Nothing is more important in a marriage than the relationship between husband and wife. Isaac Ating, Circulation Executive, Research Intelligence seems to be the happiest man on earth as he has found the love of his life , former Miss Jane Uwabor.
November 5, 2017 appeared too far away yet very close as the couple were getting ready for their wedding at the Kingdom Hall, Orisunmbare , Ejigbo.
On the day of the event proper, Isaac had nostalgia if the event would turn out successful as people he assigned to do certain tasks were not living up to expectations .
‘That wedding day, I was worried early hours of the morning but after the Kingdom Hall and the talk given to us I started getting myself before the marriage vow. After the marriage vow we got to the reception hall and I was happy. I was bothered earlier because people that I assigned responsibilities to didn’t meet up with the tasks but later on everything was very okay’ he recounted .
Isaac feels happy that he’s now a married man. According to him, things have changed. ‘Personally I have seen changes in my own life as a married man from impatience, lack of tolerance and immaturity to other vices ‘he said.
The beauty and elegant disposition of Jane had caught Isaac’s piercing eyes in the first place but Isaac has said that beyond her physical appearance, Jane is a jewel no man would want to toy with .
‘Then after that I said let me get to know the person more. I later discovered that she is religious and she is not proud of who she is even as she is hard working’
Beautiful Jane is from Umunede community in Delta State while Isaac is from Ewemem village in Oron , Akwa Ibom State.
In terms of coming from different cultural backgrounds and how they are going to cope with each other Isaac doesn’t care where the wife comes from. ‘It is not a matter of where you come from or your background. Marriage is not about the community or the state or country, marriage is about the two people living life as one meanwhile they are different people. It is left for the man and the woman to learn how to cater and care for each other for the family to keep on growing. So I am very happy. I don’t care where she is from or where I come from, since we have agreed to live together and make things work together I am happy for that’, he said.
The couple was very excited that people came out to cheer with them in their joy saying that the wedding surpassed their expectations. They planned the wedding for 400 people but more than 500 guests turned up that day.
‘My parents were happy because the family of my wife took my family as their own family. Upon the stress of coming from Akwa Ibom to Lagos, they were all happy. My mother even gave my wife a local name Okim meaning Nkem in Igbo.
In his advice to his friends those that are still single, ‘ I have already started giving them encouragement that married life is very sweet and not one that is bothering at least you have someone to talk to when you have a problem . I even regretted not marrying before this time because by now I would have been something else’, he counseled.
Final words, ‘ I welcome other people that are joining me in this university of no graduation.
My wife is a supportive woman and I will advise every other young man to marry that kind of a woman’ .
A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created, Isaac and Jane are walking the talk.