed her into when the world and her own family turned their backs on her, and almost destroyed a marriage, be living a golden life with blessings on blessings on blessings. While hers remains much less than perfect?
It's too long a story to relay this morning but even I could feel her pain. The injustice seems too weighty.
Doesn't it make you wonder the point in being a good, conscientious individual when the rain falls on the just and unjust alike...?